Thursday, April 30, 1998

Greetings from J-List April 30, 1998

Well, Golden Week has started here in Japan. Golden Week is a bunch of Japanese holidays (Green Day, the former Showa Emperor's birthday, Constitution Celebration Day, Boy's Day, and so on) that usually fall very close to each other. All of Japan goes wild trying to experience leisure, which means that anywhere you go in Japan during this time, you find crowds of people. Chiharu and I are going t hunker down, maybe take in a movie at our favorite American-style movie theater in Ota (home of the Subaru Corporation), and relax.

We've got a ton of new items for you, mostly on the magazine, shashinshu, and video warehouse pages. We've got a bunch of Photoshot and NoWon "shashinshu type" magazines, about 50 new videos, several older and rare magazines, and more. We've got some cool shojo manga on the anime page. There are also about 7 "new" dojinshi on the dojinshi page -- although they are repeats of items that had been posted in the past. Thanks, and have a nice Golden Week!

Tuesday, April 28, 1998

Greetings from J-List April 28, 1998

Another Monday has come to Japan. The weather is still rather dreary, but I managed to get a little bit of work in on the sun deck we're building on our verandah.

Kazuki and I enjoyed the trip to Shizuoka Prefecture. We went to a wonderful onsen (hot springs) hotel near Lake Hamanako, and bathed in the hot springs while looking out over the lake. Kazuki was thrilled to be able to ride a Shinkansen for the first time. He has memorized all the names of the various Shinkansen (Hikari, Nozomi, Tsubasa, etc.) that run in the Kanto region of Japan -- not bad for the age of three.

The two-man team "Yan-pai" (a Japanese comedian and a man from Hong Kong who are hitchhiking from the Cape of Good Hope up to the top of Europe, on the Japanese television show Denpa Shonen) are in Zimbabwe right now (they couldn't cross through Angola because of civil war there), and working their way north. Great television like Denpa Shonen is part of what makes living in Japan fun.

We've got some nice new items for you today, including about 75 new in-stock videos (Matsukawa Ayumi and Fubuki Akira fans take note). We've also got a small mound of new JPOP and anime CDs, including some of the most popular CD singles in Japan right now. Check out the new items if you have time.

Greetings from J-List April 28, 1998

Another Monday has come to Japan. The weather is still rather dreary, but I managed to get a little bit of work in on the sun deck we're building on our verandah.

Kazuki and I enjoyed the trip to Shizuoka Prefecture. We went to a wonderful onsen (hot springs) hotel near Lake Hamanako, and bathed in the hot springs while looking out over the lake. Kazuki was thrilled to be able to ride a Shinkansen for the first time. He has memorized all the names of the various Shinkansen (Hikari, Nozomi, Tsubasa, etc.) that run in the Kanto region of Japan -- not bad for the age of three.

The two-man team "Yan-pai" (a Japanese comedian and a man from Hong Kong who are hitchhiking from the Cape of Good Hope up to the top of Europe, on the Japanese television show Denpa Shonen) are in Zimbabwe right now (they couldn't cross through Angola because of civil war there), and working their way north. Great television like Denpa Shonen is part of what makes living in Japan fun.

We've got some nice new items for you today, including about 75 new in-stock videos (Matsukawa Ayumi and Fubuki Akira fans take note). We've also got a small mound of new JPOP and anime CDs, including some of the most popular CD singles in Japan right now. Check out the new items if you have time.