Friday, December 12, 2003

Greetings from J-List December 12, 2003

Greetings and salutations from Japan and J-List!

You know what the funniest thing about Japan is? It's the little differences. I mean, they got the same stuff here they got in the U.S., it's just a little different. Want some examples? They got beer in movie theatres and mayonaise for your french fries at some restaurants. They have KFC here, but they don't serve mashed potatoes, and each KFC has a plastic Colonel Sanders outside to greet you. There are other differences too. My daughter is in the Japanese Girl Scouts, and when I took my kids there, we all got ready to enjoy an American treat: s'mores, which are toasted marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between graham crackers, for any readers who might know what they are. The Japanese simplify the name to some-more, which sounded to my kids and me like "sanma," a delicious fish that's really good stewed in miso -- so we thought were were going to cook fish, but it turned out to be s'mores instead. They were really good, but for the fact that there are no graham crackers in Japan. So we made them using Saltine crackers instead.

In my single days, I trekked around Japan from Hokkaido to Hiroshima, hitchhiking or using the "seishun 18 ticket," a special train ticket that lets you ride anywhere for about $20, but only using the (slow) local lines -- thus, it takes about 14 hours to get from here to Osaka. I've stayed in youth hostels, which are great places to make friends from all over the world, but I've also stayed in several dozen capsule hotels. A uniquely Japanese experience, capsule hotels are normal hotels where you sleep in a small, long cubbyhole -- long enough to lay down in comfortably but not quite spacious enough to sit up in. The capsules have everything you need -- TVs and radios with alarms, and they're quite cozy, and there's no other way to stay in the middle of a large Japanese city for $30 a night. Another unique kind of budget accomodation I've made use of are "saunas," which are ostensibly public baths with saunas which you can pay to use. They have "resting rooms" where patrons can have a beer and relax, watch some TV, or if it's late, curl up on the floor and sleep until morning. It's quite fun, if you can put up with the snoring of dozens of middle-aged Japanese men. My wife is a mirror image of me: while I was traveling around Japan, she was in the U.S., and she's seen much more of my own country than I have (and vice-versa).

Near our house, we can see the Sphinx, the Statue of Liberty, and many other interesting wonders of world. These are pachinko parlors, a major source of entertainment for many Japanese men and women in Japan. An kind of "vertical pinball" which I don't pretend to understand, you basically buy a bucket of balls for $50, then sit for hours trying to hold a controller in just the right position to make most of the balls go into certain holes in the pachinko machine. Since "gambling" is illegal in Japan, except for certain events like horse, boat and bicycle racing, you don't win money if you get more balls than you started out with -- you get valuable prizes which you redeem for cash at a shady building next to the pachinko parlor. Pachinko is quite a competitive business to be in, and operators (who always seem to be getting involved with some crime or another) work very hard to bring in the newest machines in -- with little video screens or cute anime-style characters printed on them, for example. They have interesting names to attract customers, Win or Fever, or one named Al Pacino. Despite the efforts of the pachinko Pachinko has strong underground ties to North Koreans living in Japan. Proceeds from Pachinko are a major source of funding for North Korea, and the drugs that are manufactured in North Korea for sale in Japan often find their way here through the Pachinko networks.

We're happy to announce that all the 2004 calendars we'd ordered have come in. We've lowered prices on virtually all our still-vast stock of Japanese calendars, from anime to JPOP to idols to traditional Japanese images to tasteful nude photographic calendars and more. Every day another half dozen or more calendars sell out, never to return, and our stock is already dwindling. Time is running out! Take a look at our excellent calendars and see what you'd like to get! The 20% discount on 4-or-more calendars still applies, too.

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

  • First, for Star Wars fans, a real treat: series 2 of the totally cool Star Wars Kubrick line from Medicom Toy: ultra-detailed super-deformed figures of a Sandtrooper, Han Solo, the Cantina Band player, Obi Wan Kenobi, Greedo and a Tuskin Raider -- stock is very limited but full sets are available!
  • Just in time for Christmas, we have some fabulous soft acryllic Hello Kitty blankets from Japan, which look great as a Christmas decoration for your home, or just a bright, cheerful blanket to keep warm with
  • We've gotten in another dozen or so really cool Japanese New Years' stamps, with beautiful messages in kanji and hiragana, great for those who want to have a little of Japan's New Years' fun this year
  • For fans of Japanese Race Queens, we've got fresh stock of Kira Kira, featuring Miho Yoshioka, Yoko Matsugane, Sakura Mizutani and many other top-name idols from Japan
  • We have some limited-size T-shirts posted to the site, including a limited edition yellow version of "Don't Commit Seppuku," along with various version of our "Looking for a Japanese Boyfriend" shirts for girls
  • For Hello Kitty fans, we've got some great things for you to eat, including Kitty Tripical Mints, a Kitty lollipop, Kitty soft candy and more
  • Also, a really cool Hello Kitty sign board, which you can give along with gifts, and the last stock we'll be getting of the Hello Kitty Dancing Santa (there's still time to get it by Christmas)
  • We've restocked our Hello Kitty mayonaise cups, which are little cups that Japanese use to carry condiments with their bento lunches -- but these handy cups have many uses!
  • For fans of Japan's stick snacks, we've got some tasty Butter Pretzel snacks from Kabaya
  • Also, a major restocking of snack items for you, including Coconut Pocky, Tiramisu Cafe snacks, Mogi Mogi gummi fruit trees, seaweed & salt pretz, and tastey Crunky chocolate from Japan
  • For fans of our traditional Japanese kitchen items, enjoy more Japanese soupbowls and bento boxes
  • For fans of OH! Mikey, the totally hilarious comedy drama that's performed with mannequins, we have fresh stock of all the DVDs (they are fully subtitled in English) and the 2004 calendar
  • For Totoro fans, we've got fresh stock of the super-cute Totoro's Present Keychain Mascot, super cute plush toys that come with presents for you
  • Also a really neat Totoro lunchbox that will be a prized item for collectors
  • For fans of the dynamite swimsuit idol Yuka (aka Yuuka), we've got some collectible trading cards in stock
  • We've restocked the super-cute Groomy Black Labrador plush pet, a high-quality doggie with a soft chamois bottom to keep your computer monitor clean
  • Finally, enjoy a way to keep your car's windows clean, more onigiri makers, fresh stock of sushi erasers (God we love Japan!), and more!

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

  • First, we've posted the newest English-translated dating-sim game from G-Collections for preorder now, Virgin Roster, which features a psychologically complex erotic storyline, animation and more
  • For Sora Aoi fans, we have a great new magazine-photobook filled with her beautiful pictures and erotic poses
  • Enjoy hardcore sex of amateurs in love hotels in Taisetsu ni Shite ne, which translates as Please Treasure me
  • We've added fresh stock of Japanese adult magazines from just $5, with several items that had been sold out
  • See hardcore sex in Japan's "urabon" style in Harenchi Musune, very erotic and enjoyable
  • For fans of Japan's dynamite erotic photobooks, hardcover bound and printed with fabulous glossy pages, we've got the first photobook of Chiaki Kyan, a delightful sexy idol from Japan
  • Moe Sakurai's delightful photobook Tight Rope goes beyond eros with its fantastic photos
  • Enjoy the lovely nudes of Shinobu Rei in a great new photobook for you, shot in traditional Japanese style
  • For fans of Japan's long-standing tradition of erotic manga art, we have some great items for you, including Daydream Everyday by EX Comics, the ultra-erotic How to Make a Widow, an exploration of "chikan" themes, and a great dick girl manga by Bijogi Junction
  • Also, we've got a major restocking of popular erotic manga including Beautiful Wife, An Equation of the Night, Wild Dance of Lewd Breasts, dick girl fun with Total Bio Chemical Lab and more
  • For adult DVD collectors we've got some great offerings for you, starting with the sweet erotic lovemaking of Maria Takagi, one of the top stars in Japan today (region free)
  • See the very best leg, stocking and mini-skirt fetish in a new 240 minute DVD from Big Morkal, presengint eh luscious legs and sex of nine adult video gals (region free)
  • From Soft on Demand's director Hajime coms more exploration of lesbian masturbation, with cute kogals asked to step inside the Magic Mirror Bus and try it themselves (region free)
  • Then see the wet orgasms of nine beautiful college students in a new offering frmo Deep's, who show their whale-spouting to the camera (region free)
  • For fans of our SOD Outlet page, where you can find great SOD titles at special prices, we've added the new Saint Roshutsu starring Yuuna Akimoto, a great item for fans of Japanese outdoor nude fetish (region free)
  • Then from Moodys, enjoy the anal sex of Kirari Koizumi, who shows you her first anal and so much more (region 2)
  • Finally, look for various fresh stock of adult DVDs, including The Other Side of COCOLO, the Yokohama Drifters, Ai Nagase's bargain-priced Masterpiece Concentration, and the dynamite Nao Oikawa anime cosplay parody Cosplay Beautiful Breast Idol.

Remember that J-List is having a $1 shipping sale (US/Can) on all bishoujo games, making this a great chance for you to pick up some great English-translated dating-sim games and save -- get 4 or more and get 20% off the total, too. We're also having a spcial buy-4-or-more-get-20%-off on all photobooks, so we hope you'll browse our extensive supply of Japanese photobooks and see what you'd like to get.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Greetings from J-List December 10, 2003

Hello again from Japan, home of cars with names like Suzuki Joy Pop Every Wagon.

Living for many years away from your home country would change anyone, and living in Japan is no different. For those working as ESL teachers, the long hours of talking with Japanese students of English can lead to embarrassing changes in your own language skills -- you actually end up speaking English too clearly and carefully. Since there are no personal checks in Japan (everything is done with cash or direct bank transfers), gaijin living in Japan lose the ability to write checks when they go home -- it takes me several tries to get one written when I'm in the U.S. Japanese roads generally don't have names, which forces your brain to remember roads spatially, rather than memorize places locations by street names. Also, since the Japanese language uses the katakana writing system to express foreign words, foreigners sometimes lose the connection with how words are spelled in English. The other day, I was enjoying some wine and camembert cheese with my wife, and I realized I had never seen the word camembert written in the Roman alphabet, and had no idea how to spell it. (I had to look it up.) Ditto for fashionable handbag maker Louis Vuitton, which rules the hearts of Japanese consumers -- I'd never seen the company's name written in anything but katakana so I had no idea how to write it. Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe has many fans in Japan, but for the longest time I wondered what a strange name "Ian Soap" was -- I'd only seen his name mentioned on Japanese television, and thus got his name wrong.

Japan has plenty of fast food, from U.S. chains like McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken to home-grown outfits like Freshness Burger, First Kitchen and MOS Burger. But the original fast food of Japan is "gyu-don," or beef bowl, basically a bowl of rice with steamed beef and onions on top (it's really good with raw egg, too). Yoshinoya is most popular popular chain of beef bowl restaurants, although there are several others that are serve identical food. Head into any beef bowl restaurant and you'll no doubt see lots of salarymen and male "freeters" (young people who work part-time jobs, freely switching from job to job several times a year) enjoying their beef bowls, but almost never any women. There's some unwritten social rule that says women can't go into beef bowl restaurants in Japan, and it's usually filled with male customers. Japan's beef bowl industry became a symbol for deflation in Japan when they lowered the price of a standard serving from $4.50 to $2.50 two years ago. You can enjoy Yoshinoya in the U.S., too, if you want to try some. Yoshinoya's English website is here: http://www.yoshinoya.com/en/index.html

Do you know what year it is? I often don't. In additional the Western calendar, the Japanese have a unique system of counting years based on the reign of the current emperor. The current era is the 15th year of the Heisei era (Heisei means "peace and prosperity"), when the Emperor Hirohito died and was succeeded by his son, so this year is Heisei 15. Before Heisei was the Showa era (from 1925 to 1988), before that was Taisho, and Meiji, and so on -- Japanese students have to memorize them all. Incidentally, the current Emperor of Japan is 125th in an unbroken line of emperors going back 2000 years. His name is Akihito, but since he's always called "Emperor Heisei" in Japan, it's quite common for Japanese to not know the name of their own emperor (Yasu didn't when I just asked him).

Are you a fan of Japan's dating-sim games? Curious, but don't know much about them? Well this is a great time to pick some up, because we're having a $1 shipping sale right now. All games are just $1 for shipping (for US Can.) or just $3.50 for international, as our way of saying thanks for your support over the past year. You can couple this shipping sale with our buy-4-get-20%-off sale, making this the best time ever to pick up dating-sim game or four. These story-based interactive games are translated into English, are fully uncensored and run great on English Windows computers. Feel free to email us for recommendations if you're not sure which to get.

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

  • First, we have a big volley of 2004 calendars in stock for you, which we've just gotten in -- anime, JPOP, lovely idol and beautiful traditional Japanese art calendars
  • For fans of Japanese swimsuit models, we've restocked the excellent Hyper Product Revolution which features all the cutest and most popular sexy idols from Japan
  • Also, look for a restocking of photobooks, including JPOP legends like Gackt and Morning Musume, body very cool
  • For Hello Kitty fans, a super cool Kitty alarm clock that will brighten your room and make morning more fun
  • Also, look for various restocked items, including the Hello Kitty shampoo bottle, ice cube tray, ceramic coffee mug and one of our favorite items, the Kitty Hub Mascot, a USB hub in which Hello Kitty copies your typing movements as you work at your computer
  • Then we've got a rare "gashapon" (capsule toy) item: a set of super-realistic replicas of Japanese ramen, complete with little chopsticks, from all around Japan
  • We have some great items for Japanese-style New Year's, including another variation of kadomatsu decorations, and a variety of rubber stamps that have fabulous New Years' greetings on them, for making Japanese New Years' cards (stock is limited)
  • Want some delicious snacks from japan? We've got Maple Custard Pretz sticks, a fantastic treat from Japan
  • Also in stock, find delicious Lait Chocolat from Glico, sold only in the winter in Japan, tasty wasabi furikake, and delicious ochazuke, one of my own favorite foods, as well as a general restocking of various popular items
  • We've got fresh stock of the delicate and beautiful Congratulations Envelopes, which are used by Japanese when giving money gifts (but you can find many uses for them)
  • We've gotten in fresh stock of the Cup Noodle coffee cup, which looks like a ramen but is a really unique cup from Japan (makes a great gift)
  • Finally, for fans of our unique anime toy items, we've made a major restocking of items including the Cat Bus knapsack, various Ghibli plush keychains, Totoro stamps that are really fun to use, and plush Totoro and other toys of all sizes -- check them all out!

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

  • For fans of delicious Japanese kogals, we've got the new issue of Cho Very Good (e.g Choberigu), featuring many lecherous Japanese Tokyo girls aged 18 to 21
  • Then enjoy lesbian and bukkake play in love hotels with Deep Kiss, a new hardcore amateur gal's magazine
  • For fans of Japan's beautiful hardcover photobooks, enjoy the extremely erotic and flexible nudes of Reina Shinto
  • Nana Yanagisawa is a fabulously beautiful swimsuit idol from Japan, and you'll love her newest photobook
  • be amazed at Zokkon, the super sexy hardcover photobook of Aya Shiozawa, a sexy TV idol in Japan who delights in showing you her sexy body
  • Then enjoy Fairy Tale, a look at the most beautiful nudes of the Showa era in Japan, as well as various restocked photobooks (including the popular Yasuko Project)
  • Enjoy a fabulous crossover between erotic maid hentai artwork and super erotic cosplay -- everything you ever wanted to know about maids!
  • For hentai manga fans, we've got some great items for you: a new Explosive Breast Nurse manga by Hiroshi Kawamoto, super hentai with Capcom game characters in a great perfect-bound manga form, and ultra-experienced women who want to do it with virgins
  • Look for several restocked manga including the excellent Nami SOS First Battle, premium dick girl with the Fetish Doll and TS I Love You series, the erotic Sweet Wife, and more
  • Also for hentai fans, we've got trading cards from Alice Soft's Rance game, super sexy and fun to collect
  • For our DVD customers, we have some great erotic DVDs, starting with a super all tekoki (hand job) and oshaburi (blow job) collection from Big Morkal (region free)
  • Then enjoy the lovely sex of Sola Aoi (aka Sora Aoi), who dresses in some fantastic costumes as she fulfills your erotic fantasies (region free)
  • For leg, stocking and panty fetish lovers, we've got a new erotic DVD featuring fantastic low-angle filming of beautiful, leggy models (region free)
  • For fans of "soapland" sex, where men go to get professionally cleaned and serviced by a "soap girl," we've got a new erotic offering from Izumi Hasegawa -- her debut in adult video! (region free)
  • Tamakeri is the Japanese fetish of ball-kicking -- see a great new penis-teasing production from SOD for you
  • Then from Momotaro, we've got the excellent lesbian sex of Hitomi Hasegawa, who performs with vigor and grace for you (region 2)
  • Then enjoy a huge restocking of our popular adult DVDs, with several No Cut!! (3 hour) productions, the very popular Gold Bird and Euro Angels, Lesbian Heaven 4 Hours Special, Super Angle of Breasts, and several more high-quality leg fetish titles for you!

Remember that J-List now sells warm hoody versions of several of our popular Japanese T-shirts, with long sleeves and pull-over hoods, great for keeping warm in these cold months. We also make available long-sleeved sweatshirts as well as fitted shirts for girls, that accent all the right curves. For our normal men's shirts, we offer a great selection of sizes, from small all the way to 3XL for most colors. Not sure what your size is? Click the handy size link in the description of each shirt and see all measurements in inches and centimeters.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Greetings from J-List December 8, 2003

Hello again from Japan!

One of the difficulties facing Japan's economic future is the lack of entrepreneurial spirit among Japanese. The numbers bear this out -- the number of Japanese running a business less than 42 months old is just 2%, compared with 12% in China, 14% in Korea, 18% in Thailand and 10% in the U.S. The Japanese government is trying to make it easier for people to start companies, however. In the old days, you needed to have $30,000 cash in the bank to start a "yuugen gaisha" (limited corporation) and $100,000 to form a full "kabushiki gaisha" (stock corporation), requirements which helped young companies gain trust by showing they were fiscally solvent from the beginning. Now, however, you can start a company with just one yen in the bank, a move the Japanese government hopes will get more Japanese to start thinking about starting a new enterprise. (American concepts like limited partnerships and easy-to-declare S-corporations don't exist in Japan at all, unfortunately.) A big part of the problem is probably that Japanese are more group-oriented and are more averse to the risks involved with being an entrepreneur. There are many other reasons why Japanese are less likely to take the plunge and start a company, though: the strained banking and investment system here is not friendly to start-ups, there's very little venture capital system, and if you should have to declare personal bankruptcy, you're forbidden from going overseas for ten years.

The Japanese people are some of the longest-lived in the world, partly because of a stable country with a good medical system. When you get sick in Japan, you usually either go to a large hospital (there are three or four around us here in Isesaki), or to a smaller medical clinic. You must always bring your "hoken-sho" or insurance card, a little booklet that has all the information about your insurance printed inside. There are two systems of medical insurance in Japan: Citizen's Insurance, which is open to everyone including foreigners and self-employed, and Social Insurance, which is arranged through companies. In Citizen's Insurance, you pay monthly premiums and must pay 30% of all medical costs that you incur; if you don't have any other insurance, you're required to join this system by law. With Social Insurance, workers pay monthly premiums that are matched by the companies they work for. This system used to have a deductible of just 10%, making it more popular with company employees, but last year the Japanese government raised the deductible to 30%, too, blurring the lines between the two insurance systems. Japan has free health care for everyone under 5 and over the age of 60, a very enviable situation compared to how things are in the U.S.

Have you ever spoken to a Japanese person and wondered why they make noises of agreement while you're talking? This is aspect of Japanese speech called "aizuchi," basically "agreeing sounds" that speakers make when having a conversation. In Japanese, I could be explaining something that happened to me, and the person I'm speaking to would say things like "ee" (rhymes with way; it means yes), "so" (that's true), and "ne" (a general word of agreement) constantly as I spoke. These agreement words may sound odd in English, but in Japanese they're necessary to show that you're listening attentively to the other person -- not making these noises shows you're not paying attention, and the person you're talking with is likely to stop talking and ask what's wrong. The trouble is when Japanese carry aizuchi into English, and butt into what you're saying with "that's right" and "yes." Aizuchi sounds very strange when done in English.

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

  • First, we've got the excellent new film by Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura, Azumi, an incredibly beautiful samurai film featuring the lovely Aya Ueto, with full English subtitles and many extras (region 2)
  • For fans of traditional Japanese items, we've got more beautiful New Year's decorations, including an authentic "kadomatsu" pine and bamboo decoration that's really beautiful
  • Also, we've got some cool 2004 Japanese tea cups, with the images of monkeys (since 2004 is the year of the Monkey)
  • The new Encyclopedia of High School Girl Uniforms is a hardcover photobook featuring pretty photos of all the most famous uniforms of Japan's top schools
  • We have the newest issue of Gothic & Lolita Bible in stock for you, filled with breathtakingly beautiful gothic cosplay photos, tips on how to make the clothes, and a complete pattern for you too -- great for fans of "dandy gothic style"
  • For fans of Japanese swimsuit idols, we've got the newest photobook of Mayumi Ono, the cute girl in TV commercials for Acom, a high-interest finance company that bombards late-night TV in Japan with this cute girl's face
  • We've stocked several of the traditional plates and trays, too, which are really fun to eat with
  • Enjoy delicious treats from Japan, including "black sesame seed and milk" Pretz, tasty furikake for your rice, and spicy flavored Japanese seaweed
  • Also, check out delicious new bubblegum including cute Little Twin Star bubblegum
  • For fans of Domo-kun, we've got a new all-purpose pouch that you can use to keep anything
  • For anime fans, enjoy a new pre-painted figure from the Utawareru Mono anime series, a very cool item for your collection
  • For fans of Crayon Shin-chan, the most famous little brat in Japan, we've got cute little plush toys of Shin-chan and his cute dog Shiro
  • For Dragonball Z fans, a very rare "super strap set" with PVC versions of your favorite characters, very cool
  • We've added stock of various "How to Draw Manga" books, including Getting Started, and A Day in the Life of a Japanese Schoolgirl
  • From Japan's famous computer peripherals company we have the Choro Q Mouse, a great small-sized USB mouse great for mobile computing, which is fully functional yet looks like a cute Choro Q car toy, and works with English computers (Windows or Mac)
  • Also, we have fresh stock of the oh-so-cool Shirow Masamune designed computer mouse, a joy to use and hold, and fully compatible with all computers (Mac or Windows)
  • For those who like Japanese cars, we've got some new Tomica die-cast cars, the Honda Odyssey and the Mazda RX-7, so cool
  • If you like to drink green tea, we've got a very stylish Japanese tea tin in stock
  • Finally, see great chopsticks for New Year's (or for any celebration), more socks glue for your "loose socks," and more!

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

  • For fans of the excellent Diva series, enjoy the erotic Kaori Nakatani's stylish nude, with many fresh and innovative photographs for you (including "Girls in Underoos")
  • Then enjoy the erotic sex of Run Gal, featuring real Japanese amateurs having sex in love hotels
  • Also, enjoy the very stylish and erotic "Tequira" [sic] featuring many fetishes: getting naked outside in public places, bukkake, girls who smoke, cosplay and more
  • Then enjoy the delightful nude of Riko Aoyama, who charms with her traditional Japanese nude photographs
  • For hentai manga fans, we've got some extra-special items for you, starting with the erotic Live Wire Insertion from Megastore Comics with 340 pages of extreme erotic manga, the charmingly erotic Night Milk by Takaoka Motofumi, and an Excellent series hentai manga exploring sex and the sisterhood
  • Also, more restocked hentai manga for you, with fresh stock of Nami SOS, Love Diary, Mocchi Presents DV, and more
  • For yaoi fans, we've got a great compilation manga with works by a dozen talented yaoi artists, Deep Aqua, as well as a major restocking of the Kinniku Otoko (Muscle Man) series
  • For our DVD customers, enjoy some great new erotic releases for you, starting with the 4-hour Non-stop Ecstacy of Kaori Fujimori, a great new DVD by Million (region free)
  • Then take in the incredible busty beauty of Marina Matsushima in her erotic new DVD release (region free)
  • Then enjoy the erotic sex of three mini-skirted angels, Akira Watase, Mako Umino and Miri Sugihara, who will knock your socks off as they perform hardcore sex for you (region free)
  • See the sweet, natural sex of Yui Hasegawa, age 20 (region free)
  • Then enjoy the delicious lesbian action of Moe Yamasaki and Shion Natsume, in another top-quality erotic lesbian selection from U&K (region free)
  • Finally, we've added fresh stock of some great DVDs, including more that ship free -- browse our selection to see them all!

Remember that J-List carries over 100 quality adult magazines from Japan, with stylish professional titles like Urecco, Urecco Gal, Bejean and Gokuh, as well as great amateur magazines. A unique part of Japan's erotic culture, we hope you'll browse our selection of magazines or try a revolving monthly subscription (you can cancel at any time). See magazine page 3 for bargains -- we've got dozens of discounted items starting at just $5!

Also remember that our 2004 calendars are going fast -- so fast, that we've sold nearly half of them already, and no more will be coming in! We hope you'll browse our still-extensive selection of anime, JPOP, Japanese idol, unique traditional and other calendars now! Order 4 or more and get 20% off, with free mailing tubes, too.