Good evening from Japan, where calories are always “kikocalories.”
The social phenomenon known as “kogals” (Japanese young girls who wear outrageous fashions, with blonde wigs and silly elevator shoes and tan their bodies nearly black) has brought about a new consequence: the “gal mama.” Silly gals who wear flamboyant fashions can now be seen pushing baby carriages in front of them. Sexually active kogals have accidents just like everyone else, and they want to do right right thing and raise their babies — but not at the expense of their fashion and style. Seeing two “gals” exchanging child-rearing tips while they put on their thick make-up can be quite a sight.
Living in Japan, there are certain things you learn by watching the people around you, little wisdoms that accumulate. One is that Japanese almost never sleep with socks on. I don’t know why. Japanese women always have a shoe size of either 23 or 23.5 cm, so if you’re ever in a pinch and need to buy shoes for a Japanese woman (say, on a trip to Rome), you can guess her shoe size and be right half the time. They never turn their headlights on during the day. All Japanese have brown eyes, of course, but the Japanese insist they are “black.” And if you ask a Japanese with a high school level education how many years they’ve studied English, they will dutifully count out six years on their fingers — three for junior high, three for high school — and then tell you “six years” — despite the fact that everyone here studies six years of English minimum.
The J-List homepage was broken for a few hours today, very sorry for the inconvenience. The problem was due to an overfilled hard drive, but the problem has been fixed. If you ever experience problems with the J-List order system, feel free to use our secure email form at https://rook.axnet.net/pages/virtual/jlist/orderjlist_secure.html to submit your order.
For this evening’s update, we’ve got some very nice items for you, including:
- First and foremost, some excellent magazines for you, including the excellent new issues of Gokuh (with a special on Japanese & Korean Race Queens and more), and the excellent new issue of Dela Beppin
- For fans of Video CD + magazine combinations, we’ve got a great new issue of Ex CD-ROM, containing tons of sample footage of your favorite AV gals
- We’ve got some excellent photobook items for you, including fresh stock of several of the Bishojo Memorial photobooks
- For lovers of Japan’s amazing erotic wide manga, we’ve got some all-new issues, including some positively wonderful erotic works by Angel Comics, Ex Comics and Fujimi
- Also for manga fans, a large volley of fresh stock of some of our popular manga, including From the Bucho with Love, Kozue, Professor the Cow God, and Shiwasu no Okina’s “Get or Die”
- For fans of erotic parody works, we’ve got some very nice dojiin-soft CG image collections on the dojinshi/dojinsoft page
- Fans of pro AV actresses should check out the shockingly cool offering from Inoue Chihiro, A-Class Busty Criminal, on the in-stock video pages (remember, if we run out of stock you can find this item on the special order video page)
- Fans of SOD’s Stark Nakedness Sports Series will be happy to see two new “Zenra” series videos on the SOD pages
- We’ve got a very nice item for DVD collectors — two awesome DVDs re-released at lower prices by their studios: Ozawa Madoka’s “Pure Love” and Kanazawa Bunko’s “Sweet Eighteen” (both code-free!)
- For fans of lovely Japanese “kogals,” we’ve got a new item for you via our monthly resolving “reserve subscription” — Egg, a kogal fashion & social magazine that captures the current style and trends of Japan’s young kogal medium. Get this magazine sent to you every month from J-list!
- For fans of our Japanese snacks and food page, we’ve got a classic Japanese item for you: pickled “umoboshi” plums, which are delicious but very tart. Also, fresh stock of a favorite of mine, wakame soup
- We have fresh stock of several items on our Wacky Things page,. including our popular hiragana and katakana notebooks (great for learning to write Japanese), our affordable maps of Japan, our wacky Japanese days-of-the-week magnets, and more
- New items on the Wacky Things from Japan page include a great letter-writing notebook in traditional Japanese fashion, colorful wire-ties that help you arrange your ugly computer wiring, and a “pig bag” that is just so Japanese
- The #1 most popular funny Japanese T-shirt J-list makes is our “Looking for a Japanese girlfriend” kanji T-shirt. It’s so popular, we had run out of several of the sizes before. But we’ve gotten a large shipment in, so we have all sizes of this great and wacky T-shirt in again.
Although most of the DVDs J-List sells are zoned for all countries, meaning that there is no region encoding to them, certain DVDs are zoned for region 2 (Japan and Europe) only, namely anime, bishojo/hentai and some adult DVDs from SOD. There are some helpful hints for people who want to get around these anti-globalizing region codes posted at the top of the region 2 DVD page. Thanks to a customer, we’ve posted a link to DVD Genie, a nifty program that removes region code checking in several software-based DVD players for Windows. We’ve also got some links to region reset hacks for Macintosh DVD-ROM drives. We love watching (and selling) cool DVDs from Japan, and hope you will find these links helpful.