Hello again from your friends in Japan!
Akebono, the first Hawaiian sumo wrestler to achieve the coveted rank of Yokozuna (Grand Master), is retiring, due to ongoing problems with his knees, which is not surprising considering the man’s size. See a picture of Akebono at the Sumo World website (http://www.sumoworld.com/). Akebono is one of three Hawaiian sumo wrestlers (the others being Grand Master Musashinomaru, and Konishiki, who has retired from sumo and is now a celerity idol in Japan) who are quite famous in Japan, and was the first foreigner to achieve Sumo’s highest rank.
When an English-speaker reads French, it’s quite easy to pick up much of the meaning from the similarities of the vocabulary words, especially longer, more difficult words, many of which come from directly from French via William the Conquorer. In much the same way, Japanese people can read Chinese and pick up much of the meaning, even if it it is sometimes like trying to open a Word file in Word Perfect — a lot is lost in the translation, but the general meaning gets through pretty well. I can read most of the “joyo kanji” which are the 1800+ characters you need to know to be able to read to be considered “literate” in Japanese (and a requirement if you want to attend a Japanese university), so when I went to Hong Kong a few years ago, it was great fun to try to puzzle out all the Chinese around me. All throughout Asia
We’ll, I’m happy to be able to announce the opening of Peach Princess, the newest company to bring Japan’s excellent bishojo games out in English language, with full uncensorship. We’ve been very hard at work, translating and making plans, and getting our website up, and we’re very glad with the excellent products we’ll be able to bring you soon. The four games announced on the Peach Princess site are X-Change, Snow Drop, Tokimeki Check-in and Little My Maid — all fantastic titles from Japan which will be available soon. You can pre-order them, too
The JAST USA homepage (http://www.jastusa.com/) has also been completely updated and reworked, with many excellent features. You can check out all the excellent English-language adult anime games, download uncensored sample images, and buy online. JAST USA is the premier distributor of English-language, with dozens of uncensored English hentai games available. Please see our newly reworked site!
For this evening’s J-List update, we’ve got some extra cool items for you, including:
- Great new magazines, including the deluxe Super Lipmate and more
- Several really excellent all-new photobooks, including Hagiwara Mai’s absolutely fantastic “Maichy” photobook, photographed by Tennyo photographer Miyazawa Masaaki
- Also for photobook fans, some excellent premium backissues of Nowon, the “special photography magazine” from Eichi Publishing — very cool
- If you’re a fan of Japan’s unique S&M and bondage fantasy photobooks, see the new issue of Slave Mania, posted to the Gouka-bon page
- For leg fans, we have fresh stock of several of books we’ve sold out of in the past, including “See Through Fetish” (pantylines and more), beautiful legs club and more
- For manga fans, we’ve got some great all-new erotic offerings from Hit Comics, Angel Comics and more, as well as fresh stock of many excellent past titles — Innocent Age, Nurse DX, Excellent Female Slave (gotta love those names)
- For our loyal yaoi fans, we’ve got two nice new items for you, excellent works by contemporary yaoi artists in Japan
- We’ve got some excellent video offerings from SOD and their Deep’s label, including Sperm Lesbian with the lovely Hirosue Nao (a great offering!), the Best of Zamen series (super 120 minute sperm fetish video), and long requested, a super “perverted women on a train” video featuring women who grope other women on crowded trains — very cool.
- For DVD lovers, a fantastic 120 minute collection of great lesbian performances — Lesbian File (zoned for all countries, too)
- We have fresh stock of several cool Wacky Things from Japan items, including notebooks, socks glue (to hold up your loose socks), Japanese study cards (we keep selling out of these things), deluxe bamboo cooking chopsticks, and more
- We have fresh stock of our silly stickers and signs, including the popular “Looking or a beautiful woman” florescent sticker (you might just get lucky)
- Newly added items to the Wacky Things from Japan page include florescent tape (highlight passages in books with this cool bright yellow tape instead of using a pen), several all-new popular Japanese notebooks (perfect bound, with funny English on them), and Japanese “shitajiki” plastic under-sheets which protect the sheets below the one you’re writing on — again, with funny English. Very cool!
Okay, see you on the web!