My Run-Ins With Fastidious Japanese Officialdom

Be prepared to deal with insane rules when you live in Japan

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A recent discussion concerning vaccination documentation for people arriving in Japan sparked memories of my own run-ins with Japanese officialdom.

This tweet, if true, is an amusing story if don’t have to deal with over-zealous officials on a daily basis…




Japonica: the publication for everything Japan: culture, language, travel, and anything else authentic.

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DC Palter

Entrepreneur, angel investor, writer, sake snob. Editor-in-chief of Japonica, the publication for everything Japan:

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