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x-posted from other comms... sorry for any repeats. I'm a children's… 
3rd-Sep-2010 10:53 pm
x-posted from other comms... sorry for any repeats.

I'm a children's English teacher in Japan. Over the past three years, I have accumulated a lot of great teaching material. Some stuff I made, some I bought. Much of it was brought from the US when I returned from vacation. Last night, someone stole two bags from my car. They contained most the class materials that I use everyday. So of course, I need to replenish my stock. I'm in a bit of a tight spot financially right now, so I need to do it as cheaply as possible.

Might be a long shot, but does anyone know of any websites that ship to Japan at a reasonable price, where I can buy children's games and learning material? For example, I had a Candyland game from America, some ABC flashcards, several Go-Fish games, memory games, that kind of thing. Amazon.co.jp's prices are pretty steep, and their selection of English stuff is limited. I'm particulary bummed about the Candyland game, as I had JUST brought it back from the states...

So yeah... websites that ship to Japan, and sell ENGLISH versions of educational games/etc. and won't cost me an arm and a leg. It is VERY hard to find this stuff at reasonable prices in Japan. I often make my own materials, which is cheaper, but the real deal is usually much sturdier and more appealing to the kiddies.

ありがとう ございます!

(x-posted to a few other comms.)
3rd-Sep-2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
I can't answer your question, but will throw out there that if you have any friends on military bases, they can get stuff shipped at US rates.
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6th-Sep-2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Whoa, hold the phone... free shipping for books??? Damn, even if I can't use it in class, I'm on it! THANKS!
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6th-Sep-2010 05:19 am (UTC)
Toys R Us has mostly stuff in Japanese, which defeats the purpose... and it seems like the Japanese just don't have as many games for kids as we do in the States. Most of their stuff seems to be stack-and-balance games, or puzzles.

I'll check out the site, though, thanks!
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