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.
Now the BETTER NEWS.
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...
BUT..you still need the cruising permit issued by Min Transportation.
(Contact me if you like a paper-copy of this paper.)