Hello to all. This week so far has seen an interesting change in the weather here in Japan — it’s actually gotten cold. It’s currently around 15 degrees Celsius, quite uncomfortable to be outside in a T-shirt and shorts. It’s late Wednesday night in Japan as I type this, and I’ve just reached the end of my current Allie McBiel tape. Remember, if you’re in the U.S. or get American TV and don’t watch this great show, give it a shot.
Japan’s big news right now is that the prime minister, Hashimoto, has resigned to take responsibility for losses the Liberal Democratic Party (Jiminto in Japanese) suffered in Sunday’s election. Losing a head of state in this fashion is nothing for Japan, indeed there have been eight prime minsters in the short eight years I’ve lived in Japan. I don’t claim to understand the process by which the country moves forward at times like this, but apparently it happens all the time. Personally, I’d like to see a prime minister young enough to have ever used a computer come into power.
We’ve got a nice mid-week update for you. First, there are about 20 “one shot” magazines on the list, great items ranging from “way back when” issues of Dela Beppin and Video Boy to great recent amateur magazines. Also, on the manga page, there are a dozen or so “wide edition” adult mangas that we’re offering — some are quite good. and all are cheap, so check out the new items. Also, the April Urecco is really wonderful — I have posted new scans showing some of the highlights.
Response to the J-List Summer Video Sale has been excellent so far. Remember, you get $1 off for one in-stock video, $2 each for two (i.e., $4), $3 each for three, and so on, up to five videos. Considering that many of the items are reduced and/or come with free SAL shipping already, you are basically getting some great stuff for almost free while helping us out. We’re moving the videos out so that we’ll have less stock to move over for our upcoming move. Kaori would appreciate it if you’d check out the great videos we have in stock — thanks!