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Re: Leafs in Japan

Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:30 am

It took a week of looking, but I finally found one in Shinjuku, doing exactly what mine does most of the time.

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Re: Leafs in Japan

Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:37 pm

Another fun 3 weeks in the land of the Rising Sun. Total Leaf count? Lets just say I saw many more Leaves at LAX on the way to the Hilton to sleep off some jet lag than I did the entire trip.

The factory is still at one Leaf to every seven cars produced (same as last September). The difference this time is the shipping lot was full to the brim with Leaves. Don't know where they were going, but there were bunches of them sitting there. Nissan seems intent on selling the Leaf to someone. Embarrassingly so at times. Anyone who attempts to use an Apple Computer on a three week trip is an idiot (that would be me). Thank G-d I brought a Motorola Xoom and HP TouchPad. "Son, can I borrow your tablet, I need to get some work done. You can watch that on this thing. Call me when the file crashes."

One interesting thing I picked up was this EV Tourism/Charging Location brochure. Some scans for your enjoyment.

And the Swallows took three straight from the Giants. A Golden Moment just before Golden Week.

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Re: Leafs in Japan

Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:57 pm

^^^
At first, I was going to ask if you took a Nissan plant tour but then realized you'd already been one before. Since fruit came up, did you see any square watermelon (http://www.snopes.com/photos/odd/watermelon.asp)? I've been to Japan 4x before but never saw any (but didn't know to look for it).

Ok, you didn't see many Leafs but did you see many J1772 or CHAdeMO charging stations?

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Re: Leafs in Japan

Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:08 am

cwerdna wrote:^^^
At first, I was going to ask if you took a Nissan plant tour but then realized you'd already been one before. Since fruit came up, did you see any square watermelon (http://www.snopes.com/photos/odd/watermelon.asp)? I've been to Japan 4x before but never saw any (but didn't know to look for it).

Ok, you didn't see many Leafs but did you see many J1772 or CHAdeMO charging stations?


Just checked with my ActiveE driver (wife) and she said no weirdly shaped fruit. I went to a couple of Farmer's Markets (in an unrelated matter) and saw nothing unusual, except myself. Now weirdly shaped Baseball food, I've got for you. Prize in Cracker Jacks? Hell boy, this here's got an Octopus Tentacle piece in each and every Fish Ball!

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I took the factory tour again. Because I'm boring. The tour is not. The people are extremely friendly and my son is enjoying his tiny Nissan Leaf model he received as a gift (gave mine away, sorry). The factory is so festooned with Leaf stuff (and Ghosn's photo) it reminded me of a ChiComm plant I visited in the bad, bad old days, just much nicer and with Ghosn playing the role of Mao.

CHAdeMO? Just the one at the Oppama plant visitor's center. There's another one in Oppama but I don't have enough suck to get into the Special VSP Grand Drive area (i.e. I can't convince someone that my internet presence is more than 6 page views per annum) to check it out. Supposedly there are a bunch of them at the ENEOS chain of gas stations, but the several I checked didn't have one.

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Re: Leafs in Japan

Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:59 am

^^^
I'm guessing that's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takoyaki. I don't eat seafood other than fish so no octopus for me.

Interesting. Well, if I ever end up getting a Leaf and end up in Japan again, maybe I'll try for another tour at Oppama. Back when I went, I don't recall Ghosn's photo anywhere in/around the plant. But, that was in 03.

Getting kinda OT, I started a thread of weird/quirky stuff see in Japan at viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8651

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Re: Leafs in Japan

Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:42 am

Had a very nice trip to Japan. Only saw 5 Leafs. One was charging with CHAdeMO at a dealer (closed for new years) in Nagasaki. Stopped by the dealership near Tamachi station in Tokyo and talked with their Leaf rep about accessories and such. Though we were in Yokohama, I didn’t check if they were giving tours at the Oppama plant.

Noticed that when accelerating from a stop, the Leaf sounds and feels like the electric trains there, especially the Shinkansen (bullet trains). Great train system great rail pass!

Pictures: http://imageshack.us/g/1/9976052/
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo 2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah 71% SOH 50.9Hx 4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah 64% SOH 43.79Hx
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah 58% SOH 37.02Hx Replaced Battery 9/28/15 104.2k mi 36.13Ah

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