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    what should I get from Japan?

    A friend of mine is returning to Tokyo to visit family in December. She asked if there was anything I wanted her to bring back. Any tips? I would be interested in bargains mostly.


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    Contrary to popular belief, there really are not any "bargains" out here.
    Since it is seasonal and it is the season for it, I say get some Gorohachi sake. It is a very sweet sake that you can only get during this season.

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    sake sounds good to me.

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    a wife...

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    how much are wives in Japan? Can I get a bargain?

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    Whale meat.
    It's popular there.
    I've heard it's very tasty too.

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    udon noodles.

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    see if they still have those vending machine panties i used to hear about.

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    anything that can be carried easily. if u think u are going to be buying 300$ njs frames, you're wrong.

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    of all places to have a markup on NJS frames, japan i suppose would be the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Understanding View Post
    see if they still have those vending machine panties i used to hear about.
    My brother-in-law says they don't exist anymore.
    I never bothered to ask him how he happened to know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
    anything that can be carried easily. if u think u are going to be buying 300$ njs frames, you're wrong.
    I was thinking something that my friend could carry in her baggage. Toshi straps, for example. But if the price is practically the same as they are in the states, then I guess I'll just ask for that bottle of sake the previous poster recommended.

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    Bring back the latest Murakami novel. It's coming out in Japan next year.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
    steal a kid and make them do your ***** work here in the states, i bet it's better than anything they'd do over there...
    you're an idiot.

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    I'd get some really good sushi.

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    are you going to bring souvenirs for all of us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
    no im a thinker. you asked for ideas and since you can't come up with your own i provided some for you.
    no, I think you're an idiot because of your lack of understanding of Japan. You seem to think it's a third world country of total destitution and no opportunity. You could not be further from the truth. You should spend less time trolling messageboards and more time reading books and talking to strangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uke View Post
    Bring back the latest Murakami novel. It's coming out in Japan next year.
    Ryu or Haruki?

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    shochu, umeshu, japanese microbrews, ume

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    a picture of you with a peace sign and a group of random asian people doing the same, that's super hard to find though...

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    'asian' people in Japan.

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    take lots of pictures of engrish signs.

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    Bring back some Yoku Moku.
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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