COVID-19 Shipping Update for OMG Japan (Updated July 1st) 0
Japan Post Mail Suspension
July 1st: Japan Post has resumed EMS and Airmail service to Italy, New Zealand, and China. We will begin shipping previously returned orders to those countries and pending orders to those countries as soon as possible.
June 29th: We've added DHL Express shipping to the USA and Australia. USA and Australian customers are now able to checkout and ship via DHL. We're working to add more countries soon. If you're located in the USA and you have an unshipped package and would like to upgrade to DHL, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18th: Japan Post has resumed EMS and airmail service to the following countries: Estonia, Austria, Croatia, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Czech, Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg. We will begin shipping previously returned orders to those countries and pending orders to those countries as soon as possible.
June 4th: Japan Post has announced they will accept packages to Switzerland, Botswana, and Curacao via select shipping methods. Please see the list of countries below that we can currently ship to.
May 11th, 2020: Please see the list of countries below that we're able to ship to BEFORE placing your order. Please expect delays with all shipping methods.
April 23rd, 2020: All mail to the United States has been temporarily suspended by the Japan Post. We're unable to ship any unshipped orders to the United States at the moment. If you're located in the USA and you need your order quickly, please do not place an order. We've also updated the list of suspended countries below to include some others besides the USA.
April 20th, 2020: EMS appears to be delayed 2-3 weeks and other shipping methods are delayed 3-4 weeks. This is in addition to their usual transit times. Japan Post assures us they're working hard to push as many packages out as possible, but there is a severe lack of flights out of Japan.
April 9th, 2020: Japan Post suspended mail to additional countries. Please check the list below. Most notably, they suspended mail to Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Vietnam.
April 1st, 2020: Japan Post announced they would suspend mail services to a total of 155 countries with the exception of the United Kingdom, France, and some others. Please expect long delays with all shipping methods. There are very few flights out of Japan and Japan Post is working as hard as they can to get all of the packages shipped.
WE CAN SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:
AUSTRALIA (DHL ONLY), AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BOLIVIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BULGARIA, CAMBODIA, CANADA, CHINA, CZECH, CROATIA, CURACAO, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GUADELOUPE, HONG KONG, ICELAND, ITALY, JAPAN, HUNGARY, KAZAKHSTAN, LATVIA, LEBANON, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MACAO, MACEDONIA, MALAYSIA, MARTINIQUE, MEXICO, MONACO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, QATAR, SINGAPORE, SLOVENIA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, THAILAND, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES (DHL ONLY)
We CANNOT ship to the following countries at this time:
AFGHANISTAN, ALBANIA, ALGERIA, ANGOLA, ANGUILLA, ANTIGUA, AND BARBUDA, ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, ARUBA, ASCENSION, AZERBAIJAN, BAHAMAS, BAHRAIN, BANGLADESH, BARBADOS, BELARUS, BELIZE , BERMUDA, BHUTAN, BONAIRE, SABA AND SINT EUSTATIUS, BRAZIL, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRUNEI, BURUNDI, CAPE VERDE, CAYMAN, CHAD, CHILE, COLOMBIA, CONGO, COSTA RICA, CUBA, CYPRUS, DOMINICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EGYPT, EL SALVADOR, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ESWATINI, ETHIOPIA, FIJI, FRENCH POLYNESIA, GABON, GEORGIA, GHANA, GREECE, GRENADA, GUAM, GUATEMALA, GUINEA-BISSAU, GUYANA , HAITI, HONDURAS, INDEPENDENT STATE OF SAMOA, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, IRAQ, IRELAND, ISRAEL, IVORY COAST, JAMAICA, JORDAN, KENYA, KIRIBATI, KOSOVO, KUWAIT, KYRGYZ, LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, LESOTHO, LIECHTENSTEIN, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALDIVES, MALTA, MAURITIUS, MOLDOVA, MONGOLIA, MONTENEGRO, MONTSERRAT, MOROCCO, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NEPAL, NEW CALEDONIA, NICARAGUA, NIGERIA, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, NORTH MACEDONIA, PAKISTAN, PANAMA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PARAGUAY, PERU, PHILIPPINES, PITCAIRN, PUERTO RICO, REUNION, ROMANIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, RWANDA, SAINT CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS, SAINT LUCIA, SAINT MAARTEN, SAINT VINCENT, SAN MARINO, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAUDI ARABIA, SENEGAL, SERBIA, SEYCHELLES, SIERRA LEONE, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH SUDAN, SRI LANKA, ST. HELENA, SURINAME, SYRIA, TANZANIA (UNITED REP.), TOGO, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, TRISTAN DA CUNHA, TUNISIA, TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN, TURKS AND CAICOS, TUVALU, UGANDA, UKRAINE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, URUGUAY, VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)UZBEKISTAN, VATICAN, VENEZUELA, VIETNAM, AND FUTUNA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE
If you're located in a country that we cannot ship to at this time and you'd like to place an order, please email us at email@example.com and we can provide you with a DHL quote.
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New Japanese Book Release (Spring/Summer 2018) 0We at White Rabbit Japan strive to bring the best products to you which is why we spent some time selecting and adding new products to our shop. This time, we focused on Japanese studies materials, reading support in particular as well as newly-published textbooks!
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Learning Kanji Tips Part 2 0
Kanji photos by Fabian Reus
Welcome to Part 2 of our ongoing series for learning kanji. Here are some more kanji learning tips you can apply to your routine or studies. These tips won’t work for everyone, but I’m sure you can get some inspiration from them. Let’s get started!
A difficult sentence for Japanese learners 0
Japanese Twitter and blogs are abuzz about a sentence that is said to be difficult for learners of the Japanese language.
Can you spot the problem? Take a look at the 日 (day) kanji. It’s used five times in the sentence, but the reading is different each time depending on which word compound it's in.
Before we get into the breakdown of the sentence, it’s important to remember that kanji used in Japanese usually has a Chinese reading (on yomi) and a native Japanese reading (kun yomi). This, combined with the fact that some words are forced to work with existing Chinese characters, can result in complicated reading rules that learners and natives just have to remember.
Learning Kanji Tips Part 1 0
Kanji photos by Fabian Reus
Struggling with learning kanji? You're not alone. Remembering kanji is universally difficult not only for Japanese language learners but also native Japanese too.
This is part 1 of an ongoing series focused on kanji learning. Make them part of your routine and you'll find yourself tackling kanji with greater efficiency and retaining them better than ever before. To get the ball rolling, here are 4 techniques that can enhance your studies.