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I teach English as a Foreign Language in Japan.


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Mar
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comment Can a foreign tourist attend Okinawan language class in Naha?
@jmac I stand corrected!
Mar
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Mar
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comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
Following on from what PatrickT said: the main thing is to avoid getting pregnant. Once you have a child, everything changes.
Mar
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Mar
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comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
@user11743 YOU'RE NOT THINKING THIS THROUGH!! The spoon trick is for British girls who are worried their parents might take them out of the country without warning. It works because the UK has strong anti-forced-marriage laws. Spain doesn't. If you try it, the airport workers will probably just say, "If you don't want to go to America, don't go. Why get us involved?" There's still time before the flight. Use it. I don't have much space here but just trust me on this: it's much, much better if you can avoid boarding that plane. Pick up the phone and talk to the US Embassy RIGHT NOW.
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Feb
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comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
If she wanted to be reunited with him, and if her family gave much weight to her opinion, this would be good advice. But ...
Feb
28
comment Can a foreign tourist attend Okinawan language class in Naha?
I don't think the kyouikuiinkai (Board of Education) would give those kinds of classes. They administer the local schools, and so on. Nothing to do with cultural activities or tourism. Try the tourism office.
Feb
28
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
@MaxA. Your use of the word "no-brainer" was more appropriate than you realise. You have no idea of the enormous sacrifices and risks user11743 would have to make in order to "just say no". Risks not just to herself, but to everyone she cares about. It really bugs me when people just assume that women like user11743 are stupid or weak-willed.
Feb
27
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
@user11743 In any case, the important point is this: the authorities will probably revoke your visa as soon as they realise you are the wife of an illegal alien. So they just need somebody to help them "join the dots". There's more than one way to do it, and only you can decide what kinds of risks you can accept. I think the letter is a good approach because, even if you're caught, you'll probably get little more than a beating from your husband / father for "meddling in matters you don't understand". But it's your call.
Feb
27
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
@user11743 If you prefer to phone them, and you want results, I think you'll have to explain exactly what's going on. "I want you to cancel my visa, because if you don't, I'll be forced to come to America be with the man I was forced to marry. I'll be forced to overstay my visa like he did." But in that situation, the thing that concerns me is that they might ask you to "co-operate with their investigations", and I don't think you're ready to deal with that. But I'm just guessing here. You need to talk to somebody who knows more about how this particular bureaucracy works.
Feb
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comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
@user11743 I think a letter is better. Think about how bureaucrats work. If you phone them, they'll just say, "Sorry, but we can't give legal advice." and hang up. But if you give them a document with all your details (name, address, visa number) that states your intentions, it's much harder for them to ignore it.
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Feb
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comment Best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan?
Sometime from March to May, depending on your latitude. I suggest you read Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson: an account of hitching from the south end of Honshu to the North, following the wave of cheery blossom. amazon.com/Hokkaido-Highway-Blues-Will-Ferguson/dp/1841952885
Feb
11
comment Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket
@fifaltra In my experience, the information published by the Japanese embassies and the Immigration Bureau can be very misleading and / or out-of-date. So I fully understand why airlines would want to cover their ass.
Feb
10
comment Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket
@fifaltra It's not an embassy matter. It's an airline matter.
Feb
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