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Name: Kaz (Japan) (on vacation)
Userid: kadomakimi

Inventory: 0
Points: 12.5
Mooched/given: 98/73
Pending mooch/give: 0/0
Mooch ratio: 1.50:1

Wishlist: 829
Feedback: +73
Charitable gifts: 2
Friends: 2
Cancelled requests: 5
Books receiving lost: 1

Will send: worldwide
Joined: 2007/12/30
Last here: 237 days ago
(possibly inactive)
Country: Japan

Books in inventory: 0

Status message:
I currently live in Japan, but I will gladly send my books overseas. When sending overseas, I usually use Japan's SAL (Surface Air Lifted) service (, so it may take about two weeks for the books to get to moochers, but it could take longer. When a package is quite heavy, I ship by surface.

For mooches from within Japan, I normally use You-Mail (, which is the cheapest way to send books within Japan. With this method I can't bundle books heavily with padding, but Japan's postal service (especially the domestic service) is generally careful and reliable and I personally have never received a damaged book sent by You-Mail.

I live in a non-smoking, pet-free home, but since my books come from all kinds of places (used bookstores, library book sales, etc.), this may not be a 100% safety guarantee for those with allergy problems. But I try to describe the condition of the books in my inventory meticulously; I certainly do when the book is in less-than-good condition. If you have any questions about the condition of my books, please feel free to email me.

My past: "Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
--Henry Ward Beecher

My future: "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
--Jorge Luis Borges

My present: "People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading."
--Logan Pearsall Smith

When I moved to my current residence I had to literally throw away a good many books I would never read again because the Japanese used bookstores in my area don't take foreign-language books. Only a few months later did I discover BookMooch. Aaarrrggghhh! Now I am determined not to make the same mistake again!