Thursday, March 04, 2004

So, I just discovered something bad. I mean, dangerously bad. This could potentially be problematic for others, too, unless they already know about this. Either way, I'm spreadin' the joy.

Tonight, I was up to the usual - looking for porn. I was trying to find pictures of Mizutani Sakura. As often happens when I'm making such searches, I came across a photobook of her on Of course, Amazon Japan is almost entirely in Japanese, and the handful of chicken scratch that I can comprehend is not helpful.

There's a button you can click on a product's page which turns on about five words worth of English. Well, I don't know if it's because I was trying something different when I did this in the past or if they just got their shit together, but it's now pretty easy to order stuff in English. Fuck.

There are, of course, still issues. First, you've gotta be able to find things. This isn't too terribly difficult if you can somehow find the Japanese somewhere online and then bust out copy and paste. Unless of course if there's already some English in whatever the hell you're looking for. Then, there's shipping. Expensive Method of Shipping (EMS) is available, which means you can potentially order one thing and pay more to have the item shipped than you're paying for the item itself. Of course, you can run with a cheaper shipping option, but I have neither the patience nor the stomach for that. In the end, these are not not huge show-stopper issues.

I haven't bought anything yet, but this is not good.

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