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  • Japanese Services ships to konbinis

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

    Adora sends in this tip: You can also arrange to pick up your package from at conbini too! (You know… for purchases you don’t want your family to know about…) I didn’t know that! This is good to know with Christmas right around the corner. Thanks adora! Does anybody know if its ok to […]

    Custom Hanko Artwork

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    This tip won’t save you time or money, but it is pretty cool. Have you ever wanted your own personal seal (判子 hanko)? Maybe you have one already, but you want a cooler custom-designed hanko? You can get your own custom-designed hanko at (read “hana-mama”). After our son was born, my wife thought it […]

    Thai Food: Finding Ingredients in Japan

    Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

    I’m not a great cook, but I do enjoy cooking. Thai food is among my favorite varieties of food, so when I do get around to cooking often I will make Thai food. But oh no, where am I to find lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galanga, coconut cream and little Thai peppers in Japan? The […] Costco Shipped To Your Door

    Monday, February 11th, 2008

    Many people have sent in a tip about, so it’s about time I did a little write-up on this great service in Japan. I really don’t know what took me so long! I should have written about them much much earlier than now. Here is a little about in their own words: About […] – Maternity Wear Online

    Saturday, January 5th, 2008

    Are you or somebody you know expecting? If so, you (or they) might want to check out sells maternity (マタニティウエア) and nursing (授乳服) clothes online. They have formal wear, casual wear, tops, bottoms and coats for new and expecting mothers. Although they divide their catalog into two sections, the clothes in maternity are […]

    How To Find Cheese In Japan Part 2

    Saturday, November 17th, 2007

    Back in September, I wrote an article about finding cheese in Japan. It highlighted the site, which I use religiously to stock up on cheese. I really love cheese, so I was quite happy when some helpful readers wrote in with some more options for finding cheese in Japan. The Meat Guy Has Cheese […]

    How To Find Cheese In Japan

    Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

    I love cheese. I’d eat it everyday if I could. Back home, cheese was something I ate often. Not only did I eat it often, but the local grocery stores had a huge selection of different cheeses for me to devour. When I came to Japan, I found the situation to be quite different. Full […]