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Hotels
by Timothy Gutierrez - Sunday, 9 December 2018, 8:18 PM
 

Does anyone have any local knowledge about hotels near the venue? I found out that I have to book early to make my university deadlines for budget expenses. Any and all feedback appreciated!

Tim

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Re: Hotels
by Gregg MCNABB - Sunday, 9 December 2018, 9:14 PM
 

greggmcnabb@gmail.com

Also Adam Jenkins!

Ask me whatever and then repost for all.

In Fukuroi: Kanze Hotel (1 min. From Fukuroi Stn.)

In Aino: Cosmos Inn (3 min. south of Stn.)  It’s super cheap and no frills.

In Kakegawa: Kakegawa Grand Hotel; Hotel Gen (south side 2-3 min. from Stn.)

Terminal Hotel is 1-2 min. from Stn. on the north side. 2 others are10 min north of Kakegawa Stn.

BOOK EARLY!

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Payment
by Andrew Obermeier - Monday, 4 February 2019, 9:31 PM
 

HI Greg,

I'm totally knew to Moodle, and am looking forward to the upcoming event. But I don't know how to behave in the system, so I'm responding to your kind words ("Ask me whatever and repost for all.")

My Question: I believe I've registered for the conference, but I know I haven't paid. Do we pay on site? or is there something I'm doing wrong before the PayPal, option comes up?

Best wishes,

Andrew Obermeier

Kyoto University of Education

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Re: Payment
by Gregg MCNABB - Monday, 4 February 2019, 10:19 PM
 

 I’m definitely not involved in the payment aspect of things, but I did pay two days ago when I received the request to register and pay. I elected to pay via PayPal (I registered long ago). I selected Visa and paid ¥10,000. Also, from tje drop-down menu, you *must* also choose the party ¥4500 or not. You can’t leave it blank.  Btw, I think you must know that I am a very old alumni of Kyokyo!

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Re: Payment
by Gregg MCNABB - Monday, 4 February 2019, 10:32 PM
 

One other thing you could do is to go back to your original email message from Gordon Bateson. Then click on his name. It should redirect  to a private messaging page. Then drop him a line about payment. 

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Re: Payment
by Andrew Obermeier - Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 2:35 AM
 

Thanks for all the information Gregg. I'll try again and if that fails I'll contact Gordon Bateson. 

Yes, I believe you taught there before Michael Carroll, who I came after.

 
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Re: Payment
by Eric HAGLEY - Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 7:14 AM
 

For those still having trouble with payment, please look at the link below

https://moodlejapan.org/mod/page/view.php?id=1448

If you are still having trouble after that, please don't message Gordon (he is busy enough!), but let us know here and someone will help you.

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Re: Hotels
by Adam JENKINS - Monday, 10 December 2018, 3:37 PM
 

I have added information regarding hotels near the venue to the Moot page. I hope this helps. 

Hotels near the venue

Adam

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Re: Hotels
by Mike Swinson - Monday, 4 February 2019, 8:34 PM
 

So, in which area do you think most people will be staying?  Seems like Hamamatsu may be the place to stay but far from the venue.  Kakegawa looks a little more convenient for the morning commute.  Any advice appreciated, as I need to start making reservations tomorrow.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Hotels
by Gregg MCNABB - Monday, 4 February 2019, 10:26 PM
 

Hamamatsu is 21 or 22 minutes to Aino Station. Kakegawa is 4 minutes to Aino Stn. No matter where you choose to stay, I wouldn’t wait to reserve. Fwiw, Kakegawa is a very nice little city. The party will be held at Pan de Niq in Fukuroi. It’s 3 minutes directly north of Fukuroi Stn. Fukuroi’s night life is non existent. 

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Re: Hotels
by Muhammad Khairiltitov ZAINUDDIN - Monday, 4 February 2019, 11:14 PM
 

The Malaysian group (10 of us) will be staying at the APA Hotel Hammamatsu. W'll commute from Hammamatsu to SIST by train. Good price and don't mind commuting.  Planning to get the Japan 3-days Rail-pass.

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Re: Hotels
by Muhammad Khairiltitov ZAINUDDIN - Monday, 4 February 2019, 11:16 PM
 

Anyone else staying at Hammatsu?

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Re: Hotels
by Eric HAGLEY - Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 7:04 AM
 

I'm sure there are many that will be staying in Hamamatsu (myself included) - however I wouldn't waste the JR pass on commuting to the conference. If you have some time before or after, use the pass to travel to other parts of Japan. You will not "get your money's worth" out of the pass if you only use it to commute! For those that haven't booked hotels, you might like to be aware that the APA hotel group is quite famous in Japan for being owned by xenophobic people who have written materials, which they put in the hotels, that are trying to rewrite history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/business/japan-china-motoya-hotel-apa.html

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Re: Hotels
by Don HINKELMAN - Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 3:27 PM
 

Reporting here from the Speech, Drama and Debate conference in the APA Hotel in Sapporo. David Kluge and 20 other JALT members are having a great workshop with their families and enjoying the Snow Festival. They report no religious or political materials were in their rooms and that the hotel is full of Chinese tourists and even some Australian familes (!). They were not asked to show their resident cards (which I have no problem with anyway). In addition, they got a nice meeting room with projector, free shuttle to Susukino and Odori, and a family room for 11,000 yen per night at the height of the Snow Festival. I thought they made a good choice for what they tried to do--a "family-friendly" conference. There is a lot of misinformation about the APA hotel that needs to be corrected. I strongly agree we need to support open-minded hotels, not xenophobic ones. The actions of APA in Sapporo show an open-minded hotel to foreign visitors, especially to Chinese and JALT members.

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Re: Hotels
by Gregg MCNABB - Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 8:18 AM
 

If there are 10 of you, then if you can manage it, you can get 11 tickets for the price of 10 (ka-soo-ken) out of the ticket machines. The machines have an English settin for those who cannot understand Japanese.

While the owner of the APA is notorious, staff are likely to be regular Japanese folks. If one were to see his objectionable books, one could pick up a copy to find out. But do be careful, I hear a lot have been accidentally lost.  Hamamatsu and — this area in general — is very welcoming.