Is it safe to import entertainment goods (video games, music CDs, etc.) from Japan?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I am a little hesitant considering all the previous news coverage on radiation, etc. I plan to buy a Japanese music CD from Yesasia.com and want to know if it's safe to get stuff from Japan at this point.
     
  2. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    How far is the company your buying your stuff from the plants?
     
  3. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    YESASIA.COM (JAPAN) CO., LTD.
    10F, Office T&U
    1-10-10 Higashi-Gotanda
    Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0022
    Japan
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure you'll be fine. Almost all goods coming into the US must be scanned for radiation.

    US ports spend big on post-9/11 security
     
  5. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I found out that it's actually shipping from their Hong Kong location - so the chances are slightly less that it will be contaminated.
     
  6. firestarter macrumors 603

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    You'll be fine.

    The worst risks are from people eating stuff that's been grown/raised near the plant - you won't be in any danger handling CDs.

    Are you getting anything good? I've bought quite a lot of stuff from Play-Asia.com and found them pretty good (they're based in HK too). I've bought a load of Ayumi Hamasaki albums from both them and also Amazon.co.jp (it's no problem setting up an account there, even if you're not in Japan). Both Play-Asia and Amazon stock the CD/DVD combination albums with videos (which are cool). I found Amazon to be a bit cheaper.
     
  7. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    You should be fine. Having visited Japan many times myself, I feel very safe about the way they export goods.
     

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