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Via this Blog you should be able to figure out why it is so much fun to Cruise Japan.

And get all that information you'll need to tackle The Paper Work (PW) you'll be hit with, even before you make landfall.

Other boats have been here before and:

ALL complained about the PW (hey, the officials just do their job) but it's all done for free,

ALL are so pleased they have come here...so most have come-back plans.

If you need more info, go the right hand side of this Blog, there is a list of Blogs...

As yet the links are to the boat's HP and so you'll have to roam around a bit to find that Japan Info.

Happy reading and see you at the sushi bar!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Better News

Last week we had NZ sailing yacht PATEKE with owner Fenton here in Odo Yacht Harbor (Fukuoka).
The good news he is happy and Genki.
And on his way down south, Okinawa area and after that the PI.

After his stay in the Inland Sea  he had cruised north to Hokkaido.
Of course he had gone through all the Paper-Work hassles
 ( and listening to his stories those hassles were huge)...... You know, to get the cruising permits for that trip. 

In Hokkaido the customs office there gave him a piece of paper what comes down to a 


With this paper he can come and go anywhere without the need of having to contact the customs al the time.
After Hokkaido he had been checked out by Coast Guard and Customs at various ports...
No Worries.

BUT..you still need the cruising permit issued by Min Transportation.

(Contact me if  you like a paper-copy of this paper.)