Thanks for calling that out Marc. Just so we are clear...I'm not recommending rakuten.com as your wholesale buying source. To the contrary, I'm recommending rakuten.com as a sellers marketplace similar to amazon....I specifically recommended rakuten.com as sellers market place for.2 reasons -
a)Masaichi specifically asked about selling in Japan from US..this is exactly what rakuten.com addresses
b) Who better to sell through if not the largest ecommerce company in Japan. It is said that Japanese are known for their loyalty to the site
c) Similar to ebay global shipping program, rakuten has supply chain to Japan that is best in class.
Masaichi - hope this helps clarify. Feel free to ask more questions. Knowledge is meant to be shared.
Goodluck and.god bless...