Indonesia-Japan Routes: The Sky Signature


More Flight, More Frequent


JAL at Narita to Jakarta



Well, I started from how this connection begun. Indonesia, particularly Jakarta point had officially served flight to Japan in 1962 operated by Garuda Indonesia to Tokyo. Indonesia-Japan routes has passed the wave of change by number of flight or even stopping operation. Since the world of aviation is highly dependable to any certain both country circumstances as well as the business atmosphere and financial stability that of airlines.

Indonesia-Japan routes connected two cities in Indonesia (Jakarta and Bali) to three cities in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya). In addition Fukuoka was the former city signed the connection between two countries. Meanwhile Jakarta is the most attractive route to Tokyo , Denpasar Bali successfully attracts visitor from other cities in Japan such as Nagoya and Osaka including Tokyo as well.

Visitors from Indonesia to Japan or vice versa today have three choices of direct flight between two countries. They are served by Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways (ANA). All of these three airlines play tight competition to attract passenger for Jakarta-Narita Tokyo routes though ANA ever experienced to stop its flight to Jakarta till reopened in January 7th 2011. Meanwhile Denpasar Bali-Japan routes are still played by single player, Garuda Indonesia to Narita Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya since withdrawing of JAL and ANA from God island.

JL 725/726 Jakarta-Narita Tokyo vv
Japan Airlines

Financial crisis suffering JAL also implicates to cutting its route to Indonesia. Denpasar Bali route has been suspended to connect Tokyo and Osaka as October 1st 2011. Fortunately Jakarta is still served by JAL till today. But the most surprising thing for me is that upon the elimination route to Bali, JAL striving to attract this only one route in Indonesia by operating its B777-300ER livery with a new freshly tag line "To the New Height of Luxury". This triggering ads has placed Jakarta together with three cities in US such New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles as barred on its official website.

I just got my fortune after few months this program run to fly with JAL to Narita Tokyo (here). I realized this aircraft has been developed its range. The Economy class set at the upper end the narrowed body. Reaching my seat took times passing over executive seasons and premium economy class. Meanwhile first class is set the front-most within the cabin.
All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Though ANA has just involved in this sector not long time since its withdrawing, but it seems ANA successfully attracts visitor since it (mostly) states lower price than JAL ones. Jakarta-Tokyo sector is operated with B767, however I highly expect ANA will soon replace that kind of livery with its B787-Dreamliner. It sounds fascinating I guess. But Denpasar Bali route has not opened yet. I just do hope ANA will come back again to God island as Ngurah Rai Airport accomplished its new terminal for booming tourism in the island.
Garuda Indonesia

By the most upcoming year 2012 it will be the 50th year of Garuda Indonesia retains its existence in Japan. Bali is the the major hub of Garuda to fly passenger to Japan. In fact, Japan is the most potential destination for Garuda which can be seen by number of flight and cities served by this national airliners. The Garuda Experience quantum leap program has given wider opportunity, by April 2012 GIA will soon launched its Tokyo-Haneda route from Denpasar Bali. In terms of focus city, Denpasar is more promising than Jakarta for passengers in this route since Bali is the key of Indonesia tourism. In addition, passenger from Japan who wish to go to Australia can fly with Garuda with stopover in Bali.
Future Opportunity


These three airlines are good and more than adequate. Denpasar is promising for Tourism meanwhile Jakarta is more attractive for business purpose. The Indonesia growing economy is expected to enliven more and more aviation world particularly Indonesia-Japan sector since the two countries are bonded in very attractive investment. Seems, there is other airlines having soon operated between this route. I just hear Lion Air master plan route will include Japan as their destination. This most growing budget airlines has just made an surprising transformation by becoming the most B737-900ER user. If Lion Air will play its business into Japan sector, there must be very competitive choice. Who knows?


Facebook Underage User : Violation?


When Facebook Comes Borderlessly



Facebook



Facebook -as most any other social network sites- requires its user has to meet terms and policy that they have to be at least 13 years old or higher in certain area for permitted registration.

Since Facebook introduced few years ago, most people would be agree it has become the most booming social network worldwide. Facebook users has hit fantastic number reaching 800 million as September 2011 as released by Mashable.com .
Facebook in Indonesia

Placing the country as forth most inhabitant in the world doesn't really mean Indonesia can't gain more record, Indonesian on Facebook occupy 40.8 million of total users or at rough 5% Facebookers are Indonesian. Now the country ranks #2 position of Facebook user by amount as currently released by Socialbakers.com .

Away from record, the fact behind tells more how Facebook deeply influences behavior and internet responsibility that of netizen. Some 7.5 millions Facebook users were under 13 years old meanwhile around 5 millions were under 10 years old, Consumer Reports said.

But I have no finding of exact statistical data figuring violation of Facebook terms and policy by authorized law regarding to underage user case in Indonesia. The profound Facebook facts in my country is about amount occupy, the second one though still biased is that teen under 18 (mostly girl) abused by intensive convince violated by someone else stranger through Facebook. The victim go off the home and approaching stranger ignoring parent advice.

My Student Case

Though this seems particular outliers of some Facebook cases, but I think the following case is proper to be concerned. This morning as usual biweekly teaching voluntary in elementary school I and other members of ICSF do our schedule. About an hour class I'm glad they pay attention on my instruction to elaborate solution of Global Warming through visual art work, they draw their ideas on plain paper then I gather their work aftermath.

But before the class dismissed, I attempt to conduct small research on behavior of my student regarding to internet. The reason is just basic, initially I intend to encourage them looking for some beneficial information on internet out of common method practiced by their teachers. It has become so convenient to help them learning their subjects beyond the book or general explanation. They deserve to get accessible information profoundly.

By consider, the school located in suburb area but internet cafe are flocking anywhere over the way since their settlement surrounding my campus area. And what a surprising about more than half of my students are active Facebook user though considerably they are around 9-10 years old. I knew as I ask them to put their email and Facebook account behind their drawing. Nothing against COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) I conduct this research to bear the fact and finding my students behavior, for their development observe.

Me : "Anyone here using Facebook?"
Some raise the hand
Some Students : "I am! I have registered for Facebook, and now I'm using Facebook"
Me : "How many time do you usually log on Facebook?"
Some Students : "Once a week (mostly), sometimes two times in one week!"
Me: "What usually do you do on Facebook?"
Some Students : "Playing online games!"
Some Students : "Socialize with other classmate"
Me : "How long do you log on Facebook?"
Some Students : "2 hours in most, or 2.5 hours"
Me : "Ok, how old are you now?"
Some Students : "I'm 9"
Some Students : "I'm 10"
Me : "Well, anyone knows here, Facebook regulation, the user must be at least 13 years old. Have you ever heard about?"
Some Students : "I have no idea, but it's not a big deal. I only go on with Facebook and nothing wrong is happening. And so, why do they constrain the user?"
Me : "Because it's international rule, and the protection for children is must. And because you are children"
Some Students : "So far we don't have problem by using Facebook, indeed we only use it for online games. And we don't log on Facebook daily, just sometimes. Everything is Ok"


Excavating that fact is not difficult, but facing the fact with solution is not easy. To be honest, till now I have no endowing notion to constrain them on Facebook if I go with the law. The case is quite different. Whoever can't immediately prohibit, instead their parents don't know (in my assesment) the terms and condition in which whether their children are prohibited or not by using Facebook. Some parents don't take concern on internet utilization for their children. Children by themselves access internet on Cyber cafe by purchasing only IDR 2,000/hour ( USD 0.2 or 20 cents, assuming 1 USD = IDR 10,000).

Some others add me "Friend Request" on my Facebook account though none of them I approve yet. I have to dive their intention first, but I make deal with them before, we can contact through Facebook since we can't meet intensively to discuss their subject. Not for other purposes.

For uncertain temporarily time I suppose them are allowed for Facebook since they utilize for educational purpose, doesn't matter with games but they still need to be responsible with their education. They are highly suggested to share informative stuff, not limited through Facebook, but they can browse on other websites.

That's the case I investigate directly, I guess the terms and policy may be studied more adapted to certain social circumstance. We can't generalize all of any condition for diversely anthropogenic behavior. But united regulation internationally is proper to be kept.

Having any idea or solution? Kindly share.


Image Credit : cubancouncil.com

Tribute To Steve JOBS




A Bit of Bite : Apple




Dated on October 5, 2011 he died, one of the most influencing person in Apple, Steve JOBS. People became on crowd to appreciate him. Once I logged on Twitter and twits were around #SteveJobs and so was Facebook. Netizen never missed the moment for condolence indeed few days later. He cheated people putting him on "Trend Topic".

Some peeps claimed the day as the real iSad
forgetting awhile about Mi3 (Mac iPhone iPad iPod). Some newspapers made him an headline.

Good bye JOBS, thank you, you make people's jobs.