Thursday, August 30, 2007

Globalization- A Wonderful Thing

There is a product in Japan called SalonPas (サロンパス), which is a pad that you stick onto your skin over an area that is experiencing aches and pains. According to the SalonPas US webite,
Katakori is a Japanese word used to describe physical symptoms like the stiffness in your neck and shoulders that reflect the amount of effort you put into a demanding, stressful day at work. More than just a medical term, Katakori is an everyday topic of conversation around the world. SALONPAS® offers soothing relief from the daily pain and strain of Katakori, allowing you to enjoy a healthier, more physically active lifestyle.

Both my (Japanese) wife and I have used SalonPas extensively, and one of the things we have been regretting is that this wonderful product was not available in the United States. Until now, that is...

Costco is now selling SalonPas both in stores and online. So if you are suffering from nerve of muscle tension and stress, this stuff is wonderful for soothing your discomfort. And according to my source, it appears that another Japanese product, Roto eyedrops, is available at Wal-Mart, though a search of their site did not turn it up.

I think globalization is a Very Good Thing, personally- at least as long as it brings things like SalonPas and Roto to my neighborhood shopping area. Hat tip to Expat Leo.

No comments: