Category Archives: Basic

Articles on basic to use YAJ such as a usage on translation site, buttons on YAJ etc

Changing order of the result

Updated on : March 27, 2013

Hello everyone!

How are you doing? I am still having a cold. * sob *
Need your prayer~~~.

Seems Yahoo Auction Japan changed its name to “Yafuoku” instead of Yahoo Auction :D.

“Yafuoku” has been a ordinary name for us Japanese for a long time though, since we tend to shorten words but putting 2 words together like that.

Today, let’s talk about how to change order of the result you got.

For example, if you put “モーニング娘 CD (Morning Musume CD)” as the keywords, you will get something like this below.

Where you want to check is where the red circle is.

If you press the listing arrow in the red square, you will be shown this list.


Normally 「人気+新着順」 (“Popularity + newly updated”) is selected for the listing order.

However, what many people are interested to see is cheap ones or something right?

If you want to see the cheap one first then choose the very top one on the above picture saying

価格の安い順. That will re-list the result cheaper ones first.

Here below is the list of the menu from the top to down.

価格の安い順                       Cheaper first
価格の高い順                       Expensive first
入札の多い順                       More bidders first
入札の少ない順                   Few bidders first
残り時間の少ない順            End sooner first
残り時間の長い順                End later first
即決価格の安い順              Cheaper Buy It Now first
即決価格の高い順              More expensive Buy It Now first
キーワードマッチ順             Better matching keyword first
新着順                                   Newly listed first
人気+新着順                      Popularity + newly listed first

Also as a default the result shown 20 per page. You can change that to 50 or 100 at the listing menu with arrow on the first screen shot :D.

Hope the info will help~~~~!

This is the sakura (cherry blossom) picture I took 2 days ago.

There is a very famous sakura spot only 2 minutes walk from my apartment. It is starting to bloom and having more bloom everyday. I need to get better and have Hanami (sakura viewing) while sakura is there~~~~~~~!


Finding right keyword in Japanese

Updated on : March 23, 2013

I noticed that my first post “OR option on searching YAJ” could be a bit advanced for some of the people from messages from my friends.

Having no trouble reading Japanese as a Japanese, it tends to happen (^^;.
Thank you Kate and Cookie for your advice!

So, today I will write more basic stuffs, how to find the right keyword when you are searching on YAJ.

The google translate site can be a wonderful tool to use when you find keyword.

Go to the google translate, and set the translate into language (where the red square and the arrow in the picture) as Japanese if it is not set as is.


Then in the space under the source language (where the red square under “English” in the picture), write the keyword you would want to know in Japanese.

I tried following 9 keywords “photo”, “DVD“, “CD“, “posters”, “pinups”, “shirts“, “T-shirts”, “box”, “key chains“, “signed items” and got almost everything right.

I will list the translation for the above keywords here below.

photo                     写真
DVD                         DVD
CD                             CD
poster                     ポスター
pinups                     ピンナップ
shirts                       シャツ
T-shirts                 Tシャツ
box                           box
key chains             キーホルダー
signed (items)     サイン入り

If you have other keywords you would want to have listed here, let me know, I will just add them here ;).

For those last 3 keywords “box” “key chains” and “signed (items)” they are not the result of the google translation, since this one above will come out with better (more) result on YAJ.