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Japanwebshopping.com gets a Spring make-over.

It’s May, the flowers bloom, the birds lay eggs, the smell of fresh green grass tickles your prefrontal cortex….memories from  happy times are triggered and a feeling of nostalgia flows through your body. Life is good.  But May isn’t just a month of memories, it’s also a month of renewal, new wallpapers are chosen, Ikea is busier than ever and websites get a sunny make-over. Japanwebshopping has been sporting a very dark look, yeah we are freaks and we’re proud of it! Problem is that it was maybe a bit too otaku and scared away the casual shopper. We went to work and created a lighter and easier accessible site, while still holding on to our beloved black and gray (that we are great Yohji Yamamoto fans is something that goes without saying).

Let us know what you think about it, your opinion greatly matters to us.

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JWS japanwebshopping website renewal.

Let me first thank you all dear customers/friends who have been putting your trust in our service, without your help we’d all be working for other companies and we wouldn’t enjoy our jobs/lives as much as we do now.

We’ve been  getting the most surprising and unusual requests and thereby expanding our horizon in what you want and we learn what makes our fellow human being tick. Communicating with folks from all around the world has been a challenging at times (we had to bring in a part-time Spanish speaker/translator  and on a rare occasion a Russian translator), but besides  these rare hiccups, chatting with you through Skype/WordPress/mail and Facebook has been a blast.

We also value your input a lot, and a common complain was that our website loaded like snail…our mistake was that we tried to put as much information and connecting links in it as possible, thereby creating a headache for those without high speed internet access.

So we went a bit simpler this time, and changed the look to a more material/metal look. The pages load a bit faster and it’s definitely easier to the eye. Our love for manga and anime are also more present this time around.

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This dark metallic look continues in the separate product pages.

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We still haven’t completed the whole site yet though(especially the Japanese section), but we’re working hard to have it finished before Christmas.

Thank you all so much for your patience and in the meantime we will continue to be the best/safest/cheapest (and most personal) personal shopper for you.

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Cosplay for pets! Dog fashion retailer selling Attack on Titan capes, uniforms

In recent years, it’s become increasingly popular for doting dog-owners in Japan to dress up their pets in little outfits when they head out for a walk. But since their canine companions are already equipped with a natural coat, all doggy fashion is really doggy cosplay, so why not dress your dog up like a member of the cast of smash-hit anime Attack on Titan?

Online dog clothing shop Sniff, which sells its wares through Rakuten’s marketplace, recently unveiled its Attack on Titan Survey Corps cape.

Attack on Titan’s protagonist Eren has now been shown up by Mikasa, Levi, and this adorable pooch.

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Featuring the Wings of Freedom insignia on the back and a stylish hood, the cape actually opens and closes with a Velcro strip along its front, meaning you can have your pet ready to go out scouting for Titans in just seconds.

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The Survey Corps cape is priced at 3,780 yen (US$31.50) and is available in three sizes: small, which measures 28 centimeters (11 inches) around the neck and 13 centimeters in length, medium (30 centimeters neck, 19 centimeters length) and large (40 centimeters neck, 25 centimeters length).

If you feel like your dog would be practically naked wearing just the cape, though, you can also opt for Sniff’s full Survey Corps uniform.

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The more complex design costs 7,344 yen, and is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 21 to 35 centimeters in neck circumference and 22 to 43 centimeters in length.

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Preorders for both outfits are being taken now (cape here, uniform here) with shipment scheduled for early November. The cut-off date for orders is November 4, so don’t delay if you’ve got a dog who loves to sit on your lap as you watch anime.

Source: Rakuten/Sniff (1, 2)

Colossal Titan stars in Tokyo government anti-drug campaign

Anti-drug posters and commercials usually have a way of getting us down. Dark images of despair, death and homelessness rely on realism to get the message across, leaving us with tiny mental scars as a warning to stay away from the dark side and walk on the right side of life.

Here in Japan, though, anti-drug tactics are very different. Instead of scaring citizens, animated images are used to inform and empower people. And when the Tokyo Metropolitan Government enlists the help of the Survey Corps and Colossal Titan to fight the war on drugs, you’ve got a campaign that catches everyone’s interest.

The Tokyo Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health is the brains behind the collaboration, created to build awareness ahead of the upcoming International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.

The highlight of the campaign is a one-minute video starring our favourite characters from “Attack on Titan” caught up in the action and excitement of a battle scene.

Eren, who knows all about the dangers of mind and body transformations, gives a brief overview of dangerous drugs and their negative effects. Dangerous drugs can cause hallucinations and delusions, loss of consciousness, respiratory arrest, and even death.

So take heed when the Colossal Titan appears steaming over the city, displaying a gigantic, cross-armed “batsu” pose, commonly used in Japan to represent “X”, meaning “no” or “not good”.
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Source: IT Media