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Thank You!

In January 2024 it will be our 22nd year in business! It’s so hard to believe!

Thank you so much for all the orders over the years and sticking with us through tough times. It is VERY much appreciated.

All the loyal customers that keep coming back are what has kept us going!

As you may know, I actually run this site myself full time. It’s quite the challenge X100. I’ve had to sacrifice a lot to keep the site going, but it was all worth it!

To be honest, I could have easily just taken another job and called it quits. No way I would let that happen!

I am so thankful for having the job I have! Before I sold adult DVDs I was actually a huge fan of Asian Cinema. Anything from Hong Kong action films to Japanese black and white Samurai movies. I actually loved Hong Kong movies so much I actually went there for my very first solo vacation outside the USA. This was back in 2001 and before I even started the website. The early favorite of mine was “Chungking Express” if you’ve heard of it.

The first Asian film with subtitles I ever saw was back in 1998. It was Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran” and Zhang Yimou’s “To Live”. From then on I was hooked! I tried to find every good movie I could track down. Luckily I lived near WMU’s campus and they had a 3 story video store! The top floor was nothing but one huge “Foreign Films” section. They also once had an online Netflix like DVD rental store called Webjade that I loved. I’d be renting 8 movies per week!

I remember that immediately after coming back from vacation I had lost my computer job. This is when I started the site. While job hunting I focused on two things in my spare time. That was weight training and working on the website. Back in 2002 I was a bit overweight and decided that instead of feeling sorry about my bad situation I would do something positive with my spare time! I reached my weight loss goal and the site slowly became a success, but it required a massive ton of hard work! The site kept growing and I kept investing in it. I would say that 2007 was our best year on record. Things were so great back then that often i’d have to hire help to get orders completed (can’t afford it now).

Right now my absolute 1000% priority now is in order processing and getting out all current orders ASAP. I am completely focused on finally finding a solution to getting out orders super fast. I know it’s going to happen and SOON!

As you may know, order speed seemed to get worse when the collection got larger. I tried to “downsize” at one point but that was a very bad decision on my part.

I feel like I’ve been a complete failure sometimes, but I try my absolute best to get out orders FAST. I really need to be four people!

The worst thing ever is when you disappoint your very favorite and best customers who are always so positive and want your website to do well.

Today on 12/15/2023 I am working on a massive order processing marathon. I’m going to be working 15-16 hours daily on orders.

If you have an open order, please don’t worry! You will 1000% get it. I even plan on giving out quite a lot free DVDs for any wait.

I also plan on doing slightly less updates each month if I can.

These are actually done while I multi-task. I don’t suddenly stop order processing to do them!

With this job I usually have 3 different things going on at once.

What I really need is a miracle solution to finding discs in a collection of 15,000. It’s what slows order processing speed down the most.

If I was smart, I would have put them all in jewel cases from the very start!

What I need to do is find a way to view the catalog numbers for 100+ discs all at once. Finding a way to do this is a major challenge.

I have some good ideas and will find a solution soon.

I think one of you reading this is probably a genius and can figure this out for me. I was thinking maybe some sort of tab system with index cards.

Putting them in paper sleeves hasn’t worked too well. Why? The codes aren’t visible without flipping through them.

The best suggestion i’ve had yet is not sorting them by catalog number, but by giving them each a number.

For example 1C, 2C up to 4000C etc.

Using that method would allow me to easily use paper sleeves again.

Another idea was DVD wallets with a master index that’s printed out.

OK, off to work!

PS if you don’t know, December is our most challenging month on record. Going to stay positive and hope things turn out OK. The best thing I can do right now is be entirely focused on order processing as always. Goal is to work as many hours per day as possible without getting too burned out!

Switching to a brand new site is what really made this month so hard. Less info on the new site, but I will get it all added when I can.

I really wish my old site was able to be functioning while I worked on the new one. Unfortunately it’s cart wasn’t working.

 

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I’ve made the old site as an archive temporarily.

You can access it at: https://www.japansm.com/old-site/

EDIT: The Shopping Cart on the old site above is now 100% closed. We can only accept orders with the current site.

There is a lot of information on the old site that may still be useful for many of you.

For a limited time I will keep it online as a backup (info only site).

I will no longer update it. All new updates are on the new site only.

I suggest searching for the titles you want and then buying them on the new site.

You can just keep a list of them in Notepad or similar.

The old site has the following info:

  1. Full actress info for nearly every DVD.
  2. Picture previews for most titles.

I will slowly add all that to the new site.

I was perfectly happy with the old site but was forced to switch due to the broken cart functionality.

It’s going to take me way way longer to add all the info from the old site to the new one.

We have 15,000 titles and there is no automated way to do it.

 

 

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About Japan Video World

As early as 1998 I had discovered a thing on accident called Japanese Bukkake. I had come across some before and after photos on usenet newsgroups taken from the actual videos. They were photos from the Bukkake Carnival series I believe.

I was intrigued by these and had found out they were produced by an early bukkake studio called Shuttle Japan. I just had to have some for myself!

Back then internet video didn’t really exist that much and nobody had DVD players. I had located a guy online and he had offered to sell me some VHS tapes of them. The first ones I picked out were M’s Video Group (MVG) MS-01 Fuji No Jin and Shuttle Japan BU-04 Bukkake Summit.

Let’s just say that those are rather extreme and not good for those new to bukkake (now called Gokkun). I clearly remember the effect it had on me when I first watched them. They made my stomach feel a little funny!

Around 2002 I was frustrated with it being so hard to find the videos I wanted. Usually the best ones were $100 each or sold in one specific shop. From what i’ve read online, MVG videos were once only sold in one shop in Japan.

To fix this problem I created this website to make it easier and cheaper for customers in the USA to buy Japanese Bukkake Videos!

At the time I had no clue how to design a website and started learning! The first website was only 1 page and written entirely in Notepad!

Best of all, it was on a donated Packard Bell Pentium 120mhz computer with dial-up internet that rebooted itself every 15 minutes! Fun times.

I eventually kept adding more and more videos. Even offering some Bondage titles for variety.

The site was a success and a lot of people were ordering. This allowed me to upgrade to a better computer and offer DVDs.

Around 2003 or so the DVD format became popular and I switched to that format.

I still remember a lot of my older customers complaining about the new DVD format and still preferring VHS tapes. It makes sense.

The very first DVDs we added were Waap’s GAD-004 and GAD-006. Both amazing movies and are both must see videos.

I then made it a goal to post reviews and make screenshots for every single new Bukkake title I added to the site.

I eventually added hundreds of reviews and screenshots and I believe this is a huge reason why my site became such a success back then.

When cell phones arrived, the reviews became slightly less popular. It could be that I was just too long winded and it was hard to read them.

All those reviews on one page made it hard for some customers to order. We eventually switched to a “Covers View” listing on our site and moved the reviews to the picture gallery instead.

In total I believe there were several thousand reviews posted!

I reviewed each and every DVD myself and took screenshots manually. One at a time! Hard to believe. I still remember updates taking a full day easily. Reviewing bukkake movies sounds fun, but not for 12 hours in a row.

At one point there was a massive loss of interest in Bukkake videos. It could be due to several reasons. I think it could just be due to less releases coming out in Japan.

To keep the site going we eventually started offering DVDs in many different genres. Bukkake had no become less of a focus for the site.

In October of 2023 we had some major shopping cart issues and our provider refused to help in any way (1shoppingcart). Claiming the issue did not exist for them.

Due to this we had to basically start over from scratch with a new shopping cart. Luckily we could import all the images and catalog numbers.

All actress names would be need to be entered in manually. Doing that for 15,000 titles would take probably months.

Considering we had 15,000 products and no database with actress information, this was a massive project for just one person to tackle!

Believe it or not until late 2023 we used Dreamweaver 8 with HTML5 and CSS for our site. Doing updates manually using that method is a really time consuming process! Our layout was also a table based design.

We now are using a CMS or Content Management System. This will allow us to do much faster updates and more easily allow us to change or add information. The nicest thing is that now I don’t need to worry about too many DVDs listed on one page.

Due to switching to the new software, it’s a major challenge keeping the site running. I am going to work as hard as possible to keep the site going for as many years as possible. I just hope that sales can recover back to how they were on the old site.

I do understand that some customers prefer the old site. I tried my best to make the new one as similar to the old one as possible.

Sometimes it’s just hard to believe i’ve been doing this all solo since 2002! Time sure flies.

I think the hardest time we ever had running the site was during the recession. Not something I want to remember. Luckily we were able to stay positive and get past all that. We had to move into a small apartment, but things had eventually recovered.

What has kept us going over the years so much is our loyal customers. Without them it would have not been possible.

Thank You!

 

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Round 3 of the December 2023 updates is here.

I added another 97 total DVDs. All of them were released in the past week in Japan.

Lots of variety and I hope it’s a huge success!

Round 2 was also added a few days ago too.

To see the latest updates, click “Dec 2023 (Round 3)” under “Latest Updates” on the menu.

I also added a faster way to see the full box covers. Just click the Quickview option.

I also realized the mobile menu was down! Oops. I’m not sure how long that happened, but it’s fixed!

I accidentally had it set to not be displayed.

I also made a lot of improvements to make the site as fast as possible!

It’s a lot harder to do this when using a CMS (Content Management System).

In addition to this I also am now listing the “Date Added” for every new DVD.

It’s only listed in the full product page though.

PS one strange thing i’ve noticed about the site (100% not a complaint!) is that ZERO titles in the Big Tits section have sold since the new site opened! Very strange.

My only idea is maybe some people don’t realize the menu option is clickable. The sub-category is for Lactation videos.

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The December 2023 update has arrived early!

I decided to post this update a little early! It’s 91 new DVDs.

You can find them all by clicking the “Latest Updates” menu on the front page and scrolling down to the month.

Lots of high quality titles and something for everyone I think. All of them have picture preview sheets too.

Nearly all of these titles came out in Japan just a few days ago!

I’m hoping this update is a huge success.  I really need some good news for once.

What’s nice about this new site is that I can now see exactly which genres are the best sellers.

I couldn’t easily do that before. So far, for the new site it’s the Lesbian titles by far.

Don’t forget to check out November’s update too. I added over 550 titles or so in November.

All of them are new additions and not just moved over from the old site.

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Welcome to the new Japan Video World!

You may have noticed that the site is all new!

We were forced to do this because our old shopping cart software was barely functioning.

We spent hours on the phone with support, but they refused to fix it after nearly a month and claimed it was “user error”.

I got tired of dealing with that. It was extremely stressful and customers had a hard time ordering.

The software i’m using is completely new to me and it will take some time to get everything perfect.

I avoided switching to a CMS (Content Management System) for years because I had no clue how to use one properly.

Would you believe I used plain HTML and CSS with Dreamweaver for the site for nearly 20 years? Not many people do that these days.

Manually adding 15,000 DVDs to the site was not something I was capable of doing.

I ended up having to add all the products without the actress names. It was impossible to add them all.

I will slowly add all of them in the next few weeks while working on orders.

Eventually I will even add all my old reviews back to the site.

It is now a lot easier to add products to the cart! You can add them on the catalog pages or from the full product page.

No more “Add to Cart” windows to keep closing!

Best of all, the site is now a lot better for mobile devices.

You can even checkout without an account no problem.

Creating an account will allow you to see a list of previous purchases so you don’t order something you already have.

One nice thing about the new site is that I can now do monthly updates in just an hour instead of a full day!

No more typing filenames manually into an HTML file (yes, I seriously did that!).

I know people get annoyed with major changes on a site, but I hope most of you will give it a chance.

I tried to make the new site as simple and easy to use as possible.

I will slowly improve it over the next few months.

Switching to a new site is actually a scary process. So many bad things can happen, but I think everything will be perfectly fine!

Thank you!

PS in case you were wondering, everything that was on the old site is still on the new one. No removed DVDs at all!

I will do my best to add all the actress names back ASAP. It may take me several months.

My old site had no database of information that I could simply copy over to the new site. It was all text.

That’s why it will take so long.

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