MSX in Japan 2003

by snout on 12-10-2003, 01:17
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We have just added an interesting story and photo shoot to our website. Guest-writer Remco van Nunen decided to share his experiences of his recent trip to Japan. He tells us about his quest for MSX computers and Software in Tokyo and Osaka. If you want to find out more about this MSX users' dream come true, have a look at these pages:

MSX in Japan 2003 - Report
MSX in Japan 2003 - Photo shoot

For the first time ever a guest-writer gets his photo shoots and article published on the MSX Resource Center. We'd like to encourage our visitors to contribute to the contents of our website as well. We're especially looking for (old) fair photo shoots, fair reports, columns and reviews of products listed in our webshop or downloads database. So if you'd like to add your articles or photo shoots to the biggest MSX community site, don't hesitate to mail us at [email protected].

Relevant link: MSX in Japan 2003 - Report

Comments (19)

By anonymous

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12-10-2003, 01:36

And did she say yes? Smile

By konamiman

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12-10-2003, 06:35

"Trader"? I went to the same shop some days ago, and indeed there were a lot of MSX software. Unluckily my monetary resources were very low so I couldn't buy too much... (TOT) By the way, the poster in the second photo says that they are currently increasing their stock of MSX games.

By konamiman

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12-10-2003, 06:39

Hey, but wait a moment! Is there a shop in Osaka with MSX stuff? Tell me the name please! I'm in Osaka right now!!

By snout

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12-10-2003, 08:17

The name of the shop is 'Sofmap'.

By snout

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12-10-2003, 08:17

How's your stay in Japan, by the way, Konamiman???

By Argon

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12-10-2003, 11:40

I want to go to Japan too Sad boohoohooohooo... Tongue

By NunenR

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12-10-2003, 11:58

Yes, she did say yes! I don't know what I would have done if she said no! :-)
But I expected her to say yes.

By NunenR

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12-10-2003, 12:04

Konamiman, as I mentioned in my report you can find the store in Den-Den Town in Osaka. Go to Ebisucho Station and you're on Nippombashi Avenue (Electrical Appliances Street) After approx. 500 meters you'll find the store on your left. I think it was sofmap (Allthough my girlfriend said so) but I'm not sure. What I do know is that above the entrance it says something like "Retro-TV Games" Let me know if you find it! Good Luck.

By konamiman

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12-10-2003, 13:30

Yeah, I know Den-Den Town, I go there often. What I wanted to know is the name of the shop. You say Sofmap, but there are a lot of Sofmap shops, each one with a distinctive number... I'll try to guide by the "Retro-TV Games" name.

By Sama

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12-10-2003, 13:53

I think what you are looking for is the shop called 'Monkichi'. The name is written in hiragana only, however.

By NunenR

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12-10-2003, 13:55

It could be the name, but as I said I don't know for sure. On the ground floor (always 1st floor in Japan?) they sell some Nintendo and Playstion stuff, all quite new. On the second floor they sell Msx stuff and Game Music CD's.

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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12-10-2003, 16:59

Please! Someone bring me a Illusion City and Metal Gear 2 Smile

By konamiman

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12-10-2003, 17:27

http://www.tanteidan.cc/omise/tento.gif, it was here maybe? I'll check this shop tomorrow.

By ro

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12-10-2003, 20:16

it is so cool having 2 ppl here asking each other the road to a shop thaz selling MSX goods and even putting fotos to make sure it's the right shop... pretty need adventure here.

thanx for the beautifull story and photos..

By NunenR

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12-10-2003, 22:47

Thanks! I enjoyed writing the story and I'm glad you like it. Hopefully I can write another MSX Japan adventure soon :-)

By NunenR

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12-10-2003, 22:48

Konamiman that's it! That's the store, hopefully you'll find lot's of MSX stuff over there! I know I did, as you can see in the photoshoot. Tell us if you find something interesting there.

By konamiman

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13-10-2003, 15:18

I found the shop. There is indeed a lot of junk MSX1 and MSX2 computers, and quite a few games, with and without box. I bought a junk Dragon Slayer 6, I don't know if it works but it seems to be complete.

By NunenR

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13-10-2003, 20:37

And was it still 500 Yen!?

By konamiman

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14-10-2003, 15:22

Yes, I bought DS6 for 500 yen. And about my stay in Japan: as usual I'm eating a lot (everything is delicious in Japan, not only the japanse food but also things like hamburgers, pizza and bakery), I'm being surprised by the gadgets one can find in the shops (what about a microwave oven that can decide by itself the time and power needed to cook the dish it has inside... and to cook by this way three dishes at the same time?), and I'm abusing of the broadband internet connection of my father-in-law :-)