The idea of a man taking his wife's last name after marriage would be pretty rare in the U.S., but in Japan, it happens quite often. When a woman leaves to live with her new husband (called "going to be a bride" in Japanese), she takes her new husband's last name virtually 100% of the time, but if a man marries a woman and moves into her family's house, he nearly always takes her last name -- my father-in-law did this, for example. If a man moves into his wife's family's house but keeps his own last name, he's called "Masuo-san, after the father (Masuo) in the long-running Japanese anime Sazae-san" (because Masuo held on to his last name). Since I kept my own name, I am technically a "Masuo-san
For this weekend's update, we've got a bunch of killer new products, including:
- We've got several excellent new magazines, including the *last issue* of the excellent Men's Master, from Million Publishing. The issue features some really excellent "sayonara" nude features for you
- We've got several more classic back issues of past magazines, including some really excellent premium items (Tohno Natsuko fans take note) on the magazine back-issues page
- For photobook fans, we have several excellent new items, including a beautiful all-new photobook of the darling busty idol Yuka (also written Yuuka), the full nude of "Kajiwara Norika, and more
- Fans of stockings and pleated skirts will appreciate the Flare Fantasy" photobook, on the photobooks (leg fetish) page
- There are several all-new adult wide manga posted on the manga (new releases) page, for fans of Japan's unique manga, and on the manga (best-sellers) page, we have more copies of one of Chattaro's classics, Nami SOS!
- Yaoi fans should check out the interesting yaoi anthology mangas, posted to the yaoi page -- they are very cool
- Fans of SOD's excellent independent AV style will love the latest release in the Fuckin' On series, this time featuring the silky and stylish Nagase Lum -- see it on the SOD Page 1 or Video Catalog (SOD) pages
- As we close out our entire line of Japanese costumes, we've lowered prices on our stock yet again -- please browse our Japanese costumes page
- We have some great all-new dojinshi titles on the dojinshi page, including more items we picked up at the past Comiket
- There are a few new albums on the JPOP page, which we forgot to post last time, for JPOP fans looking to take advantage of our "final" JPOP sale
- On our popular "fun things from Japan" page, we've got more wacky items, including more of the popular wooden signs that have cute messages in Japanese (including all-new items)
- Finally, fans of the very popular T-Dog 2000, the robot dog that playfully moves around your room, will love T-Cat 2000, a cute silver cat that does everything T-Dog 2000 can do. A super robot pet for you.
The JAST USA homepage has been completely reworked, with an entirely new shopping cart engine and interface, as well as a completely uncensored "free downloads" section. Please see all the excellent titles at http://www.jastusa.com/ !
Well, that's all for now. Have a great weekend, and we'll see you on the web!