Wow, it's like there's been an influx of noobie questions or something. :( Also, I DID check the archives and couldn't find an answer to this. Sorry if it's already been asked, though.
Anyway ladies, This is semi-hypothetical, semi-hoping-the-item-will-show-up-again-some-lifetime. It's on y!j, except like every good item on there, the seller lists as not shipping internationally. Is it um, common for sellers to take emails regarding a request to ship to the US? If I did that, I'd definitely get my friend to translate my message into Japanese, assuming that would make the whole difference @_@