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I’m coming on saturday, and we booked our travel through a specialized travel agency for disabled people.
I need a hoist to get out of my wheelchair, and the travel agency rented a hoist to a supplier in Tokyo.
The supplier doesn’t accept I use the hoist before receiving use instructions, but we arrive late on saturday (8PM) and they only propose to meet us for giving instructions on sunday evening.
I know respecting the rules in Japan is very important, but how can I explain to the supplier that I use a hoist at home and everytime I travel for 35 years now, and I don’t risk any accident using the hoist by myself ?
Or can I bypass the procedure and use the hoist without instructions anyway ?
It is more a problem of etiquette than a real problem for me, but I guess it is quite disturbing to accomodate to Japanese manners when you have a 14 hours flight coming from Europe to Japan…
What do you think about this ?
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