Stuff to buy in Japan

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  1. Crescent
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    Hey
    So my friend's in Japan right now because his grandfather died. So he offered to bring something back for me. But I'm not sure what to get and he doesnt know either.
    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to choose? I don't want anything that you can buy here in America, is there something thats only in japan but also really cool at the same time?

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  2. kikuchiyo

    kikuchiyo 大阪に生まれた男

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    Uh everything?

    You can get practically anything you can get in Japan over the internet through sites like jbox.com and stuff.

    You don't say anything about your interests, but I assume you're into games - I'd ask your friend for video game character goods (Mario, Phoenix Wright, etc.) depending on what you are into.
     
  3. tomqman

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    get shit loads of pocky [​IMG]
     
  4. Raisingod

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    Japan is mostly expensive in comprehension to the US so I'll say only get things that you can't get in the US or that are Japanese made.

    Also note that Japan is one of the only countries with dual voltage system so check the voltage ! ( though most parts use 110V and would be OK ).

    And as with every foreign country remember to check if the local standards corospond with your own country ones .
     
  5. Mehdi

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    I'd love to get me one of those super toilets with the sprinkler system and heating.... damn but I guess those are too expensive let alone how messed up it would be if ur friend brought with him a toilet from japan.
     
  6. gratefulbuddy

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    Adult gashapon figures.
     
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    Electronics. The ones in North America are crap, and even the Japanese brands like Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi and such are actually outsourced. I would recommend getting the original Japanese made ones, which are the best quality.
     
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  10. Linkiboy

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    -a non-shitty phone
    -gundam branded condoms
    -japanese candy
    -anything that looks vaguely intersting
     
  11. SavageWaffle

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    Available in Korea. Had one when i visted Korea(grandfather. Not dead but just visit) and well its kinda good. It was ehhh 2005 i think.
     
  12. Twiffles

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    Hmmm. Hentai, video games, clothes, and figurines.... That's what I buy/get. ;;>_>
     
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    Undumped DS game [​IMG]
     
  14. kikuchiyo

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    The auto bidet toliets are awesome. If I end up living in the U.S. I am definitely buying one for my house. But they sell those in the U.S. too.

    You can't buy cellphones here and take them to the U.S.; DoCoMo and au phones won't work in the U.S. (they each might have one international phone that might but I don't think even that will work). Some softbank phones might work though the research I've done on it suggests not.

    American and Japanese voltage is pretty much fine. Most electronics won't have a problem (I say with my American DS and Macbook Pro and Japanese cellphone and DVD player plugged into my desk).

    Japan really isn't that much more expensive - with the yen it's often cheaper. It's even a better deal when you consider that for electronics last year's model drops heavily in price when a new model comes out. Even then, though last year's model is still better than what you can get in the U.S. or Europe. I did this with the Panasonix TZM3 Lumix I just bought to replace my battered American Sony Cybershot.
     
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    No GSM networks in Japan?
     
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    Personally, I'm a sucker for gaming-related plushies and Japan seems to have a ton of 'em...

    Bring back some cool plushies. [​IMG]
     
  17. iffy525

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    Candy. Get lots and lots of candy. Ramune candy is especially good, and so is haichuu. Also get ramune drinks.
     
  18. Crescent
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    hahaha
    candy and food sounds good
    except i can find them in many japanese markets here already
     
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    CDMA and most phones don't use regular SIM cards.


    Cellphone FAQ
     
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    A DonkeyKong dildo. It spins around while beating its chest. [​IMG]