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This is for all of you with connections, and a desire to help me (and Japan and anyone that'll play my games!). I refuse to believe that these services don't exist in Japan! (That is, unless of course, you all SAY they don't):

I need to have cards made in Japan. I've only found sites kind of like ArtsCow, and they don't do any kind of discount pricing. I need specialists not a novelty shop.

I also need miniatures. Now, I did discover one company that worked with Ban Dai and Cup Noodle to produce Gundam figs right HERE in Japan. They rocked, but they only work with Ban Dai. Any leads here?

So, why do I want to make the game in Japan? Well, I live in Japan and checking with Chinese manufacturers always leads to IMPORT fees equaling the shipping cost (And, if I had these shipped to the US and, surprise-surprise, NO fees--thank you very much destruction of US manufacturing). I'm not so worried about international shipping because Japan compares favorably, I'm not going to bilk people on shipping, and everything I've ever shipped arrived FAST.

Any ideas?
 
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It depends on quality and quantity, but I know some.

* Man-in-do (http://www.mnd.co.jp/index.php)
Professional printing service for board/card games. Many number of Japanese game designers, especially for amateurs wanting to print small numbers, use this because of the cheap price for small number of sets.

* Mino-net (http://www.minonet.co.jp/mascotfigure.html)
Making small figures for mobile strap/ball-point-pen end. I don't know about the size of figures you want to make, but for boardgames, I think that's it.

Hope it helps.
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I'll look into these and continue to hold out for more resources!
 
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We often use POPLS.
http://www.inv.co.jp/~popls/
They can print game cards cheap and good quarity.
http://www.inv.co.jp/~popls/ryokin/card/card.html

Our Trick of the Rails was printed by POPLS!
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Trying now to establish contacts...
 
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