can anyone give pointers on how to search for brands in japanese again?
Search for them in english. Usually works. Only japanese phrases/words I use are things like hat, vest, jacket, boots, etc and even then I barely use them. I have most success just trudging through it all, 100 items/page on yahoo auctions. Makes it feel like Yoox.
Also don't know what size you are bsport but if you start from yahoo auctions's home page, let google translate do its thing, then select clothing, mens, etc instead of just searching out brands you can actually refine some of the categories by size. Like a retard I just figured this out a few weeks ago. It's nice if only because I'm tired of looking at fantastic stuff that's all xs an s or whatever's common for sizes over there. And wasting time. Only thing is you can filter some categories but not others. Don't know about that part.