Friday, May 08, 1998

Greetings from J-List May 8, 1998

Hi. I'm going off to Tokyo tomorrow, so Kaori and I worked today to get a nice update out today. We've got a ton of great stuff for you, on the magazine, shashinshu, and manga pages: wonderful magazines such as Mini & Mini Ska, Nippon Mini-Skirt, Body Body, Jo Mag, and more.

Japan is huming along today. Lots of news about the earthquake off the coast of Okinawa. Miura Kazuyoshi ("Kaz"), the most famous Japanese soccer player, turned 30 today. Alien 4 and Starship Troopers have finally wandered into movie theatres here, so I've got some movies to take in on the weekend.

Well, that's all for now -- have a nice Friday.

Wednesday, May 06, 1998

Greetings from J-List May 6, 1998

Well, Golden Week is finally at an end. Kaori had a nice week off, which means that I was, er, rather busy make sure the emails got out on time. It's funny how your perception of holidays changes when you run a business. ^_^

I have a new virtual pet. It's called Teku Teku Angel, and it's essentially a simple electronic device for recording the number of steps you take during the day, to encourage you to walk more. But it's got a Teku Teku Angel virtual pet living inside it, and if you don't get enough exercise, your pet will eventually wither and die. Hopefully this will get me away from the computer a little more. Is this the next wave of trendy things from Asia?

We have some great new items for everyone today. First, there are about 50 new JPOP CDs, with some great albums (Matsuda Seiko, Akina Nakamori, Nakayama Miho) as well as excellent recent CD singles by such bands as My Little Lover, Globe, Amuro Namie, and more. Then, we've got a few excellent magazines and photobooks for fans of these items, including great items for fans of Nagai Madoka