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    Japanese Calendars

    Any suggestion with this issue will be appreciated.

    I usually go to the KinoKuniya Bookstore in my area to get my calendars, but this year with school and work I haven't really had the time to go and pick one up. I have read somewhere before that in the Japanese culture that they would stop selling the next year's calendar after a certain date or how many months before.

    And I have experienced that before, I remember a few years back that I decided against buying one knowing that the following week that I'll go to the bookstore again. A week later and boom that booth is gone.

    I know that I can order it online, but at the same time the few sites that I usually shop with I know they pump up the price like gasoline. So I was wondering if anyone can provide me with some good online stores w/ reasonable prices, and for those of you residing in Japan to see if it's reasonable to just have someone buy it for me there and ship it instead of going through an American store.

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    Re: Japanese Calendars

    Amazon.co.jp

    why?

    -They will take major American credit cards.
    -They always charge actual retail price with no markup (if anything, minus a bit).
    -They charge for shipping AT COST (meaning they will not gouge you or charge you importing fees... the price you pay for shipping is what it actually costs to ship).
    -EVERYTHING you buy there (with the exception of the marketplace sellers) is guaranteed to be legit and NEW. All your money goes directly to the folks who made it... not idjits who are reselling 3rd hand stuff to you for 100% markup.
    -they have virtually everything currently in print in Japan (I've never NOT been able to find something there... ocaisionally it's out of print... but the listing still exists and will tell you as much in those cases).

    It's the only site I recommend to people looking to import things from Japan... since most other legit sites won't deal internationally and most of those who will are total crooks looking to exploit people who don't know any better.

    The only disadvantage is that very little of the site is in English (though all of the order forms and search categories can be seen in translation)

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    Re: Japanese Calendars

    Wait are you looking for our type of calenders but from Japan or do you mean Nengō calenders?

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    Re: Japanese Calendars

    Quote Originally Posted by Hassun View Post
    Wait are you looking for our type of calenders but from Japan or do you mean Nengō calenders?
    No no not our type of calendar, but what's Nengo??

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