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Old 11-28-08, 01:29 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-28-08, 01:34 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-28-08, 01:45 PM   #3
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sake sounds good to me.
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Old 11-28-08, 01:54 PM   #5
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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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Old 11-28-08, 03:30 PM   #8
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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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Old 11-28-08, 03:37 PM   #11
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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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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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Old 11-28-08, 05:50 PM   #13
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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.
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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Old 11-28-08, 06:06 PM   #14
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Bring back the latest Murakami novel. It's coming out in Japan next year.
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Old 11-28-08, 06:14 PM   #15
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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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Old 11-28-08, 07:23 PM   #19
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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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Bring back the latest Murakami novel. It's coming out in Japan next year.
Ryu or Haruki?
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Old 11-28-08, 07:48 PM   #21
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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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Bring back some Yoku Moku.
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