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3/22 - Donations to Tsunami Relief Funds

Our office is located in Hanamaki, Iwate. Aside from continuing fuel shortages and a lack of deliveries to our area, things are getting back to normal here. Of course that is superficial, as just about everyone here has friends or family that live on the coast 50 miles to our east. There, thousands still reside [...]

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3/15 - Earthquake update

We have regained electricity, but gasoline and other fuel remains scarce. While we have enough food for the short term, we remain cut off from the rest of Japan and basically immobilized without gasoline to drive anywhere. Of course we are very fortunate and wish there was something we could do for the tsunami-stricken coastline [...]

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3/13 - Earthquake aftermath

Our store is located in Iwate Prefecture, very close to the epicenter of the recent earthquake. At this point we have no electricity, little gasoline, and are basically trying to find enough food for the next week. Where we are is cut off from the rest of Japan as of writing. I just managed to [...]

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2/22 - smartimports Twitter feed

Follow smartimports on Twitter!  http://twitter.com/#!/smartimports Not to be confused with smartjapanese - the Japanese language kanji puzzles on the right column of our site, the smartimports twitter feed will feature coupon codes and new product announcements. Take a look!

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2/7 - New Casio Japanese Dictionaries out!

Casio's 2011 lineup have all been released and are available for purchase! The most exciting ones are of couse the Casio Ex-Word Dataplus6 XD-B10000 and XD-B9800. We haven't added all of the 2011 models to the catalogue as many seem of limited interest to non-Japanese. But if there's one you'd like to buy that we [...]

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1/17 - Casio 2011 Series

Casio has finally announced their new line of 2011 Electronic Dictionaries. They will be released in early February and will replace the current XD-A series. Intuitively enough, the 2011 series all start with XD-B (XD-B10000, etc.). We'll add them to our catalog soon and they'll be available the moment they are released by Casio.  This time [...]

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12/30 - Holiday Hours

The New Year's (O-Shogatsu) holidays in Japan are the most important of the entire year. For the festivities we will be unable to ship out any products on Friday, January 31st and Monday, January 3rd. Shipments will resume on Tuesday the 4th. We will also be unavailable by phone during this time though some email [...]

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12/15 - Blu-ray Sales

We're marking down a number of Blu-ray items for the end of the 2010. Here are a few deals: Mitsubishi (Verbatim) BD-R DL 2x 5-pack: $29 Victor-JVC BD-R DL 4x 10-pack: $52.95 Verbatim BD-R DL 4x 5-pack: $29.95 Verbatim BD-R DL 4x 10-pack: $52.95   There are tons of great deals available now at Smartimports.net on both Blu-ray and other items!

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10/26 - BD-R XL In Stock!

We've added to the catalog three varieties of Triple-layer 100GB Blu-ray Discs! There are three single disc packs available from Sharp, Panasonic, and TDK. All of them are made in Japan and of excellent quality!

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10/15 - Panasonic 3D Glasses

Over the last 10 days we've received an unexpected flood of orders for the Panasonic 3D Glasses. This initially caused some delays as we rushed to restock our immediately insufficient supply. We have now gotten a very large shipment of them in all varieties and are again shipping them out immediately. We sincerely apologize for [...]

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