Greetings from Japan, where a “pace maker” is the soccer player who sets the pace for the rest of his team.
Well, Chuyan and Hitomi managed to get to Madrid, Spain, safely. They checked their Iridium email receiver and found an offer of friendship from a Japanese teacher of flamenco dancing. They stayed with this lady for four days, working during the day cleaning a flamenco bar, as they prepared to move towards their goal. They’re in the Middle East now, so if you can help them in anyway, please email them at [email protected] .
You don’t value the little things until they’re broken. My wife has broken one of her toes by bumping it against a table, and now she’s got her whole foot in a huge cast, and has to walk around with crutches, where stairs are much steeper than in the States (due to less land). Poor Chiharu.
Recently the Toshiba corporation was sued for millions of dollars because the possibility that data could be lost through a defect in notebook floppy drives. The decision was viewed as quite unfair from this side of the Pacific, almost as Japan-bashing, as no data was reported lost by any customer. Japan is a much more down-to-earth place, where law suits are about as common in everyday life as meteor strikes. Perhaps the fact that Japan has only 17, 000 lawyers compared with America’s 880, 000 has something to do with it.
We’ve got some very nice items on the J-List site for you. First of all, we’ve added more great items that are suitable for anyone looking for that special Christmas gift. There are some very unique genuine “from Japan” Sailor Moon items on the anime page, in addition to other great items that kids would like. The card and puzzles page has been updated with even more very nice puzzles for that special someone on your Christmas list (yourself?), including a cool Amano World puzzle featuring Vampire Hunter “D” and more. There are new items on the unique Japanese Snacks page, including “Mogi Mogi Fruits, a selection of gummi fuits that come with their own gummi fruit tree. We’ve also stocked up on the popular Pokemon Choco snacks, which each come with their own cool reflective card, written in real Japanese! We’ve add another half dozen excellent adult wide” manga to manga page 2, including some really beautiful new items, like “Mercy’s File.” Yaoi fans should check out the new wide manga posted there, too. There are also new photobooks on the photobook pages, and a slew of new in-stock adult videos posted (including Silence Memory
We had some technical difficulties over the weekend, including the shopping cart entering the wrong items for a few hours. All the problems should be fixed now. If you ever have difficulties with the J-List site, please let us know immediately.