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  1. Hey all, Does anyone know of any wilderness first aid certification course in English here on the Island of Japan? Thank you in advance.
  2. Last day here at Happo. First wind and now rain. The mountains are awesome. Can't say the same for the village. The place looks beat!
  3. Send some of that snow to Osaka! This is not a very snowy city apparently.................ahhhhh! I was drooling over the news when they showed the snow in Yamanashi.
  4. Thanks for all the replies. A pension or perhaps a camping area with optional tours might be a nice option. I will look into it.
  5. This would be my target market, at least until my Japanese improves. Exactly! Well said! Why do you hate the gaijin run ski tours?
  6. That is one of my concerns. My Japanese isn't all that great. I need my wife to handle our adventures to city hall. I would be lost without her I'm afraid. I wonder if a partnership with a native speaker might be worthwhile. Thanks for your reply by the way.
  7. Let me rephrase that. Could you point out anything to be aware of that is uniquely Japanese? I'm looking for any firsthand experiences/advice that foreigners who have started a business here might have.
  8. Alright, I can't do the English teaching thing anymore! It's driving me bonkers and it's only been six months! Is there anyone who started their own business here in Nihon? If so, could you point out anything to be aware of? I want/need to make the mountains my office and ditch this cubicle. AHHHHHHH! I'm looking at starting a hiking tour / photo tour business.
  9. I've been visiting some Kansai areas ( which are seriously lacking reviews and photos ) and posting some keitai pics and reviews. Just went to Oku Kannabe and Manba today. Review coming in a few days.
  10. Yeah…..why do they do that? I going back to the states to record a day of skiing as it should sound (in my humble opinion) and just play it on my iPod when I'm skiing here.
  11. If you want to try online shops from the U.S. I would go with Backcountry dot com. I found that many brands can't be shipped to Japan from the states. I know that Dalbello and Tecnica can be shipped here. I just bought a new pair of Dalbello Scorpion SF 130's and they arrived very fast. Just be prepared to pay import taxes at the time of delivery.
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