J-Warriors, Meet Up in Japan?

by EdmundLoh 44 replies
Hey All,

I'll be going to Japan 26th September through 1st October. Got my flight booked already. While I'll be attending James Brown's wedding on 28th September, would also like to meet up with anyone else staying around the Fukushima area, Tokyo.

Game for meet up? And he heh... who knows, create a product together maybe?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Hi Edmund,

    I'm flying out to Singapore in a few days and I'll be staying until December and travelling around Asia and Australia during that time so I'll see if I can make my timings fit.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      I've got a family Houji (a funeral anniversary thingy with lots of chanting and falling asleep), so I can't make it up for the wedding (major disappointment). But I will come up after to help dispose of the leftover alcohol -- oh yeah, and meet up with you lot.

      Andy, make sure you add Osaka to your itinerary. Best place in Japan.
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      • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
        Hey Kevin,

        It's James Brown's wedding, hope he's okay with that. But I'll be around for six days in total so we should catch up for sure. Fill me in on anything I should be aware of in Japan. Things like:

        - are there ample English signs around?
        - how much of the people do speak at least simple English?
        - is it true that Ultraman and Godzilla exists?

        Things like that.


        Andy,

        You're coming to Singapore? What's the agenda? I'm staying only 15 minutes away from Singapore. If you fancy meeting up and that I can take your autograph, I can come down.

        -- Edmund Loh
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        • Profile picture of the author kelvin yeo
          Edmund:

          You're crossing the Sing-Msia border again? Didn't they increase the number of German Shepherds after your last visit?? (Kidding! . Be good to have you here again!)
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        • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
          Originally Posted by EdmundLoh View Post


          - are there ample English signs around?
          There are ample Engrish signs around for you to laugh at.

          - how much of the people do speak at least simple English?
          Both James and his sidekick Stu speak simple English. Don't push them too far on vocabulary with more than 3 syllables and you'll make out OK.

          - is it true that Ultraman and Godzilla exists?
          But they're in Tokyo. They're not foolish enough to live in the wilds of Fukushima, unlike some IMers who shall remain anonymous.
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          • Profile picture of the author Stuart Stirling
            Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

            Both James and his sidekick Stu speak simple English. Don't push them too far on vocabulary with more than 3 syllables and you'll make out OK.
            wot you meen by taht Kebin san?

            but seriously, for anyone who can make it up here for the meet up,
            JB and I will make sure it's an experience you'll never forget...

            just make sure you bring some tranquilizers...never know what you'll
            meet on the streets of Fukushima....

            Stu
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            • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
              I WANT TO COME!

              James, I haven't met you, but I wish I could join! I can't though.

              As you may notice from my last name, it's a FUKUSHIMA exclusive name. Hikichi is a rare Japanese name except in Fukushima.

              My mother and I are both born in Hobara, Fukushima while my father is from Yanagawa, Fukushima. In fact, they're visiting Fukushima right now for BON season.

              I didn't know there are so many of you live in Fukushima (and I bet your area codes start with 0245 or something close)...

              James, invite over to your 5th anniversary party pls.
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              • Profile picture of the author James Brown
                Hi Takuya,

                Sure any time you are back in the neighbourhood call out & say hi

                Its such a small world lol... I'm in Fukushima-shi and yes with an 0245 code.

                Well, its just me and Stuart Stirling who are based here in Fukushima-ken.

                There's a number of other J-Warriors spread out all over Japan. I think we've
                just about got most areas covered now. A number of them are coming into
                town to help celebrate our lil wedding party.

                Stay in touch and hope to meet you some time when you are back out here
                visiting family and friends...

                Cheers
                JB
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                • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
                  James,
                  Loads of beautiful girls for real? I should be the envy of mankind. Thanks! And of yes, don't forget to teach me that 'secrets to absolutely absolute riches' yeah? ;-)

                  Stuart,
                  Andrew Hansen told me that Japanese people in general are nice. So why the tranquilizers? Ah, I get it. It's for Kevin Riley and his merry men. Those thugs, I tell you...

                  -- Edmund Loh
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                  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Stirling
                    You got it Ed! No don't need them for the Japanese...
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                  • Profile picture of the author James Brown
                    Originally Posted by EdmundLoh View Post

                    James, Loads of beautiful girls for real? I should be the envy of mankind. Thanks! And of yes, don't forget to teach me that 'secrets to absolutely absolute riches' yeah? ;-)
                    - Mate get ready to be envied... & as far as gettin' rich, yeah thats easy, will save you the trip if you like, "work hard & be good to your mother"...

                    Originally Posted by EdmundLoh View Post

                    Stuart, Andrew Hansen told me that Japanese people in general are nice. So why the tranquilizers? Ah, I get it. It's for Kevin Riley and his merry men. Those thugs, I tell you...
                    - Actually the tranquilizers are for self administration purposes, makes partying in Japan a whole lot more fun & interesting...

                    Cheers
                    JB
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                    • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
                      Ed,

                      Unless it's suggested by James otherwise, you might want to bring a set of black suit, black pants, black shoes and WHITE silky tie and shirt for the wedding (black tie is for funeral).

                      Almost every man there will more likely wear that. You might stand out if you happen to wear something light color even though it's summer.

                      But it's international wedding so James might have something else in mind. Traditionally though, people wear those.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
                        Originally Posted by Takuya Hikichi View Post

                        Ed,

                        Unless it's suggested by James otherwise, you might want to bring a set of black suit, black pants, black shoes and WHITE silky tie and shirt for the wedding (black tie is for funeral).

                        Almost every man there will more likely wear that. You might stand out if you happen to wear something light color even though it's summer.

                        But it's international wedding so James might have something else in mind. Traditionally though, people wear those.
                        Knowing James, it's more likely shorts and your least-stained T-shirt.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
                          Kevin,

                          Hey I have an idea. There is a famous Onsen right by where James lives called Iizaka Onsen (Onsen is a term for public hot spring for those people following this thread).

                          And Ed should have an opportunity to wear Yukata (Kevin, you might have a picture of you wearing this from your blog).

                          Not a wedding attire, but something I think Ed could truly enjoy and experience culture and the food to go with it.

                          Man, I so want to go to the wedding.

                          My 80+ year old grandparents called me from there yesterday. They didn't seem to know where Las Vegas was. I had to explain it was in America.

                          Tak
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                          • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
                            Originally Posted by Takuya Hikichi View Post


                            And Ed should have an opportunity to wear Yukata (Kevin, you might have a picture of you wearing this from your blog).

                            Not a wedding attire, but something I think Ed could truly enjoy and experience culture and the food to go with it.
                            I was planning on dressing Edmund up in a sexy Kimono and selling him in a red light district in Tokyo.
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                            • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
                              Unless it's suggested by James otherwise, you might want to bring a set of black suit, black pants, black shoes and WHITE silky tie and shirt for the wedding (black tie is for funeral).
                              Ok thanks for the info Takuya. So no Kimonos and such?


                              And Ed should have an opportunity to wear Yukata (Kevin, you might have a picture of you wearing this from your blog).
                              Sounds like 'you ga ta' (I'm glad)? Hey wait a minute, I did a Google Image search and the clothes is for women only?

                              ---> yukata - Google Image Search


                              JB there is no way you have peeps prepped for Edmund. Nah-uh.
                              Mr. Iser, it's CHICKS for Edmund Loh, not peeps. The Alpha-Peeps are for you.


                              I was planning on dressing Edmund up in a sexy Kimono and selling him in a red light district in Tokyo.
                              Kevin, I won't give you the satisfaction of seeing me in a pink Kimono.

                              -- Edmund Loh
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                              • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
                                Originally Posted by EdmundLoh View Post

                                Ok thanks for the info Takuya. So no Kimonos and such?

                                Sounds like 'you ga ta' (I'm glad)? Hey wait a minute, I did a Google Image search and the clothes is for women only?

                                ---> yukata - Google Image Search
                                Yukata LOOKS like Kimono. In fact, just as in Kimono, both men and women wear them.

                                Take a look at this picture from Kevin's blog. He is wearing one here.
                                Kevin Riley Inc In hot water at Kaga Onsen

                                You can see the dinner to go with it, too.
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                                • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
                                  Originally Posted by Takuya Hikichi View Post

                                  Yukata LOOKS like Kimono. In fact, just as in Kimono, both men and women wear them.

                                  Take a look at this picture from Kevin's blog. He is wearing one here.
                                  Kevin Riley Inc In hot water at Kaga Onsen

                                  You can see the dinner to go with it, too.
                                  Stalking me again? You and Mann - scary.

                                  Edmund, yukata is like bath robe. You wear it at onsen. Also, ther is fancier yukata like Rieko wears to summer festival (scroll to bottom):

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                                  • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
                                    Oh yeah another important question: how will the weather be like in Tokyo next month (Sept - Oct)? Temperature? Yeah I'm scared of cold weather.

                                    Hey Kevin,
                                    Just saw the pic of Reiko in the Yukata. Yes she looks beautiful in it... so uhm, I guess that I'll be wearing one of those while I'm there right? It's amazing how some clothes can survive for centuries.

                                    -- Edmund Loh
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                                    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
                                      Originally Posted by EdmundLoh View Post

                                      Oh yeah another important question: how will the weather be like in Tokyo next month (Sept - Oct)? Temperature? Yeah I'm scared of cold weather.

                                      Hey Kevin,
                                      Just saw the pic of Reiko in the Yukata. Yes she looks beautiful in it... so uhm, I guess that I'll be wearing one of those while I'm there right? It's amazing how some clothes can survive for centuries.

                                      -- Edmund Loh
                                      No cold weather in Sept/Oct. September can still be quite hot and muggy in Osaka, but I think Fukushima is cooler. Gotta ask those northerners.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author sizzleld
                                        wow!

                                        I didnt know so many people on this forum are hanging out around japan!

                                        Unfortunately im on the other end of Japan (Misawa) and wouldnt have the chance anytime soon to see whats going on near Tokyo.

                                        Anywho Congrats to you James on your wedding and I wish you all of the best of success and luck in your journey together.

                                        Maybe one of these days I'll get the chance to head down that way and meet some of the great jwarriors in the area!

                                        Congrats once again!

                                        LaPrentiss
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                                        • Profile picture of the author James Brown
                                          Hey thanks for all the congrats and best wishes both here in the thread and the many PM's. Kindly appreciated.


                                          LMAO @ Iser... dude, coming from anybody else I'd have taken it seriously.


                                          Takuya, Iizaka Onsen is not bad, tho the water is mad hot. Our favourite spot here is up at Takayu Onsen and a couple of other secret mountain onsen in that area.


                                          Yes, plans are well under way to see Edmund dressed in a Fundoshi and Waraji, then paraded down the streets of Fukushima for all and sundry to inspect. Stay tuned for the photos.


                                          The weather will be very comfortable and maybe we'll start to get a glimpse of the Autumn change of colours.
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                                            Originally Posted by James Brown View Post

                                            Yes, plans are well under way to see Edmund dressed in a Fundoshi and Waraji, then paraded down the streets of Fukushima for all and sundry to inspect. Stay tuned for the photos.
                                            I had the misfortune of seeing Loh in just shorts in Bali:



                                            Do you really want to subject the good citizens of Fukushima to this?
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                                            Originally Posted by James Brown View Post

                                            Hey thanks for all the congrats and best wishes both here in the thread and the many PM's. Kindly appreciated.


                                            LMAO @ Iser... dude, coming from anybody else I'd have taken it seriously.
                                            You go around making promises for Edmund but you do squat for me?

                                            Boy oh boy am I gonna spam you on Skype.

                                            Watch out for my wristbands.

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                                            • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
                                              Originally Posted by Steve Iser View Post

                                              You go around making promises for Edmund but you do squat for me?

                                              Boy oh boy am I gonna spam you on Skype.

                                              Watch out for my wristbands.

                                              Steve
                                              James Brown loves me more than he loves you. :-)

                                              -- Edmund Loh
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                          Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

                          Knowing James, it's more likely shorts and your least-stained T-shirt.
                          My thoughts exactly.....LOL....what else would you expect?

                          I know Edmund wants to bring those nice fitting swimmers to Fukushima,
                          but the closest beach is 100 km's over the mountain range.

                          But unless there is a topless bicycle road race going on at that time,
                          then I guess it will be ok. I'll keep you posted!

                          Stu
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                      Originally Posted by James Brown View Post

                      - Mate get ready to be envied... & as far as gettin' rich, yeah thats easy, will save you the trip if you like, "work hard & be good to your mother"...



                      - Actually the tranquilizers are for self administration purposes, makes partying in Japan a whole lot more fun & interesting...

                      Cheers
                      JB
                      JB there is no way you have peeps prepped for Edmund. Nah-uh.

                      Now there is no way I am even considering it. Didn't even think
                      about me.

                      Remember that old marketing rule ... WIIFM?

                      Well... way to go champ.

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        • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
          Hi Edmund,

          I'll be in Singapore until at least the end of November (I'm arriving next Tuesday) and I'll be taking trips out around India, China, Australia, and wherever else seems like a good idea. But my sister lives in Singapore so I'm going to be based from there so I can see her. I'll be renting a serviced apartment for the time so I have somewhere to work from and my sister lives close to Orchard Road, so I'll be in that area quite a lot for all the times I'm in Singapore.

          If you're going to be around in Singapore over the next few months we can probably meet up there as it'll be easier and more chances.

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    Originally Posted by EdmundLoh View Post

    Hey All,

    I'll be going to Japan 26th September through 1st October. Got my flight booked already. While I'll be attending James Brown's wedding on 28th September, would also like to meet up with anyone else staying around the Fukushima area, Tokyo.

    Game for meet up? And he heh... who knows, create a product together maybe?
    Wow, Edmund...didnt know you going Japan..if not I would have asked you where to go..

    I will be in Japan from end Nov till early Dec.

    Will be going free and easy from Tokyo and out....

    Hehe....

    Cheers,
    John
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    • Profile picture of the author James B. Allen
      Howdy Edmund,

      I'll be heading up from my ricefield to JB's too. Let me know if you want me to meet you at the airport or we can arrange traveling up to Fukushima together from Tokyo. Should be fun. Late September....maybe you'll even get to see some snow up there. LOL
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        Hope for a safe and enjoying journey.

        If you ever have some time to stay at Dubai etc. Plz let me know ...
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          Kelvin,
          Haha no actually but ever since that stump Mas Selamat terrorist dude got away, immigration has had more complications. It generally takes a longer time going in and out of the immigration especially at peak hours. Nonetheless, I do come down now and then to Singapore.

          Andy,
          Ok cool so no hurries actually. I'm nearby most of the time. You go ahead on your trips - we can meet up anytime here and looks like I won't be the only one asking for your autograph.

          Jhong Ren,
          Not possibly going there to wed more couples right?

          James B Allen,
          James Brown said he'd offer to meet me at the airport (with Stuart Stirling) but can you just check with him first?

          Nathanial,
          I was in transit at the Doha airport near middle this year. Dubai must had been nearby on the map.

          Kevin,
          Engrish? Did someone say Engrish???

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          • Profile picture of the author thebestguru
            Hey,

            I didn't know that JB's getting married?

            I'll be at Tokyo on late September, so that'll be great if I could join the gathering :-)

            Who's going to organize this?
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            • Profile picture of the author kelvin yeo
              Edmund:

              Its true la. Border crossing takes longer now. Used to be "your" side took longer. Now its "our" side that takes ages. In any case, next time you're here and you have a bit of time, let me know -- I'll take you to a nice char kway teow place!
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              • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
                Fidens,

                I'm coming because I've been invited to James Brown's wedding but of course to come only for the wedding isn't making full use of the trip. So... yes, I'll be visiting Tokyo. No fixed agenda yet but I trust the J-Warriors will show me around. Hope I don't go back speaking Engrish, of course.

                -- Edmund Loh
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                • Profile picture of the author James Brown
                  Well, thought I'd better drop in on this thread...

                  First, technically we've (Mari & I) been married for the past 15 months. This is
                  just our wedding celebs for friends and family (from Australia) to enjoy with us.

                  Second, plans are well under way for a product creation session or three here
                  in Fukushima! Stuart and I are busy planning out the whole deal. Just waiting
                  on confirming who'll be coming.

                  Fidens, I added you to my skype, hit me up there and I will get you an invite
                  to the party and whats going on here in Fukushima.

                  Cheers
                  JB
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