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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40 Comments

Rick · May 28, 2014 at 7:10 am

I was referred to your blog from stage48.net. I am interested in AKB48 goods from 7netshop and AKB48 shop.

    nozomi · May 28, 2014 at 7:41 am

    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!

Clara · August 7, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Hi,
I am interested in goodies from e-line Up! ^-^

ricardo · December 30, 2014 at 3:17 am

hi! I sent You a message by facebook. this is the tshirt that I want from asmart, and from babymetal.
here is the link:

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=

how much is in american dollar to send it ? thanks

    nozomi · December 30, 2014 at 6:11 am

    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 ;).

ricardo · December 30, 2014 at 6:21 pm

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!

Debanhi · June 8, 2015 at 3:55 am

I would like to know if you can get me an order frome-LineUP! and the approximate for the shipping costs, I’m from Mexico, this are the goods I’ll like to order:

http://www.e-lineup.com/shopdetail/000000005199/ct24/page5/order/
http://www.e-lineup.com/shopdetail/000000005205/ct24/page5/order/
http://www.e-lineup.com/shopdetail/000000005733/ct24/page1/order/
http://www.e-lineup.com/shopdetail/000000005865/ct8/page1/order/

Thanks for the help

    nozomi · June 9, 2015 at 8:10 am

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

Katie · June 25, 2015 at 3:13 am

Hello! i was interested in buying this product http://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/SE_E0233.html?_ga=1.235887496.885863610.1398693633 but sadly international shipping is not available as far as i can tell! I am curious how much it would cost for you to buy and ship it to me? thank you!

    nozomi · June 26, 2015 at 4:26 am

    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

ali · July 18, 2015 at 8:26 pm

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.

    nozomi · July 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    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

irene · January 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm

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?

Clarissa · March 3, 2017 at 1:56 am

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!

    Anything About Japan · March 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    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!

EmilyH · May 12, 2017 at 2:25 am

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!!

    Anything About Japan · May 12, 2017 at 10:26 am

    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

Anthony · July 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm

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

    Anything About Japan · July 4, 2017 at 3:17 am

    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

Laurah · July 8, 2017 at 9:18 pm

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

    Anything About Japan · July 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

    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.

      Laurah · July 10, 2017 at 2:07 am

      Thank you so much 🙂

      I will contact you again closer to the sale date.
      I am very excited!

      Laurah.

Luis · December 3, 2017 at 6:43 am

Hello Nozomi, i’d like to know how much it would be for me to get a live venue only CD

    Anything About Japan · December 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Hello Luis,

    For a live venue only CD, if I can find on auction site then it is 20% of the price or 1000yen if the price is lower than 5,000yen.
    May I know what CD you are looking for please?

Katie · February 25, 2018 at 9:35 pm

Hello! I was interested in buying tickets for Amazarashi for their concert on June 6th in sapporo (I think from this website http://l-tike.com/order/?gLcode=11675&gPfKey=20171017000000229401&gEntryMthd=01&gScheduleNo=1&gCarrierCd=01&gPfName=amazarashi&gBaseVenueCd=12401&version=SP) and I don’t think they allow buying from outside Japan since to sign up on the website, you need a japanese address. I was wondering if you could help me with this and what the charge would be? Also are the tickets digital or would they need to be shipped?
Thank you very much

    Anything About Japan · February 26, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Hi! Just replied to your mail. Please check :).

Fiona · May 30, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Hello Nozomi! I’m interested in buying a ticket for a stage play (https://www.onlyyou-stage.com), and I think tickets can be booked via telephone from 9th June. Would you be able to help me with the purchase? It would be great if you could let me know the overall estimate (for the S-Class seats on 13Jul, 14:30pm) and process. Thank you! 🙂

    Anything About Japan · May 30, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Hello Fiona :).
    Thank you for your message. I will be happy to help you.
    I think trying to get the ticket at convenience store on the sales day will be most likely to get the ticket so the fee for trying to get the ticket will be 1,500yen.
    This 1,500yen will not be refunded even if I could not get the ticket (sometimes tickets sold out in a few minutes so).

    I will send an email with excel file with calculation details after writing this comment, so please check ;)!

Ong · June 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Hello Nozomi,
I wonder if you can help me to join the 東方神起 fanclub using my own name? And then help to enter the ticket balloting later?
Thank you.

    Anything About Japan · June 17, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Hello Ong,
    I haven’t done any 東方神起 fanclub ticket balloting before though, believe I can help!
    Will send an email to your gmail address right after this ;)!
    xoxo

Pauline · July 29, 2018 at 7:20 pm

Hello, Nozomi! I am interested in inquiring about your ticket purchasing services for a concert early next year, but could not find your e-mail address. I sent a personal message via Facebook instead. Hoping to hear from you soon. Cheers, and all the best!

    Anything About Japan · August 2, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Pauline.
    Sent reply to your email address. Thanks!

nozomi · March 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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!

ricardo · March 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

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?

nozomi · March 7, 2015 at 2:29 am

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!

nozomi · March 25, 2015 at 11:56 pm

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!

nozomi · October 7, 2015 at 12:59 am

Thank you as always Morningtime~~~~~~ (^3^)/~~ <3!

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