Hello from J-List. Yesterday was the annual “onsen ryoko” (trip to a hot springs hotel) of the Gunma Booksellers union, and we all went into the mountains around Gunma Prefecture to “enjoy the beautiful nature.” See silly digital pictures at http://www.jlist.com/personalstuff/uniontrip98.html if you are.
It’s a boy! Japanese super-famous vocalist Amuro Namie delivered her baby around 1:00 a.m. of May 19 at Maruyama Memorial General Hospital. By an interesting coincidence, the son of the Grand Champion Akebono was born on the same day. He won today’s bout, defeating Takatoriki handily in an oshidashi win (i.e., he pushed the other guy out of the ring).
It continues to be Magazine Bonanza Time around here at J-List. We’ve got another ton of magazines, including many copies of the new issues of Bejean, Video Boy, Gokuh, Best Video, and more. The new items are excellent, with many great women inside (Andoh Aya, mmm). Stop by the updated pages if you have a moment — thanks.