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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #840 on: May 15, 2020, 08:38:47 PM »
Nice. Yes it works. Just needed the full name for it to trigger on Google Maps.

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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #841 on: May 15, 2020, 09:39:06 PM »
Livin the good life. Not that this youtube fella owns it of course.


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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #842 on: October 21, 2020, 03:58:30 AM »
A bit random but does anyone have any recs for a nice Hanafuda game set ?

I see Nintendo has one that is apparently the standard for entry level...
Possibly thinking of this as a gift for someone who loves Japan (and Zelda and the big N.

Would probably buy one for myself too, so please submit ones that looks nice without breaking the bank. I like the traditional style illustration but something modernized could be good too.
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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #843 on: October 31, 2020, 11:17:09 AM »
I guess no one has opinions on Hanafuda, so let me drop some Japanese house music :

Écouter David Clark's Japanese House Classics (デビッド・クラーク - ハウスミュージッククラシック) (November 2019) par David Clark sur #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/LAvu

And this compilation of Shinichiro Yokota
Écouter SOVFE001 Shinichiro Yokota - Ultimate Yokota 1991 - 2019, un album par Sound Of Vast sur #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/gJev
(Fuck it's samples only)

I'd like to find more Japanese hip hop and house artists but most Japanese labels seem really tight fisted with their release on SoundCloud, only uploading samples and such.

Otherwise while looking for Hanafuda sets I found this great playing cards hybrid set (can be used as a regular set or an Hanafuda one). Sadly not available at the moment, it gets infrequently sold on Etsy out of Osaka. If anyone know where I could maybe get a set of those from a Japanese site...

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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #844 on: November 01, 2020, 01:28:38 AM »
I don't understand. These are sold through Etsy, but only occasionally?

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« Reply #845 on: November 01, 2020, 04:00:46 AM »
I don't understand. These are sold through Etsy, but only occasionally?

The listing came up at least twice from what I gather from Reddit. But it's not a regular occurrence. I don't know why, maybe they only do small printing runs or it's one vendor (and not the manufacturer) doing it from time to time.  Haven't been able to track the maker(s) of those to see if I could just order directly. Didn't find it on Amazon either.

Edit :
This is the listing.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/nishikie
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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #846 on: November 01, 2020, 08:01:44 AM »
Found the Japanese store... I think ?
https://nishikie.stores.jp/?category_id=59326218428f2d5c9b01085a

Not sure they ship outside Japan on that platform.
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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #847 on: November 01, 2020, 08:53:16 PM »
Found the Japanese store... I think ?
https://nishikie.stores.jp/?category_id=59326218428f2d5c9b01085a

Not sure they ship outside Japan on that platform.

They do not have a field for entering your country, so my assumption is they will not ship abroad. Normally, I would offer to help, but shipping packages from Japan is unreliable currently. They are allowing regular envelope mail to go out, but not packages.

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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #848 on: November 02, 2020, 12:58:28 AM »
I used White Rabbit Express as a proxy service for something during Japan Post's restrictions. Eventually I just got them to switch to DHL postage since nothing budged with JP. Would recommend the proxy for their great customer service and the fees were insignificant. DHL wasn't cheap though.

Keep in mind though that if domestic postage isn't free one is also paying for that (in my case it was free so I only paid postage outbound). Nice thing is they handle the entire purchase on your behalf so all you do is tell them what you want.

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« Reply #849 on: November 02, 2020, 02:22:17 AM »
Thanks to you both !
I ordered one thing from Japan this year but the vendor who used the Japan Post service switched to DHL for free during that time. I'll take a look at White Rabbit Express, even if planning for a future purchase (and others, this might certainly be handy).

His card sets seem fairly popular and that's the sort of stuff you print in bulk, I'm hopeful it will still be there when some normalcy is resumed... Some time in 2021 (?). Was hoping to maybe buy this for a present this December but we'll see...

I'm sure I can get a classic Hanafuda set from Amazon meanwhile, maybe even one with additional markings to help non Japanese players unfamiliar with the game.
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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #851 on: November 18, 2020, 11:58:30 PM »


Always fascinating to see various population shifts and the reasons behind them.

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« Reply #852 on: November 19, 2020, 07:35:37 AM »


Always fascinating to see various population shifts and the reasons behind them.

I would happily move back to my wife's hometown if I could at this point- besides less people/corona risk, it's nice and peaceful, super-quiet, and super fast Internets is a thing even out there, so I'd be good, lol.

And woah, that Byron Nagy guy (the farmer) was a speaker at a JET event I went to years back.  He was a job recruiter.  Guess that industry is facing some tough times right now.
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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #853 on: November 19, 2020, 08:30:28 PM »
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201118/p2a/00m/0na/016000c

Japanese government bit in the ass by poorly considered plan, film at 11.

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« Reply #854 on: November 20, 2020, 11:07:10 AM »
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201118/p2a/00m/0na/016000c

Japanese government bit in the ass by poorly considered plan, film at 11.
The UK had a 50% off on restaurant bills scheme, with predictable results. Just give them the fucking stimulus.

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Re: The Japan Thread
« Reply #855 on: Today at 08:53:15 PM »
Just weebing out (this could have been me if the pandemic didn't happen  :'()