I have 5 Mac keyboards. 4 wireless ones and one a with a snake-ish usb connection. None of them work. I interpret this breakdown as a result of the heat and humility of the Okinawan climate. Aghast, as I cannot use my computer and so am dead, I consult the Oracle as to how I can get a wireless mac keyboard. I dread an endless excursion, trying to find a highly lighted, very loud, frenetic, store where nobody understands my mime for wireless mac keyboard. The Japanese Oracle says “Yo, dude hit up Amazon .jp.”
So, here I have to wonder. I have lived in Japan for 5.5 years. The idea of going to a web site to order stuff, I mean any stuff, in English was impossible when I first debarked. It took me 4 years to get a Japanese credit card. I assumed this was normal. Maybe not? Maybe this was here from the beginning but I was too happy to fall into the quaint belief of everything has to be paid for with cash in Japan that I had created for myself.
Amazon .jp english allows you to buy anything, I mean anything, on line.
Is this a recent thing or has it been here all the time but my stupid misinterpretation of life in Japan has disguised it from me?
I mean what I am trying to say is that living in a foreign country opens a vast vista of opportunity for misinterpretation. You,or at least I, never really completely understand what is going on. This is why I get angry when people talk about countries they have never lived in. They really have not got a clue. I think it is linked to the era of imperialistic, colonialist self belief that I grew up in. Friends, only talk about your own country. Otherwise you are making fools of yourselves.
Aregato Gozaimasu Amazon.jp