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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #675 on: September 04, 2018, 09:26:33 AM »

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #676 on: September 04, 2018, 11:58:08 AM »
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #677 on: September 30, 2018, 07:39:00 AM »
Best sim card option?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #678 on: October 04, 2018, 09:32:18 AM »
Don't use SIM Card unless you need stay more the 3 month and also need answer phone from local.
Use wifi buddy instead.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #679 on: October 05, 2018, 07:42:39 AM »
Best sim card option?
If all you need is data then I would go with https://www.simcardgeek.com
We used them for our 3 week trip and had no issues at all. You can check this page out for a more in depth discussion: https://tokyocheapo.com/business/internet/prepaid-cheap-japan-sim-card-options/

Just make sure to buy BEFORE you get there.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #680 on: April 01, 2019, 10:02:53 AM »
A new Chabad opened in Kyoto, but there has been some sort of Chabad there for some time I think. Without getting too political, how does it work that Chabad does or doesn't officially recognize a shaloch as being "official"? Is it about paperwork or is there something more fundemental? Should one be more concerned about kasharus from an unofficial Chabad vs an official Chabad?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #681 on: April 01, 2019, 10:23:39 AM »
A new Chabad opened in Kyoto, but there has been some sort of Chabad there for some time I think. Without getting too political, how does it work that Chabad does or doesn't officially recognize a shaloch as being "official"? Is it about paperwork or is there something more fundemental? Should one be more concerned about kasharus from an unofficial Chabad vs an official Chabad?
FWIU, each shliach was sent there at roughly the same time (early 2000s) by competing factions within Chabad. In most places in Asia, you have a shliach from one or the other so unless you're steeped in Chabad theology you wouldn't necessarily know the difference. In terms of kashrus or any halachic area, I trust both of them completely including the shliach in Kyoto who is a branch of the 'unofficial' Chabad. If you have more questions, please PM me because I would not want to write something b'farhesya that could be misconstrued as LH or motzi shem ra regarding Rabbanim I deeply respect.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #682 on: April 01, 2019, 10:28:09 AM »
A new Chabad opened in Kyoto, but there has been some sort of Chabad there for some time I think. Without getting too political, how does it work that Chabad does or doesn't officially recognize a shaloch as being "official"? Is it about paperwork or is there something more fundemental? Should one be more concerned about kasharus from an unofficial Chabad vs an official Chabad?
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #683 on: April 01, 2019, 02:30:35 PM »
A new Chabad opened in Kyoto, but there has been some sort of Chabad there for some time I think. Without getting too political, how does it work that Chabad does or doesn't officially recognize a shaloch as being "official"? Is it about paperwork or is there something more fundemental? Should one be more concerned about kasharus from an unofficial Chabad vs an official Chabad?
Previously some of the ex-pats living/working in Kyoto spent shabbos in the JCC Kobe, where there is a proper shul with a great chabad rabbi. There are some apartments in the shul complex - dorm rooms are free, or the self-contained apartment is around $100/night I think. It's around 1 hour drive, less on the train.
The Rabbi in Kobe is brother in law of R. Mendi from Tokyo, and they are very close - kids friendly etc. The wife and his family are wonderful people and very hospitable. Community is an interesting mix of  post-army Israelis, travellers, jewish men married to local women, a few scholars and some expats.

Shabbat food in Kobe JCC is fine, but often no meat/chicken as it's so expensive. Rabbi is happy to make meals for travellers and ship anywhere, same prices and R Mendi.

Kobe is the only 'proper' orthodox shul in Japan (not chabad house) and has been around since early 20th century - hosting the Mir Yeshiva (briefly) during WW2.

http://www.jcckobe.org/

https://www.facebook.com/chabadkobejapan/

See also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Kobe

for background
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Re: Kosher food delivery
« Reply #684 on: April 07, 2019, 06:36:38 AM »
I wanted to recommend the kosher food delivery service from R Mendi/Channa's Place. Website and order form is here.

https://www.chanasplace.com

You need to order and pay online.


We used this service last week, both eat in, pick-up and delivery.

Good, fresh and tasty.
Had fish, shnitzel, turkey, shakshuka, sandwiches
Also: took food to have dinner in the airport, no problem clearing security.
Note: Cost of delivery is similar to taking a round-trip cab ride ie. not cheap.

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Re: Kosher food delivery
« Reply #685 on: April 07, 2019, 09:26:32 AM »
We used this service last week, both eat in, pick-up and delivery.

Good, fresh and tasty.
Had fish, shnitzel, turkey, shakshuka, sandwiches
Also: took food to have dinner in the airport, no problem clearing security.
Note: Cost of delivery is similar to taking a round-trip cab ride ie. not cheap.
Cost of delivery is quire reasonable outside Tokyo IMO. It was around 2500 Yen (US$ 25) per order to delivery anywhere in Japan - I had food delivered to Nagoya and to Takayama (which is at least 6 hours drive away). Food arrived fresh and refrigerated.