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Shopping in Japan:
By Tai Dirkse on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 10:48 am:
Online Shopping in Japan. Where do people expats/forgieners in Japan shop online?
Ofcourse there is the: www.amazon.co.jp
My company just opened up an online store: www.solad.co.jp please check it out
By Ruchika Vemuri on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 - 5:04 pm:
have you tried foreign buyers club? there are many more regional suppliers also liek for kosher food or indian food or thai stuff and so on.
By Cathy Edwards on Monday, September 5, 2005 - 8:10 pm:
Does anyone know of a messenger company within Tokyo, for sending small parcels, that has an online booking service in English or English speaking operators?
By Nancy on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 12:09 am:
Cathy, the post office has pretty competitive rates on parcels and you can make the arrangements for pick up by contacting the English language help line. The telephone number is 03-3560-1139. The driver will bring the slip and you just need to fill it out, which you can do in English. Although much of the homepage is in English (http://www.post.japanpost.jp/english/service/index.html), the section on parcels is only in Japanese. But some information is visual, including the diagram showing the maximum dimensions and weight of each box. Futher down you will see a blue chart which has the prices. The top row is the total dimension of the package, the column at the left refers to zones. Don't forget to ask about insuring the contents (a basic amount may be included in the courier fee)If you took the parcel to the post office yourself you save a little bit. Hope this helps.
By php2731 on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 3:10 pm:
Could someone please let me know where I could buy or order online fertility supplements like Evening Primrose oil etc. Is anyone aware of any web sites/shopes in japan who sells women fertility herbal supplements.
By de Guzman on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 11:03 pm:
For those of you looking for the
following services in English:
1) Proxy bidding to Japanese auction sites
2) Online shopping support for Japanese online stores
3) Online Shop (JapanToy's own online store)
4) Item find support
Go to Japan Toy: http://www.japantoy.biz
This is an online shop run by a Japanese Ebay
merchant (who of course is residing in Japan) and
supports international shipping.
The shop owner is a reliable Ebay Power Seller which means that your transactions will be safe and hassle-free.
Do not be misled by the name. The store sells a variety of Japanese items (not only toys).
For more on this merchant's credentials, see:
For details on item cost computations, please refer to:
* For proxy-bidding service:
* For item finding support:
* For Japan toy's own online shop:
There are even tips specified in these pages
for saving on the item cost. For example,
*You can save on the commission fee buying several items.
*If you bid on multiple items from same seller (in case of proxy-bidding service),
a single acquisition cost of 1300yen will be charged to cover ALL the items.
By Ruthchan on Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 10:21 pm:
For anyone looking for UK reusable nappies (Tots Bots, Modern Baby, Easy Peasy Nappies), Mooncups and Ella's House cotton sanitary pads, please check out
It is a new site, which also has lots of information about babies and pregnancy as well as a bilingual community and forum.
Please take a look.