Friday, August 08, 2003

Greetings from J-List August 8, 2003

Hello and TGIF from all your friends in Japan!

First, we had a slight problem with the server that hosts the image files for the J-List site. A renegade server process was making images load slowly, but it's been fixed. Also, the image server went down for around ten minutes during the day -- sorry if you were viewing the site during that time, wondering why the product images weren't showing up.

Japanese government employees, called "komuin" (KOH-mu-in) in Japanese, are an interesting part of society here. A huge caste of ultra-conservative individuals who work at Japan's city and prefectural offices, they are a massive non-political bureaucracy that are responsible for administering Japanese laws, collecting taxes, granting permits for various activities, and generally making Japan run smoothly. Unlike the private sector, where companies must work hard and show results, Japan's public employees enjoy incredible stability, and theirs is the last segment of society to enjoy de facto lifetime employment in Japan. Young people who want the comfort of the stablest possible job and a long, steady climb up the social ladder aspire to pass the difficult national test that allows you to work as a public employee, although of course, if your parents are friends with your local city councilman he may be able to get you a job even if you haven't passed the test -- Japan can be very flexible that way. More so than in the U.S., government employees here are defined as a single group, and some professions that you don't normally think of as a lifetime government job are described with the "komuin" term (such as police and firemen). While Japan's public employees provide a solid white-collar backbone of stability for the country, there are a lot of complaints about lack of fiscal restraint in Japan's public sector. For example, despite the decade-long recession in Japan, our prefecture found the money to build a 32-story skyscraper-style prefectural office that cost hundreds of millions to erect yet does nothing but provide government employees with a beautiful view.

Before I started J-List I was an ESL teacher, teaching English conversation to a variety of students, from children all the way up to retired Japanese looking to acquire English in their newfound free time. I taught English for a total of five years, and while I wouldn't recommend considering ESL as a long-term career for most people, it was a great experience overall. After leaving the school I taught at for four years (which went out of business after I left, unfortunately), I had another good experience: working in the city office of my local city and trying out the life of a Japanese public employee. Every city in Japan has at least one bilingual foreigner working there, called the Coordinator for International Relations (CIR), whose job it is to do official translations for the city, assist the city office with English-related jobs, help the mayor if he meets with foreign guests, and so on. The CIR who worked that year went home early, breaking his contact, and so I was asked to work the rest of his time. I got to work as a real Japanese city official, wearing a tie and dark slacks, greeting my co-workers every morning (for some reason they always shorten "ohayo gozaimasu" to "oh-ss") and drinking green tea while sitting at my desk. Although I have to say I prefer my life at J-List to the stable life of a city employee, my months there were fun and gave me much insight into the country I love.

To further promote great Japanese pop culture around the world, including Japan's adult products, J-List has special relationships with famous Japanese adult video makers like Soft on Demand. Because we're blessed with so many great customers who love Japan's unique AV culture, we've been allowed by Soft on Demand to create a special "SOD Outlet" through which we'll make available popular titles by the company which are being closed out -- allowing you to buy them at great prices! Check out the new SOD Outlet category, open now!

For the special Friday update, we've got some excellent products from Japan for you. They include:

  • First, for fans of the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, we've got one of my favorite films: Umi ga Kikoeru ("I can hear the sea", although the official English title is "Ocean Waves"), a 2-disc release which comes with many extras, including optional English subtitles
  • Also great for Totoro/Ghibli fans, we've restocked many of our plush toys, music boxes and more
  • We finally have the long-awaited Macross figures in stock, however we're sorry to say that we've only got limited stock, due to the incredible popularity of this series -- we currently have 4 full sets in stock, although we'll hope against hope that we can get more
  • We love the cool miniature toys from Japan, and have a great new series for you: highly detailed replicas of the stalls at Japanese summer festivals, which sell everything from tako-yaki (fried balls of batter with octopus meat inside) to cold ramune soda to "catch the goldfish" games -- and as usual, J-List goes the extra mile for you, making pre-created full sets available
  • For Domo-kun fans, we've restocked the popular medium sized Domo-kun plush toy, which was in danger of selling out even though we posted 60 to the site last week -- we've gotten in another 100 for everyone
  • Also for fans of traditional Japanese images, we've got a real Japanese "omamori" (OH-mah-moe-ree), a traditional good-luck charm -- this one is special, though, as it contains a condom inside
  • For fans of Chobits, the great manga and anime from CLAMP, we've got their superb new art book, featuring incredibly beautiful artwork of Chii
  • For fans of our Japanese snacks, we've got some great new items, including delicious strawberry milk candy that's been enjoyed by Japanese kids for decades, more curry in "retro" packaging, and delicious Japanese desserts you can make at home
  • Also, kiwi fruit flavored Hi-Chew, as well as a general restocking of traditional Japanese foods that are very healthy
  • For those who like burning fragrant incense, we've got a great "incense pig" that helps ward off disease and sickness
  • The "Onyanko Restaurant" series of plush cats baked into famous Japanese dishes is just too cute for words -- you have to see it to believe it, so check the site
  • For fans of cute Japanese signs and stickers, we've got more wacky items in stock for you
  • For Hello Kitty fans, a cute Kitty shopping bag that is very sturdy, to last through many shopping trips
  • Also, fresh stock of the very popular Kitty in summer festival yukata plush toys
  • For lovers of Japan Hot Wheels, sold only in the Japanese market, we've got more stock of the AirWolf helicopter and the Knight Rider K.A.R.R. car
  • If you love the beautiful artwork from Please Teacher, be sure and see the fresh stock of the official fanbook
  • Then enjoy a cute wooden cup called a "masu," used for measuring rice or sake, but you can put all kinds of things in it
  • Finally, enjoy camouflage hats, which are popular in Japan this summer, some great chopsticks made out of bamboo (the only thing to make chopsticks out of), more onigiri makers, and more!

For our adult customers, we've got many new 18+ products. They include:

  • For fans of great adult magazines from Japan, we've got the new Yasashite Shite ne, a great hardcore magazine about love and sex and bukkake
  • Then for fans of Yulia Nova, we're happy to announce the new Bachelor, featuring many incredibly beautiful women from Eastern Europe and Russia, including the sweet Yulia Nova, featured in a great selection of photos including a pin-up
  • We've got a great new hardcover photobook from Aida Garo's popular Imoto series, this time with the lovely Ami
  • Then enjoy some other hardcover photobooks, including the great Ruri Anno hardcover photobook from SOD, fresh stock of the popular "Minx" and photobooks my Nao Oikawa, Yuko Ogura and Harumi Nemoto
  • Fans of real hermaphrodites and shemales, a fetish known as "new half" in Japanese, will enjoy the great new photobook we've got for you
  • Then for manga collectors, see the new works we've got for you, including Dirty Kaleidoscope, a collection of famous hentai manga from Dirty Matsumoto, and the erotic See Through Angel, featuring incredible "naughty tentacles" from the creator of the Vaginass series
  • Also: fresh stock of over a dozen great comic works, including The Equation of the Immoral by Azuki Kurenai, the incredible Sex Friend by artist MoMo, and the excellent Saint Costume Play
  • Also: we've created a handy value pack of the English Blue Eyes hentai comics, vol. 1-5, to allow fans of Tohru Nishimaki's superb busty hentai works to buy the whole set and save!
  • For yaoi lovers, we've got a great new manga for you too, a great story of classic yaoi themes
  • For DVD fans, we've got some superb items for you today, starting with Rino Kizaki's 4-hour special -- 240 minutes of the best hardcore of this sweet AV star from Japan (region free)
  • Then enjoy Anal Fuckers, a bold new release from SOD, featuring the first anal sex of some of the cutest AV gals at the company (region free)
  • If you love the smooth and silky Akira Watase, the lovely bad girl of the Japanese indies scene, enjoy her new Digital Mosaic by Moodyz, with super-fine detail for your total enjoyment (region 2)
  • Also from Moodyz, a super new release -- an erotic "All Nude Sports Day" in which beautiful Japanese girls engage in a variety of fun nude sports (region 2)
  • For those interested in our new Soft on Demand Outlet category, enjoy bargain priced versions of Assistant Director Haruna's erotic lesbian kissing, with Japan's top AV stars; the First Time Lesbian of Juri Wakabayashi; and the cute and erotic Sayaka Hijiri "Private Idol" featuring sex on the beach in Okinawa
  • Finally, look for many restocked DVDs, including several of the bargain-priced "A Masterpiece Concentation" series, Super Zoom Up Erotic Parts, Semen Bank, Gold Bird, and Eri Yukawa's oh-so-erotic Super Bukkake Special

Remember that J-List carries a wide variety of snacks from Japan, with about 100 different items in stock at all times, with everything from Pocky (popular chocolate covered sticks) to Shigekix (super-sour "hard gummi") to Japan's famous spicy caffeine gum, Black Black. Because J-List is based at the source, right there in the heart of Japan, we've got hundreds of cool and fun items that have never made it out of Japan, which you can order. All items have a "freshness date" printed on the packaging, and we unconditionally guarantee that all the items we sell are within the date when the items are sent to you. So check out our fun snacks section!

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Greetings from J-List August 6, 2003

Hello again from a very hot and humid Japan. The mercury is topping 38 degrees (that's a cool 100 Fahrenheit to our American readers), and it's too hot to do much of anything outsise. Fortunately we've got a big central air conditioning unit here at J-List that can handle the heat. This sets the stage for another problem though: "air-con wars," as Tomo sets the temperature where it belongs (at just above freezing), and Mayumi comes along and sets it higher when no one is looking.

First, a note on the site. A few customers reported problems with adding items to their shopping carts, or checking out through the J-List website, over the weekend. We think we've found the problem and it shouldn't come up anymore, but if you do experience any problems with the site, please tell us about them right away. Also, you can always purchase through the secure email form (the link is in the upper left hand corner of the site, too).

We had a great time in Kyoto, and took in many wonderful sights. My son enjoyed drinking the water at Kiyomizu Temple, which supposedly gives you a long life, and the five-storied pagoda of Yasaka Shrine was just beautiful. As usual, the various ancient places we visited made some effort to provide explanations of the history of what we were looking at, in English as well as in Korean and Chinese. While the translations sometimes left something to be desired, in general the English explanations were fine, and very useful. What was lacking was the realization on the part of the Japanese that most of the foreign visitors would have little background in Japanese history and would appreciate something more than a quick translation of what was written for Japanese visitors. For example, in the Hall of 33 Bays, there are 1000 beautiful statues of "Kannon-Bosatsu." What's that? I don't know, although I caught something about it being translated as "Goddess of Mercy," although that wasn't all that helpful. The statues are guarded by 30 beautiful images of other Buddhist "gods," such as Raijin and Fujin, the gods of thunder and wind. In what respect are they gods? To my eyes, the beautiful statues looked like something imported from the Hindu religeon. What did the Buddhism of the 12th century have in common with other religeons of Asia? Unfortuantely, there was no larger attempt to explain any of this to visitors. The problem is that Japanese subliminally assume every foreigner automatically understands every English word just by virtue of being born outside of Japan. Doctors in Japan, who study eight years of medical English as part of their education, do this too: they throw around incredibly difficult English terms and can't understand why gaijin don't know what these words mean.

If you've never ridden in a Japanese taxi cab, I hope you'll get the chance some day. Japanese taxis are probably the cleanest in the world, with sparkling white seat covers and polite, knowledgable drivers (especially in Kyoto). If you open the trunk you'll see a miniature clothesline with rags hanging to dry -- the drivers use these rags to constantly buff their cars clean when waiting for a fare. Taxi drivers always wear spotless white gloves while driving. Foreigners in Japan are always surprised to find that the left passenger doors on taxis in Japan open automatically, allowing the driver to open the door for you without getting out of the car -- a nice touch.

At J-List, we love to find rare and fun things from Japan to make available to the rest of the world. We consider it our holy mission to carry not just mainstream products that Japanophiles are already familiar with, but unique and off-the-wall items as well, to further promote world peace through shared popular culture. One item we've wanted to make available for years are Japanese shoes for children which have little squeakers in them, so that your child makes fun squeaking noises while he walks. My children wore these shoes when they were younger, and as a parent I always appreciated knowing exactly where they were in a crowded store, based on the squeaking sounds coming from their feet. A great safety item, and your kids will love to wear them too. We now have these great squeaking shoes in stock for your little ones, in two cute colors.

Want to work at J-List? We're hiring staff for our San Diego location. Applicants should have knowledge and interest in J-List's products, and have good Internet and computer skills. You'd also need to be able to start quickly. Please email at peter@jlist.com for more information.

For the new update, we've got a great update of new products for you. They include:

  • First, for fans of our bold and fun wacky Japanese T-shirts, we've got a new treat: a white version of our popular Akira Lego parody T-shirt, with all sizes in stock
  • For Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans, don't miss the limited edition Hello Kitty PEZ toys, very well made PEZ dispensers that show cute Kitty, My Melody, and more. Very rare and hard to find -- full sets are currently available on the site, but they might disappear soon
  • For fans of Japanese snack foods, enjoy delicious sweet Gummi with juice inside, delicious canned ika (squid, a Japanese favorite food), dried fish furikake to put on white rice, and more
  • Aya Ueto (her last name is pronounced OO-eh-toe) is fast becomming one of the hottest idols in Japan, thanks to many TV appearances and starring in Azumi, a samurai film by Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura -- see her new photobook in stock
  • Enjoy some of the best artwork ever in a new Chobits fan book, featuring great Chobits artwork from CLAMP and other popular artists who show tribute to the characters
  • Medicom Toy's Kubrick toy line is going strong -- we've got a really cool pair of figures from Steamboat Willie for you!
  • If you missed some of the limited stock of Star Trek toys posted ove the past few weeks, we've added stock of both the Furuta and Yamato toy ships for you!
  • Also, enjoy the delightful swimsuit photographs of Emi Kobayashi in her new hardcover photobook offerings, very lovely indeed
  • For fans of die-cast Japanese cars, enjoy the new Honda Fit, one of the cutest cars ever made in Japan
  • Do you have back pain? Enjoy a great "cool ion sheet" that will help your discomfort, from Japan
  • For MD collectors, we've got the ultimate Hello Kitty MD case, both stylish and cute
  • For fans of the great flying turtle monster Gamera, we've restocked the Engish-subtitled DVDs for you
  • If you love the highly detailed miniature toys that are so popular in Japan, we've got a major restocking for you, with more realistic sushi, famous Chinese dishes from Yokohama's Chiinatown, famous Japanese desserts, Family Restaurant meals, and more
  • For Hot Wheels fans, we've got fresh stock of the very cool Airwolf helicopter and Knight Rider KARR car, both sold only in Japan
  • Finally, enjoy a Japanese way to peel vegetables, a stylish storage bag that Japanese kogals love, and much more!

For our adult customers, we've got many new 18+ products. They include:

  • We've got the great new issues of Penthouse in stock for you, featuring beautiful and famous stars like Yuko Ogura and Sayaka Isoyama, Yoko Matsugane, and Yinling -- just beautiful, and all models are Japanese!
  • Then enjoy the new issue of Junk Magazine, which has some sweet Japanese amateur hardcore for you
  • For fans of great value, we've got stock of the new Adult DVD Heaven, which gives you 2 hours of great AV sampler action on a DVD, with a color magazine too
  • Then we've got a dynamite update of new hentai manga for you, including a super Nami SOS! work with fabulous erotic artwork, the super erotic of "the Lowers are the Lovers" (odd title, but very good content), and a new all-stewardess erotic manga anthology -- more, too!
  • Also, fresh stock of several popular manga works, including the dynamite "The Girl Who Belongs to the Nation" and the best-selling dick-girl comic Parasite Miki
  • For fans of Tohru Nishimaki, the creator of the Blue Eyes series, we've got a great erotic doujinshi available for preorder now
  • For yaoi fans, a great new manga of drama and love and sex by Be Boy Comics
  • We work hard to support AG, the English-language magazine of love, sex and CG culture, which features great English-translated hentai manga for manga fans -- the new volume of this great manga magazine is in stock in our San Diego office!
  • We've got some great items for you DVD collectors out there, starting with 4 hours of the erotic sex of Ran Asakawa Special (region free)
  • Then explore a wonderful world of the lesbian sex of five amateur Japanese girls -- 200 minutes for a great price (region free)
  • Poor Senna Kurosaki must endure 24 hours of "anytime and anywhere sexual intercourse" in a new release from SOD, om which she must have sex immediately, without warning (region free)
  • Enjoy the hardcore sex and service of Moe Nishimura in a new release from Moodyz, featuring her super sex, fellatio, anal exploration and more (region 2)
  • Then, a dynamite release for fans of Mai Hagiwara, erotic fantasy scenes with the wonderful girl, shot with the direction of four different AV directors, and four totally different erotic styles (region 2)
  • Finally, Tomo has gotten in some new stock of DVD titles, including various lesbian sex and deep kissing titles, fresh stock of Rio Sannomiya erotic sex, and more!

Remember that J-List allows you to get many great magazines sent to you from Japan, right when they're in the newsstands. Enjoy JPOP, anime, manga, fashion, toy and many great adult magazines each month. We've just added reserve subscriptions for both Penthouse Special and Penthouse Japan, which feature beautiful Japanese models shot by Japanese photographers. Very lovely!

Also remember that J-List carries that great symbol of Japanese wacky pop culture, the Hello Kitty Vibrating Shoulder Massager, which is of course intended as massager for your neck and shoulders, although some would call it a Hello Kitty vibrator (imagine!). A licensed Sanrio item sold only in Japan, the unit features high and low massage modes, and a beautiful image of Kitty and her rabbit friend. It looks just great, in or out of case -- display it as a wonderful pop culture icon. Why not get a few, and give them out as gifts this year? (If you get 3 or more you get a 15% discount through the J-List shopping cart.)

Monday, August 04, 2003

Greetings from J-List August 4, 2003

Hello again from a very hot and humid Japan. The mercury is topping 38 degrees (that's a cool 100 Fahrenheit to our American readers), and it's too hot to do much of anything outsise. Fortunately we've got a big central air conditioning unit here at J-List that can handle the heat. This sets the stage for another problem though: "air-con wars," as Tomo sets the temperature where it belongs (at just above freezing), and Mayumi comes along and sets it higher when no one is looking.

First, a note on the site. A few customers reported problems with adding items to their shopping carts, or checking out through the J-List website, over the weekend. We think we've found the problem and it shouldn't come up anymore, but if you do experience any problems with the site, please tell us about them right away. Also, you can always purchase through the secure email form (the link is in the upper left hand corner of the site, too).

We had a great time in Kyoto, and took in many wonderful sights. My son enjoyed drinking the water at Kiyomizu Temple, which supposedly gives you a long life, and the five-storied pagoda of Yasaka Shrine was just beautiful. As usual, the various ancient places we visited made some effort to provide explanations of the history of what we were looking at, in English as well as in Korean and Chinese. While the translations sometimes left something to be desired, in general the English explanations were fine, and very useful. What was lacking was the realization on the part of the Japanese that most of the foreign visitors would have little background in Japanese history and would appreciate something more than a quick translation of what was written for Japanese visitors. For example, in the Hall of 33 Bays, there are 1000 beautiful statues of "Kannon-Bosatsu." What's that? I don't know, although I caught something about it being translated as "Goddess of Mercy," although that wasn't all that helpful. The statues are guarded by 30 beautiful images of other Buddhist "gods," such as Raijin and Fujin, the gods of thunder and wind. In what respect are they gods? To my eyes, the beautiful statues looked like something imported from the Hindu religeon. What did the Buddhism of the 12th century have in common with other religeons of Asia? Unfortuantely, there was no larger attempt to explain any of this to visitors. The problem is that Japanese subliminally assume every foreigner automatically understands every English word just by virtue of being born outside of Japan. Doctors in Japan, who study eight years of medical English as part of their education, do this too: they throw around incredibly difficult English terms and can't understand why gaijin don't know what these words mean.

If you've never ridden in a Japanese taxi cab, I hope you'll get the chance some day. Japanese taxis are probably the cleanest in the world, with sparkling white seat covers and polite, knowledgable drivers (especially in Kyoto). If you open the trunk you'll see a miniature clothesline with rags hanging to dry -- the drivers use these rags to constantly buff their cars clean when waiting for a fare. Taxi drivers always wear spotless white gloves while driving. Foreigners in Japan are always surprised to find that the left passenger doors on taxis in Japan open automatically, allowing the driver to open the door for you without getting out of the car -- a nice touch.

At J-List, we love to find rare and fun things from Japan to make available to the rest of the world. We consider it our holy mission to carry not just mainstream products that Japanophiles are already familiar with, but unique and off-the-wall items as well, to further promote world peace through shared popular culture. One item we've wanted to make available for years are Japanese shoes for children which have little squeakers in them, so that your child makes fun squeaking noises while he walks. My children wore these shoes when they were younger, and as a parent I always appreciated knowing exactly where they were in a crowded store, based on the squeaking sounds coming from their feet. A great safety item, and your kids will love to wear them too. We now have these great squeaking shoes in stock for your little ones, in two cute colors.

Want to work at J-List? We're hiring staff for our San Diego location. Applicants should have knowledge and interest in J-List's products, and have good Internet and computer skills. You'd also need to be able to start quickly. Please email at peter@jlist.com for more information.

For the new update, we've got a great update of new products for you. They include:

  • First, for fans of our bold and fun wacky Japanese T-shirts, we've got a new treat: a white version of our popular Akira Lego parody T-shirt, with all sizes in stock
  • For Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans, don't miss the limited edition Hello Kitty PEZ toys, very well made PEZ dispensers that show cute Kitty, My Melody, and more. Very rare and hard to find -- full sets are currently available on the site, but they might disappear soon
  • For fans of Japanese snack foods, enjoy delicious sweet Gummi with juice inside, delicious canned ika (squid, a Japanese favorite food), dried fish furikake to put on white rice, and more
  • Aya Ueto (her last name is pronounced OO-eh-toe) is fast becomming one of the hottest idols in Japan, thanks to many TV appearances and starring in Azumi, a samurai film by Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura -- see her new photobook in stock
  • Enjoy some of the best artwork ever in a new Chobits fan book, featuring great Chobits artwork from CLAMP and other popular artists who show tribute to the characters
  • Medicom Toy's Kubrick toy line is going strong -- we've got a really cool pair of figures from Steamboat Willie for you!
  • If you missed some of the limited stock of Star Trek toys posted ove the past few weeks, we've added stock of both the Furuta and Yamato toy ships for you!
  • Also, enjoy the delightful swimsuit photographs of Emi Kobayashi in her new hardcover photobook offerings, very lovely indeed
  • For fans of die-cast Japanese cars, enjoy the new Honda Fit, one of the cutest cars ever made in Japan
  • Do you have back pain? Enjoy a great "cool ion sheet" that will help your discomfort, from Japan
  • For MD collectors, we've got the ultimate Hello Kitty MD case, both stylish and cute
  • For fans of the great flying turtle monster Gamera, we've restocked the Engish-subtitled DVDs for you
  • If you love the highly detailed miniature toys that are so popular in Japan, we've got a major restocking for you, with more realistic sushi, famous Chinese dishes from Yokohama's Chiinatown, famous Japanese desserts, Family Restaurant meals, and more
  • For Hot Wheels fans, we've got fresh stock of the very cool Airwolf helicopter and Knight Rider KARR car, both sold only in Japan
  • Finally, enjoy a Japanese way to peel vegetables, a stylish storage bag that Japanese kogals love, and much more!


For our adult customers, we've got many new 18+ products. They include:

  • We've got the great new issues of Penthouse in stock for you, featuring beautiful and famous stars like Yuko Ogura and Sayaka Isoyama, Yoko Matsugane, and Yinling -- just beautiful, and all models are Japanese!
  • Then enjoy the new issue of Junk Magazine, which has some sweet Japanese amateur hardcore for you
  • For fans of great value, we've got stock of the new Adult DVD Heaven, which gives you 2 hours of great AV sampler action on a DVD, with a color magazine too
  • Then we've got a dynamite update of new hentai manga for you, including a super Nami SOS! work with fabulous erotic artwork, the super erotic of "the Lowers are the Lovers" (odd title, but very good content), and a new all-stewardess erotic manga anthology -- more, too!
  • Also, fresh stock of several popular manga works, including the dynamite "The Girl Who Belongs to the Nation" and the best-selling dick-girl comic Parasite Miki
  • For fans of Tohru Nishimaki, the creator of the Blue Eyes series, we've got a great erotic doujinshi available for preorder now
  • For yaoi fans, a great new manga of drama and love and sex by Be Boy Comics
  • We work hard to support AG, the English-language magazine of love, sex and CG culture, which features great English-translated hentai manga for manga fans -- the new volume of this great manga magazine is in stock in our San Diego office!
  • We've got some great items for you DVD collectors out there, starting with 4 hours of the erotic sex of Ran Asakawa Special (region free)
  • Then explore a wonderful world of the lesbian sex of five amateur Japanese girls -- 200 minutes for a great price (region free)
  • Poor Senna Kurosaki must endure 24 hours of "anytime and anywhere sexual intercourse" in a new release from SOD, om which she must have sex immediately, without warning (region free)
  • Enjoy the hardcore sex and service of Moe Nishimura in a new release from Moodyz, featuring her super sex, fellatio, anal exploration and more (region 2)
  • Then, a dynamite release for fans of Mai Hagiwara, erotic fantasy scenes with the wonderful girl, shot with the direction of four different AV directors, and four totally different erotic styles (region 2)
  • Finally, Tomo has gotten in some new stock of DVD titles, including various lesbian sex and deep kissing titles, fresh stock of Rio Sannomiya erotic sex, and more!

Remember that J-List allows you to get many great magazines sent to you from Japan, right when they're in the newsstands. Enjoy JPOP, anime, manga, fashion, toy and many great adult magazines each month. We've just added reserve subscriptions for both Penthouse Special and Penthouse Japan, which feature beautiful Japanese models shot by Japanese photographers. Very lovely!

Also remember that J-List carries that great symbol of Japanese wacky pop culture, the Hello Kitty Vibrating Shoulder Massager, which is of course intended as massager for your neck and shoulders, although some would call it a Hello Kitty vibrator (imagine!). A licensed Sanrio item sold only in Japan, the unit features high and low massage modes, and a beautiful image of Kitty and her rabbit friend. It looks just great, in or out of case -- display it as a wonderful pop culture icon. Why not get a few, and give them out as gifts this year? (If you get 3 or more you get a 15% discount through the J-List shopping cart.)