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    Why did you think that? I can only think of one time in my life that I've gone for a blonde; usually they don't do it for me.
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    It's festivals days like these on which I really try really hard to make up for not partying in college.
    yeah, because who needs free flowing drugs and alcohol fueling adventorous sex with taut, lithe young bodies when you could wander around a dying town in the freezing cold with a can of asahi super dry in your hand while some toothless old farmer shouts at you.

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    Can anyone tell me about the customs coming back into Japan? Is it exactly the same as the airport? Faster? Easier? Slower?
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    It's pretty much exactly the same. Similar setup, etc. It feels a little trashier (well, it did at Shimonoseki, but that could just be on accounta the fact that Shimonoseki is kindof a skeazy city). The level of security is much more subdued than at your average airport, but all in all, the customs procedures are pretty much the same at an airport.

    It would probably be faster, except for one thing--you're on a boat with far, far more passengers than an airplane, and things aren't all that well-organized. The ferry company lets the first-class/luxury passengers off first, so if you paid for a nice cabin, you'll probably get through pretty quickly. They let all the second-class passengers off at the same time, so it's kinda chaotic after that, and there will be a nice long line. Also, most of the second-class passengers (most of the passengers in general) are old Korean women, who are, without a doubt, some of the rudest people I have ever seen in my entire life. They seem to have no qualms about pushing their way in front of you in line, ducking under the ropes to bypass the line, etc.

    [racism]If you're white, you'll have an advantage. The Japanese officials will probably be much nicer to you than they are to the Koreans. Also, the ferry company may find you and direct you to the exit before the second-class passengers (they did this for MG and I; it was really nice).[/racism]


    Edit: This is, of course, all based on my experience taking the large overnight ferry, not the fast one, although I imagine the customs procedures are pretty similar.
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    It's festivals days like these on which I really try really hard to make up for not partying in college.
    yeah, because who needs free flowing drugs and alcohol fueling adventorous sex with taut, lithe young bodies when you could wander around a dying town in the freezing cold with a can of asahi super dry in your hand while some toothless old farmer shouts at you.

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