Happy Monday from Japan, the country where everyone thinks that green traffic signals are blue.
In last night’s broadcast, Chuyan and Manaka spent several cold days in New York City, trying to find a way to cross the Atlantic ocean for free, including standing outside the airport holding a sign that said “Let’s go to Europe with us.” Forced to give up, they tried selling pictures of New York City that Chuyan drew to get the money to fly one-way to Spain, which didn’t work very well, either. Japanese singer Go Hiromi (who is a former boyfriend of Matsuda Seiko, see his picture at http://www.jlist.com/shop/a6/cl63.jpg) came to the rescue, agreeing to buy the pictures that Chuyan had drawn for the price of the airfare across the Atlantic. Another hurdle behind them, the team are now somewhere in Eastern Europe
Tomorrow is a holiday here in Japan — Kinrou Kansha no Hi, or Respect for the Aged Day. Japan has one of the oldest populations in the world, and they’re getting older year by year, as young couples have fewer and fewer children.
Tonight’s update is a big one, with many new items going on the list. First, there are new magazines — the new issues of Gokuh, Dela Beppin, Video Boy and Best Video. Several of these issues feature one or more of the three actresses who appeared on the Gaijin TV show that we did the special report on (http://www.myjapan.net), for those who have asked about items featuring these three AV stars. We’ve gotten new Japanese snack items, including a new package and cool collectible chrome card in the popular Pokemon Choco snacks, and a new Pokemon item, Pokemon Cookie, which also features a collectible “Pokemon Frame.” There are many new and back-in-stock items on the adult manga page
We’ve gotten a huge shipment of calendars in, and will start processing them first thing tomorrow. With Christmas so close, there’s a chance that some of the calendars won’t arrive in time if sent by SAL. If you’ve ordered a calendar and are in a hurry to get it by Dec. 25th, we can still send the calendars by airmail — if you’d like us to change the shipping method, please email us ASAP.