Every once in a while my buddy stops for a layover from Japan and sometimes he brings goodies with him. Apparently over there everyone wants new appliances and electronics and he finds a lot of curbside equipment. This was part of a larger set but he wanted the other units for himself. This is still cool and somewhat rare around here. I was a little hesitant to plug it in due to the voltage differences but he assured me they never have issues over there so I went for it. The unit work great and I can add it to my small but growing MD collection.