Tag Archives: Japan

Starflyer

Have you ever heard of an airline called Starflyer before?  If you have, you are one up on me.  I saw these guys at Haneda in Tokyo.  I didn’t know anything about them but the black livery they apply to … Continue reading

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Soviet Looking Tower Architecture

There are a number of high towers in Tokyo.  I saw one as I was walking to Shinjuku that seemed rather out of keeping.  Most have either a futuristic look or just look like a radio tower.  This one was … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Korean Air

When the Korean Air 747 pulled away from the gate, the ground crew all lined up to wave goodbye.  I loved the personal touch.  Not something you ever see in the US. I did wonder how many people on board … Continue reading

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What Are You Hiding in Your Pockets?

While waiting for my flight at Narita, I saw this guy on the ramp being wanded by a colleague with a metal detector.  There didn’t seem to be any problem so I was curious about what they were hoping to … Continue reading

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Palace Sightseeing is No Fun When It’s Hot

On my first visit to Tokyo, a few years ago, I made a brief visit to the park around the Imperial Palace.  I decided to take another look during my first visit this year.  However, while I knew it was … Continue reading

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Whose Truck is This (and How Old?)

Sitting in the lounge at Narita waiting for my flight home, this truck belonging to Delta was parked below us.  It may be painted in Delta markings but it isn’t hard to see who originally bought it.  I guess it … Continue reading

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U-125 Out and Back

The BAe125 (and all of the successor names) was a dominant biz jet for many years.  It also found a few roles in military operations from transport, through trainer, to flight calibration and reconnaissance.  The JASDF was one such operator … Continue reading

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Gardens by Day and Night

The hotel I have used on my recent visits to Tokyo is one of a group of hotels in one location.  Between each of the buildings is a garden.  It is a peaceful place to hang out (even when it … Continue reading

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Taking the Kids for a Ride

Bike trails were popular in Yoyogi Park.  The main trails had people getting some speed up but some areas were cordoned off for kids to use.  This person was compromising and taking their kids for a ride in the park.  … Continue reading

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Back Streets

Part of my exploration of Tokyo involved wandering around some back streets.  The city felt so safe, I wanted to see what was going on away from the main activity.  The streets were a maze of routes to get around … Continue reading

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