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The only case I'm aware of where it's actually illegal to photograph something from a public place is when that something is a US military base or affiliated facility in Japan. Here's the Mutual Cooperation and Security Treaty under Article VI Facilities and Areas and the Special Criminal Act Attendant upon the Enforcement of the Agreement Regarding the ...


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As far as I know, the bag-in-bag technique you mention is definitely not forbidden by airlines. On the contrary, airlines often suggest to wrap/bag luggage of unusual shapes or sizes, to avoid problems during baggage-handling procedures. This is the case of large backpacks for example, whose loose straps might get caught in the conveyor belts. Therefore I ...


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You should have no problem using the bag. I have done similarly and I have seen many checked in bags that are not optimal to handle. A very broad range of "objects" are carried as check in baggage - a mere outer bag is far from unusual. If customs want to look inside your bag then they will look inside your bag. The only exception is if you make it so ...


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Yes you can travel with furniture and other household goods in a van. That's what vans are made for. :) Three things you should consider: 1. Customs Unions No need to declare anything when crossing borders between countries that are part of a customs union. In Europe for example you have Switzerland that is inside Schengen but not inside the EU customs ...


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As per the official EU Travel Guide: There are no limits on what private persons can buy and take with them when they travel between EU countries, as long as the products purchased are for personal use and not for resale, with exception of new means of transport. You do not have to prove the origin of the goods or show any sort of invoices, unless ...


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As far as I know you can transport household goods with no value limit within the EU as long as you can prove you own them or that you paid tax on them in the EU country you bought them or paid duty on the border you brought them into the EU. As your friend owns the goods and not you, you should technically hold papers to prove that fact and that you ...


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In reality, as long as the boy is accompanied by an adult, just walking on public streets in Japan late at night won't cause a substantial problem in most cases. If you are unlucky, a police officer might stop you and ask a few questions, but anything worse is unlikely to happen. Entering certain safe stores like convenience stores is OK, too. But I don't ...


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As stated in fkraiem's answer, the relevant legislation applies only in Tokyo (although quite a few other places have similar laws). Here's the section in question: 東京都青少年の健全な育成に関する条例 青少年 十八歳未満の者をいう。 十八歳未満の者をいう (深夜外出の制限) 第十五条の四 保護者は、通勤又は通学その他正当な理由がある場合を除き、深夜(午後十一時から翌日午前四時までの時間をいう。以下同じ。)に青少年を外出させないように努めなければならない。 2 ...


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The relevant legislation is here (in Japanese). This is only for Tokyo, the legislation in all other prefectures is similar but may differ in some details. Basically, it's "illegal" for parents to allow a minor to go out between 11pm and 4am except for going to work/school or for some other "justifiable reason". What constitutes a "justifiable reason" is as ...


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The legal answer for why consular districts exist is that the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations specifies that consular posts are associated with consular districts, and a consular officer isn't allowed to exercise his functions outside his district except in special circumstances with the approval of the receiving state. Furthermore, a country can't ...


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Well it depends on your flight. If you're just in transit, then that's fine and legal. However, if you miss your connection, then it depends - if it's on the same ticket, that's the airline's responsibility to rebook you. If it's a separate ticket, you have two issues. One, if you miss the connection, you lose the second flight. Secondly, if you have ...


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A standard disclaimer first: we cannot give any legal advice - for any legal advice you must consult an attorney licensed to practice law within the jurisdiction of where the issue arose (in this case, USA). That out of the way, the main thing to note is that you are the passenger - and hence the customer of the airline - and consequently are liable to hold ...


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You have alternatives in most countries. In Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, I've found it useful to rent mopeds with <100cc engines. While they are regulated, and while I have a license, very often, I don't get asked for it. Three big advantages over motorbikes: a. you're most comfortable driving them at 20-30 km/h (most of them max out at about 50) - ...


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There are specific requirements per country in EU. EasyJet has a good page on that. Note that minors (< 18 yo) flying from Portugal are covered by one of the specific entries in the page I linked.


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A lot depends on the actual content. IF the content is illegal where you're taking it (and that includes any layovers/stopovers) you stand to get into some serious legal trouble. For example, last year someone was arrested and convicted in Norway for possession of child pornography. His crime? He had 3 manga/hentai cartoons in his house, which included ...


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I will use the Canadian recommendations -- when entering into a foreign country they are very unlikely to look up the laws of your particular home country so this is good as a general guideline. A few choice quotes, but you need to read the whole page: A consent letter is not a legal requirement in Canada, but it can simplify travel for Canadian ...


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Yaoi Manga is a genre of illustrated books that contain homo-erotic content, or in some other way appeal to the prurient interest of its fans. It's soft-porn and does not feature children. Other Manga genres devoted to children are outside the scope of this answer. These books are available over-the-counter in Europe. As evidence, here's an Amazon ...


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To be honest unless you are arriving here by plane then no, there is no good duty free. But alcohol is cheap enough, you can buy at tescos, lidl, aldi etc. Although the large tescos superstores carry the best range at a good price. For boarding a plane you would only be allowed the standard 100ml bottles in carry on and would have to check the rest. More ...


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If you are caught having sex in Dubai unmarried there is a high chance of jail time.


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This is an Iranian website you can use for booking: http://en.hotelyar.com/ Even without booking you can find after arriving Iran.


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Probably the only time you can expect your home country to get involved is when the crime you're accused of isn't a crime in your home country. For example, printing negative opinions about the government isn't a crime in the US, and they might help someone who was arrested for that in a country where it is. If you're accused of assaulting or robbing ...



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