Another Monday has come to Japan. The weather is still rather dreary, but I managed to get a little bit of work in on the sun deck we’re building on our verandah.
Kazuki and I enjoyed the trip to Shizuoka Prefecture. We went to a wonderful onsen (hot springs) hotel near Lake Hamanako, and bathed in the hot springs while looking out over the lake. Kazuki was thrilled to be able to ride a Shinkansen for the first time. He has memorized all the names of the various Shinkansen (Hikari, Nozomi, Tsubasa, etc.) that run in the Kanto region of Japan — not bad for the age of three.
The two-man team “Yan-pai” (a Japanese comedian and a man from Hong Kong who are hitchhiking from the Cape of Good Hope up to the top of Europe, on the Japanese television show Denpa Shonen) are in Zimbabwe right now (they couldn’t cross through Angola because of civil war there), and working their way north. Great television like Denpa Shonen is part of what makes living in Japan fun.
We’ve got some nice new items for you today, including about 75 new in-stock videos (Matsukawa Ayumi and Fubuki Akira fans take note). We’ve also got a small mound of new JPOP and anime CDs, including some of the most popular CD singles in Japan right now. Check out the new items if you have time.