Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy

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Hanto avatar

2068 posts since 30/11/09

13 May 2020 10:46
carl lewis wrote: Rakuten Global Market
Closure Announcement
Dear Rakuten Global Market Customers,

We thank you for your support over the past ten years. We regret to inform you that Rakuten Global Market will be closed permanently from June 1, 2020 2 PM(JST).
Please read the following information regarding to last order(s) placement on Rakuten Global Market:

- The last date on which you can make a purchase on Rakuten Global Market: June 1, 2020, 2 PM (JST)
*Please complete your order by this time.
- Last payment completion date: June 11, 2020, 10 AM (JST)
*Please complete your payment by this time.
- Last shipment date: June 15, 2020
*Stores will complete shipment by this date.

You can continue enjoying shopping items from Japan by using below services with your membership and Rakuten Points:

- Rakuten Ichiba: one of the biggest shopping websites in Japan (Available in Japanese)
- Rakuten Global Express: Rakuten's official international delivery service (Available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean)

Please click here for more information on Rakuten Global Market closure, alternative shopping services on Rakuten and other FAQs.

Once again, it has been a pleasure to serve you and express our deepest gratitude to all Rakuten Global Market customers.

Rakuten Global Market Team

Any news as to why?
Rirawin avatar

9328 posts since 17/7/05

posted 13 May 2020 10:59, edited 13 May 2020 10:59
Their "international site" is closing, but their local Japanese one will still operate https://www.rakuten.co.jp/ just have to buy through a proxy. Not a huge issue as if you were to buy direct you'd get stung by customs and duties, and not all Japanese retailers that were on .co.jp were listed on the Global Market.
carl lewis
carl lewis avatar

23899 posts since 14/10/04

13 May 2020 11:46
Not a clue why.

Is Eee Pee still doing proxies?
jplxx avatar

1451 posts since 3/11/09

13 May 2020 15:23
I’ve just been using tenso.