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Now in Japan, investigation ....

Hello Everyone

here is Teo, i started my trip on 4 april 2011, non stop i crosse 41 contries in low budget (last time i slep in hotel was in filippines 10 months ago)


(this is my route if dont want read just skip this)
From Milan (italy) to lithuania then down till turkey, then try my luck to enter in russia from georgia (abhazia) but no way so i took a ferry on the black see, back to ukraina then russia, central asia, iran, back to caucaso and then turkey, iraq , iran, pakistan india nepal south east easia, australia, south korea and now Japan.


So now im planning my trip in Japan and i have some goals

1) goal is found the family and/or friend of a Japanese biker killed in Russia
u can read from here where i found his notice
motorcyclist killed in Zabaikalye (Russia) - ADVrider

and im looking on the net but for the moment i got nothing with this
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_po...371098#newpost

2) im looking for some japan biker forum even if is in japanese (of course)
who can help with the Japanese biker investigation and also maybe they can welcome another brother coming from far away

big hugs to everyone...next week i should get my bike )))

Teo
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Send an e-mail to World Touring Network-Japan (www.wtn-j.com).
Someone there might know.
But from what I heard, the family doesn't want random strangers showing up to visit. It was a very hard experience for them. Please respect their wishes if they don't want to meet you.

An English language forum in Japan is Gaijinriders

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Hello Everyone

here is Teo, i started my trip on 4 april 2011, non stop i crosse 41 contries in low budget (last time i slep in hotel was in filippines 10 months ago)


(this is my route if dont want read just skip this)
From Milan (italy) to lithuania then down till turkey, then try my luck to enter in russia from georgia (abhazia) but no way so i took a ferry on the black see, back to ukraina then russia, central asia, iran, back to caucaso and then turkey, iraq , iran, pakistan india nepal south east easia, australia, south korea and now Japan.


So now im planning my trip in Japan and i have some goals

1) goal is found the family and/or friend of a Japanese biker killed in Russia
u can read from here where i found his notice
motorcyclist killed in Zabaikalye (Russia) - ADVrider

and im looking on the net but for the moment i got nothing with this
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_po...371098#newpost

2) im looking for some japan biker forum even if is in japanese (of course)
who can help with the Japanese biker investigation and also maybe they can welcome another brother coming from far away

big hugs to everyone...next week i should get my bike )))

Teo
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Teo,

I agree with Chris. I strongly assume that it was a very hard time for the family and all of us should respect their privacy.

If you want to contact the Japanese "gaijin" or foreigner community, this would be a great site to start:

Gaijinriders!

There are lots of people always willing to help.

Hope this helps a little.
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Hey Guys thanks a lot, i wrote in the forum U suggest

World trip by Kawa er5 ..now in Japan

and also i found this one

Japan Riders - For Motorcycle Riders in Japan - The Front Page

Many people said like that ....so i just give up and forget about this story.



cheers Teo
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Teo,
I saw on your Facebook that you have troubles because you do not have a valid Italian license nor an International Driving Permit (IDP).
I will skip the lecture on going to another country without the proper driving documents....

You have only two solutions:
Get an IDP from West Australia where you say you have a license
or wait until May when your valid Italian license arrives and have that sent to you.
So, send in your application or arrange to have your license sent to Japan, and wait out the 'Golden Week' holidays. Traffic is terrible now anyways!

For anyone coming to Japan, you need an IDP unless you have a driver's license issued in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, or Taiwan. For those countries, the automobile club (JAF) can issue a license translation that is valid for driving in Japan.
A "temporary license" or other document to replace a lost license is not acceptable.

You can, of course, always ride without a license. But you are screwed if you get caught. Driving without a license is punishable by up to one year in jail (usually just a hefty fine).
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Teo,
I saw on your Facebook that you have troubles because you do not have a valid Italian license nor an International Driving Permit (IDP).
I will skip the lecture on going to another country without the proper driving documents....

You have only two solutions:
Get an IDP from West Australia where you say you have a license
or wait until May when your valid Italian license arrives and have that sent to you.
So, send in your application or arrange to have your license sent to Japan, and wait out the 'Golden Week' holidays. Traffic is terrible now anyways!

For anyone coming to Japan, you need an IDP unless you have a driver's license issued in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, or Taiwan. For those countries, the automobile club (JAF) can issue a license translation that is valid for driving in Japan.
A "temporary license" or other document to replace a lost license is not acceptable.

You can, of course, always ride without a license. But you are screwed if you get caught. Driving without a license is punishable by up to one year in jail (usually just a hefty fine).
Well u are right man, i guess the only solution is waiting the italian...but i will wait max until 7 (the day that my license should be ready) if i have bad news.... i will hit the road and try to drive like a good boy and in case of stop ....pray for the best ...

still i need to go to Russia ... i will not ship or make fly my bike again ...

thanks for suggestions ....

cheers Teo
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