Hello from Japan. Today is Respect for the Aged Day, a national holiday. Considering that there are a many older people here in Japan, especially in smaller communities like Isesaki, where we are, it should be an important day. Judging from the crowds in the Toys R Us in Maebashi, everyone was spending time doing things for their kids instead of older people in their lives. We were shopping for a toy chest and some shelves for Rina and Kazuki’s room (the old J-List office is going to the kids’ room).
The weather forecast for the week is rain, thanks to the latest seasonal typhoon. (See a sattellite photo here if you like.) It sounds like a good week to shut all the windows and get caught up on my email. Summer has finally broken its hold on Japan, but it’s still just muggy enough to require the air conditioning.
Today’s update is a nice one. We have a whole bunch of great new magazines going into the list tonight, including Bejean (Kusanagi Jun alert!), great new issues of Dela Beppin, Gokuh, and Video Boy, and some specialty items like Nippon Mini-Suka Club. There are over 150 new items added, so please check them out. We’ve got more of the wonderfully cute Pikachu stuffed animals (Kaori recommends these to everyone), too. Thanks.
Also, don’t forget that we’re having a big sale on JAST USA games right now. You can save $5, $10 or $20 on 1, 2 or 3 JAST USA games. And we still offer free shipping on any J00x game if you buy another item from J-List at the same time (so if you order all three games, you have to buy, say, three other magazines, in order to get thr free shipping on the J00x games).
Well, gotta go eat dinner. Enjoy the new items!