Just how strong is the yen right now? It’s so strong it’s cheaper to buy a book from Amazon US than from Amazon Japan!
I bought a book from Amazon US and it only cost me 3,283 yen and that includes international shipping. Buying the exact same book from Amazon Japan would cost me 4,459 yen.
That’s a 26% saving from the Amazon Japan cost!
As of this writing, 1 USD = 92.8332714 JPY according to Google although the exchange rate being used by Amazon is 1 USD = 96.1580751144 JPY. Even with that inaccurate exchange rate, it is still cheaper.