CDs from Japan

It doesn’t happen often but the CDs delivered by DHL had cracked cases. They arrived in a paper pouch packaged. The ones delivered in the thin cardboard box were okay.

Mariya Takeuchi & Tatsuro Yamashita

These pictures were from October 2018 that I didn’t post. They make a great husband and wife team!

Purchased iTunes card at Japan Codes

I purchased 10,000 yen iTunes cards from Japan Codes for $90. That’s the lowest price I’ve paid so far. I tried purchasing last week but they were out of stock. I got my redeem codes instantly from the site. Looks like they only accept Paypal for now.

Japan Codes 10,000 JPY iTunes Card Price
Date $
07/13/17 89.99
06/27/16 110.47
04/04/15 95.90
02/03/15 98.99
06/18/14 128.99
10/15/13 125.99
05/05/13 123.99
01/15/13 140.99
12/06/12 135.99
10/26/12 135.99

Yagami Junko’s Golden Best

I discovered Junko’s Kashimiya no Hohoemi (Cashmere’s Smile) on Tumbler and loved it! I wanted the original album but it’s too expensive so I purchased Junko’s Golden Best instead. It also includes this song.

Now I know why these songs sound alike

Bananarama’s, I Heard A Rumor, used to be one of my favorite songs so I noticed similarities when I first heard Meiko Nakahara’s, Dance In The Memories. It shares the same style although slightly different melody. Then I heard Yoko Nagayama’s, GIVE ME UP. It also reminded me of I Heard A Rumor and I’m thinking these songs are copying it. It turns out all these songs sample Michael Fortunati’s, Give Me Up. I’ve never heard of him because the song wasn’t released in the U.S.

Anime has some great songs. I wouldn’t have discovered these other songs without watching Ranma ½.

Japan Codes

Good news and bad news. The good news is Japan Codes sent my iTunes card instantly with my purchase. The bad news is the price for a ¥10,000 went up to $110 dollars from last year. I paid $91 dollars last year.

CDs from Japan