Last update on : December 1, 2016


Service & Fees

 

I provide services to help people outside Japan to purchase goods from Japan.

 

Fee structure

Total of your purchase Rate
1 – 5,000yen 1,000yen
5,001 – 50,000yen 20%

Use paypal for the payment. The payment will be in Japanese YEN.

Please note that all the fee such as paypal fee, shipping and bank fee will be asked you to pay.

Please kindly note that for those auction sites such as Yahuoku and mbok,
I ask fees separately from sellers.

 

ex) If you buy 2 items from 2 different sellers, and the item are lower than 5,000yen,
your fee would be 1,000 * 2 = 2,000yen.

This is because I would need to send messages and send money separately to the seller.
On the Japanese auction sites those processes are not automated so the seller and buyer need to write back and forth several time. So if you can find a seller with many items you want, you can save your fee.

On the other hand, on if you buy stuffs from Amazon market place (Amazon’s second handed items),
I only charge 100yen from the second seller (for the first seller it always stays at 1,000yen), since on Amazon, those processes are automated and what I do is open and check the parcel I received and repack it.

All the necessary fee to purchase the goods such as the shipping, bank fees are asked you to pay.

For purchases from Yahuoku (Yahoo Auction Japan), the purchase from the same seller in certain period (if you tell me to bid on your order) will be considered as one purchase.

For the international shipping refer this page for your reference or feel free to contact me if there are any questions.
If there are someone who recommended my service to you, let me know who that was if that is not a trouble so I can
thank that person when I get the chance (^-^).
(If you leave the comment at the bottom of this page, it will work too. Sometimes email sent back from me ended up
in your spam box so leaving a comment here seems to prevent that happens.)
The economic air (SAL) would be the cheapest with speed if the service is available to your country.

 

H!P FC goods purchase

Total of your purchase Rate
1 – 5,000yen 1,000yen
5,001 – 50,000yen 20%

For H!P fan club goods purchase, the necessary fee besides my fee is shipping and bank fee and it will be
850yen (if you are buying only one item) or 1,100yen (if you are buying more than one item).

When the Goods name on the table is different, the orders need to be placed separately so the fee will be separate as well.

Please note that for the FC goods, it usually takes a couple of months to be delivered.

 

You can contact me from my facebook page as well or see the feedbacks.

 

Ticket booking

For ticket booking, I have different rate since the work I do is different.
If the ticket can be bought from an online site with no special steps the rate will be the same with other stuffs which is 20%.

For the pre-order that we do not know if we win it or not and the ticket booking requires phone calls or going to an actual shop such as convenience store would be different.

Situation Rate Else
Ticket pre-order via
ticket booking site or
fan club site.
1,000yen We do not know if we win or not.
The 1,000yen will not be returned even if we did not win.
Ticket booking
requires phone calls or going to a store
1,500yen Both phone calls and convenience store need to make action at a certain time of a certain day.
The phone calls, I will need to pay the phone bill.If there are a choice to go to a convenience store for booking I will try to go there to book since it has more chance to grab the ticket from my experience.
There are concerts that only allow booking via phone for the first 10 some hours.

 

Translation

My translation service is mainly for short personal letters to your friend or idol.
For English into Japanese, minimum charge 1,000yen (up to 90 words).
For 1-5 pages (180 words are counted as 1 page) translation, hand me the material at least 8 days prior to your due.
If it is less time then I will ask 1,000yen or 20~50% additional fee for the priority translation depending on the situation. If the content involves technical terms, I will also ask additional fee since there will be research needed
along with the translation.
If there are too many orders at the time, I may not be able to take it so please kindly note that.

The first 90 words I ask 1,000yen, however the charge will be per word so if your letter is 200 words then the total will be 2,222yen.

English words Rate
180 words
2,000yen

I worked as a translator for 5 years on my 20s and published a book in 1998.

 

Special shipping services

I usually use international shipping services provided by Japan Post.
On your request, I will handle with services such as DHL and FedEx.
With those services, I will need to make some documents and use pick up service unlike with Japan Post, so I will ask 2,000yen for the handling fee.

 

List of popular sites

If you want to check out the popular Japanese sites that people often buy from, here are the list.

  • Yahuoku (old name : Yahoo! Auction Japan) — Japan No.1 auction site
  • mbok — Can be said Japan No.2 auction site
  • Amazon.co.jp — World famous Amazon.com Japan version
  • Wanibooks Special Edition (former Wanibooks Online) — famous for photo books with special extra such as autograph
  • mu-mo shop — Variety of official goods and stuffs of Japanese musicians
  • cd japan — A site provides Japanese stuffs internationally
  • e-LineUP! — Upfront Agency online shop (H!P related)
  • Hello! Project Official Web Store — H!P official shop
  • H!P fan club — Hello! Project fan club site
    since I have a membership, I can help you buy FC official stuffs if you like
    you can leave the comment if you are interested.
  • ASMART — A cool site with bunch of J-pop idols and artists good!!
  • 7 net shopping — Many kind of goods including idol, anime, Disney, Pokemon etc.
  • VAP — Variety of goods on music, anime etc.
  • MachineGuns — A shop with strength on toy, figure, gachas.
  • Disney store — Disney online store.
  • Premium Bandai — Bandai official online store for kids through adult.
  • LaLaBit Market — Bandai Character item online store
  • Happinet Online — Another Bandai online store.
  • Sanrio — Cute character shop such as Hello! Kitty, My Melody
  • e-Plus — One of the most popular online ticket shop.
  • Ticket Pia — One of the most popular online ticket shop.
  • Lawson ticket — Lawson ticket selling site
  • Ticket Ryutsu — Ticket reselling site
  • UNIVERSAL MUSIC STORE — CD, DVD and other music related item shop
  • Dengekiya — Game, application, manga and amine online shop
  • Book Off Online — Online shop of a well known Japanese second handed books and CDs etc chain “Book Off”
  • Surugaya — Secondhanded shop for CD, DVD, book and all the other things
  • MUVUS — Music & entertainment online store deals artists’ fan club and event related extra along with the original product
  • XiDEA — Online shop for XiDEA related artist goods
  • MORA — Music download site

The list above is just for your reference and it is not that I can only buy stuffs from above sites ;)!!
I can buy things almost anything out there online and forward them to you, so feel free to let me know!
For those need to be done actual shopping at a real store need to talk first and if I can do it.

 

Shopping at actual shops

I mainly help with shops online but can help with actual shop if you like.
I ask 1,500yen minimum fee + transport fare.
Need to talk on this one if you want.
Minimum fee & transport fare differs depends on where I am doing.
I am currently living in Hiroshima, Japan for your reference.

 

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30 thoughts on “Service & Fees

    1. nozomi Post author

      Thanks! I sent you an email so please check!
      If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam as well since the international email sadly tends to go in to the spam.
      Thank you!

      Reply
    1. nozomi Post author

      Hi Ricardo.
      I will ask people to pay in Japanese Yen via paypal.
      Where are you from? That total excluding the international shipping is
      6,256yen. The international shipping differs on your shipping preference. Will send an excel to your facebook account with calculation details ;).

      Reply
  1. ricardo

    Hi again! I’m in Guatemala city, central america, but here at our country we have to use local stores who provide to us (customers ) p.o.box, services to buy international stuff. Because the local mail is not very reliable.
    So I use this local store, “OtakuStore” https://www.facebook.com/otakustoregt?fref=ts which is a local store near where I live, here at Guatemala, and they provide a online service to buy stuff, by p.o.box service. They provide the address where the customer have to send by amazon or ebay whatever the customer bought , and they deliver to here, guatemala.

    So Do You think You can send the item that I want to the p.o.box of this store?
    remeber the item is this=
    http://www.asmart.jp/Form/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?shop=0&cat=&swrd=%EF%BC%A2%EF%BC%A1%EF%BC%A2%EF%BC%B9%EF%BC%AD%EF%BC%A5%EF%BC%B4%EF%BC%A1%EF%BC%AC&pid=10007651&vid=

    and it has to be XL size

    here is the addres of the p.o.box

    ************
    ************
    ************

    to this address how much is the total to pay?…. thanks

    ….. this is the first time that i will use paypal, so I hope my paypal account cant pay in yen money!

    Reply
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    1. nozomi Post author

      Oh hey hey! Thank you so much for the comment!!
      It is cool that you can tag your blog post in my comment. Arigato ne :D!! Kiitos!

      Reply
      1. ricardo

        hi again Nozomi! I have not decided yet to buy the BabyMetal T-shirt, because You didn’t tell me if you can send me the stuff to the p.o.box that I send you!…
        The P.o.box address is not my home address, is and address given by a local service that I will hire if I’ll buy the stuff, so the address is at miami florida USA, but I live in guatemala central america.
        I hope is not confusing for You. 🙂
        So what I need is that You tell me if you can send the t-shirt to the address I send previously, which is a P.o.box at miami florida. ok?

        Reply
        1. nozomi Post author

          Hey Ricardo :D!
          As I checked my message box on facebook page, I seemed to reply to you on December 29th that I can :). Will you check your facebook PM?
          I have replied to you Jan 2nd also about the shipping cost. Thanks!

          Reply
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    1. nozomi Post author

      Ah~ kittos JM :D! Haha not sure if you are comfortable writing your name here so ;).
      Your blog cover is really neat! I noticed the photo on the page top changes every time I refresh the page :o!!!!! Kakkoii!

      Reply
    1. nozomi Post author

      Thank you for your message Debanhi. I will reply to your email address from now. Please check!

      Reply
    1. nozomi Post author

      Hello Kaite!
      I just sent you an email with title “Katie from Nozomi (PandoraHearts order)” with the total and details.
      The international emails tend to end up in spam folder so please check the spam folder if you do not see it in your Inbox. Thanks!
      Will wait for your reply ;)!!
      xoxo

      Reply
  4. ali

    Hi! i’m just wondering if you could help me check if the solo version DVD of the members for ‘Morning Musume Spring Tour Gradation’ will be sold in FC? If yes, could you please help me purchase it.

    Reply
    1. nozomi Post author

      Hi there!
      I just sent the reply to your email address titled “‘Morning Musume Spring Tour Gradation’ Solo DVD”. Please check!

      Oh well, in case if the email does not go through, will just copy the contents here also.


      Hello ali,

      As I checked the current FC items, there are no DVDs from ‘Morning Musume Spring Tour Gradation’.
      I assume FC is the right place for those DVDs though.

      If you email me and check what is on sale at the beginning of every month,
      I can send you the list of the goods available on the FC, so email me to this address
      ******** (just hiding this part on the Internet!!)
      the beginning of next month. If those DVDs are not yet sold then, then email me again the next month :).

      OK! Hope this email will find you safely.

      I am middle of a job training right now, so my reply is a bit slower than usual.
      Please kindly note that m(_ _)m.

      OK! Thanks!
      xoxo

      Reply
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  6. irene

    Dear Nozomi, I’m from Italy. Josh Mosby recommended your website to me about concert tickets purchases. Since I’m coming to tokyo during the morning musume spring tour concert in tokyo, I was wondering how everything works? I’m new to this and would really appriciate if you could explain your procedures?

    Reply
  7. Clarissa

    Hi, I’ve been meaning to get into Arashi’s fan club for a while and I’m wondering whether you are able to help me on that. If you do, may i know how much are you charging? And whether you are able to help with the ticket balloting when it’s available.

    Hope you can help 🙂 thanks a lot!

    Reply
    1. Anything About Japan Post author

      Hi there Clarissa
      Thank you for your comment.
      I can help you join Arashi fan club. The fee is 6,080yen (5,000yen is the annual fee for the FC and 80yen is the bank fee, 1,000yen is my fee).
      I have not done ticket balloting for Johnny’s, but believe I can figure out how when it comes.
      Message me again if you are OK with above condition. Thanks!

      Reply
  8. EmilyH

    Hello Nozomi,
    Just wanted to reach out as I sent an email in regards to purchasing a few tickets! 🙂 Please let me know the best way to contact you.

    Thank you!!

    Reply
    1. Anything About Japan Post author

      Hello Emily,

      Thanks for your message. I just replied to your email (to your gmail address).
      Sometimes, the international emails ended up in spam mail box, so if you do not see it in Inbox folder, please check the spam folder too.
      Thanks! I will wait for your reply.
      xoxo

      Reply
  9. Anthony

    Hi Nozomi,
    Wondering if you still accept ticket booking request?
    I’d like to join ticket balloting of Nogiaka46, I don’t know if you could help me on that because the lottery is only open to their mobile fan club members.
    Waiting for your reply, thanks!

    Anthony

    Reply
    1. Anything About Japan Post author

      Hello Anthony,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      I still help ticket booking but Nogizaka46, I won’t be able to help unless you have a Japanese phone that I can use for it.
      Hole you will find other help.
      xoxo
      Nozomi

      Reply
  10. Laurah

    Hello nozomi, i am looking into purchasing tickets to morning musume17 autumn tour for the miyagi show october 9th. Is this something you would be able to help with. Thank you so much!

    Also what is the best way to travel to miyagi from hatsudai where we may be staying.

    Laurah

    Reply
    1. Anything About Japan Post author

      Hi there Laurah,

      Thank you for your inquiry.
      I can help you with the ticket however, the tickets are not on sale yet (seems August 26th on the usual ticket sale’s site).
      If you contact me again before the date, I can try to grab tickets for you.

      For traveling to Miyagi, this is the popular site you can use.
      http://www.hyperdia.com/en/
      What I briefly checked, go to Tokyo station from Hatsudai and take Shinkansen to Sendai and change train there to 榴ヶ岡 (Tsutsujigaoka) seems to be the best way.

      Reply

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