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"Can you buy airline tickets overseas and use them from Japan? Is it legal to do so?" asks reader Miller.

As far as we know there is no problem as long as you get them in your name. These days the best option is what's called an "e-ticket." You can do it all by telephone or e-mail, and if you pay by credit card all you do is go to the airport, give your e-ticket number and that's it.