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U.S. - Yes! Canada - Ah, well...



I wanted to post an update regarding the state of international shipping from Japan. Shipments to the United States are largely back to normal. The insured EMS express is available again, and UPS services are also running smoothly. The problem is Canada. At present- the only way we can ship to Canada is uninsured airmail with no tracking. Japan Post is not offering the standard EMS service, UPS and Fedex will not ship to individual customers (only businesses) and other services are prohibitively expensive - say $400 to ship something that would usually cost $20 to ship.

Hopefully this will all get back to normal soon. We'll see!

12/30 - COVID update

Happy Holidays!It's been a tough period for all of us I think. Warmest wishes going out to everyone.Japan Post is blocking shipments to a number of countries, and the type of shipments allowed and countries to which they can be made is very fluid right now, so even if I posted a list here it [...]

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12/2 Winter is here

Hello!Thanks for visiting and taking the time to checkout the blog!If you're interested in hiking in Japan or other outdoor activities in northern Japan, take a moment and checkout our Youtube channel, GoNorth Japan!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk6dFlJNNJMljNg2-56piUw/featuredThanks!W. Q. Faris

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7/7 - Tanabata

Hello!Summer is in full swing in north Japan and the Tanabata Festival is today. From our little group here, may all your wishes come true!William Farissmartimports.net

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4/22 Spring is here?

Hello! Just for fun we thought we'd share a video we made hiking in the spring snow of northern Japan! It has nothing to do with the shop, but shows off the beautiful area where we are located!

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10/15 - Limited Edition Realforce R2 87-key Speedy Silent

Autumn has arrived! And with it we've got the new PFU Limited Edition Realforce R2 87-key Speedy and Silent model. It comes in white (or "ivory" actually with some grey keys) or black, and features all 45g keys with the same silent feature as the HHKB Type-S series. Customizable LED lights are also a nice [...]

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6/28 - New HHKB Transporter

A new official HHKB case has been released! Take a look at this beauty!http://www.smartimports.net/pfu-hhkb-pro-keyboard-transporter-case/

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5/10 - Youtube post from France, etc.

Hello!A Youtuber from France bought one of our HHKB Pro2s and posted a review (in French). Take a look!We've also lowered some prices on keyboard and audio goods a bit, and and are getting into the spring swing. Hope everyone is enjoying themselves this May!William Fariswww.smartimports.net

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3/31 - Seiko SARB-17 in stock again

Hello!Apologies for running out of the Seiko SARB017 this month. We now have more in stock, though if last month is anything to go by, they will disappear quickly!At your service,William Fariswww.smartimports.net

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1/5 - Acrolink update

Hello again!Just a quick note to mention that the long popular Acrolink 7N-P4030II was retired by Acrolink and replaced with the new 7N-P4040 cable. The details of this this improved product are here:http://www.smartimports.net/acrolink-7n-p4040f-7n-...And in Japanese here:http://www.acrolink.jp/products/7n_p4040f.htmlWilliam

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