Amazon Japan

Welcome the New Year with a calendar of hunky Japanese farmers 【Pics】

If this is what Japanese farmers look like, you can stick me on a train to the nearest country town.

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Kodansha: Amazon Japan’s Kindle Subscription Service Removes Over 1,000 Titles

Kindle Unlimited service offers titles for monthly fee; Kobunsha also claims removal of 550 titles

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Customer gets an unexpected surprise when Amazon suggests additional items to purchase

Maybe Amazon and Studio Ghibli have a partnership to push a special agenda…

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Amazon Japan responds to man’s tweet about his furry online purchase, internet is in love

An adorable tweet and a playful reply from Amazon has the Japanese net talking about both the cat and Amazon’s customer service.

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New, ultra-poseable figures spark excitement among Japan’s artsy community

These figures will literally bend over backwards to be your new life model. 

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Amazon Japan suddenly begins shipping video games overseas

The world’s largest online retailer is now ready to give import gamers their fix.

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Amazon Japan opens dedicated “Cat Store,” offers more than 26,000 items to pamper your puss with

Never before have there been so many things for your cat to ignore, all under one roof.

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Japanese cosplayer Nekomu Otogi gives fans something that is sure to add a little “bounce” to their day: smartphone cases and mousepads resembling her cleavage.

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Amazon Japan adds regulations for deliveries to prisons, the internet wonders why

You no longer have to bake a file in a cake to get something to your buddy in prison; it seems Amazon Japan will do the delivering for you. Sharp-eyed netizens noticed a peculiar addition to the Help Page on the popular home shopping site titled “About shipping to prisons” and it has us all wondering what events transpired to warrant the new information.

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Customer reviews on Amazon Japan are more priceless than the expensive items they’re about

Usually people search on Amazon to find the best deals, and not to spend a ton of money. But apparently there are people out there with a little too much cash to blow, as you’ll see after reading these hilarious Amazon Japan customer reviews for two ridiculously expensive products. We’re a bit worried for their sanity, but they sure can write some funny reviews!

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No typo here – Amazon Japan offers vicuña wool quilt for just US$674,000!

The vicuña, for those of you had never heard of it before (guilty!), is, according to humanity’s savior Wikipedia, one of two wild South American camelids (you know, llama-like animals) living in the high alpine areas of the Andes. Its coat is said to produce the finest wool in the world. It also happens to be the most expensive for a variety of reasons, including that the animals will starve themselves to death if held in captivity, meaning they cannot be farmed, and shearing wild ones can only be done once every three years, and even then only about three pounds of the animal’s hair can be harvested.

So, I guess that explains why a seller on Amazon Japan was trying to offload what I am sure is a very nice futon quilt for 67,200,000 yen (about US$674K).

But is it worth the price? Well, there’s only one way to find out: time to call accounting for some cash and place an order.

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