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We visit a Brazilian buffet in Shimane Prefecture, eat so much beef and sausage we forget dessert

2021-01-04T14:00:00Z
The food was delicious, even though we didn’t get to try Brazil’s most famous dish.

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A totally classy gigantic anime girl bust for your home【Photos】

2021-01-04T15:15:00Z
Is this a 1:1-scale figure of A Certain Scientific Railgun’s Mikoto, or a 1/2 1:1 one?

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7-Eleven Japan to double the shelf life of their onigiri rice balls

2021-01-04T18:00:00Z
7-Eleven Japan announces their efforts to dramatically reduce food waste at its stores.

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You can eat bonsai trees? Sure, if they’re made of chocolate like this DIY kit【Video】

2021-01-05T01:00:00Z
Okashi de Tsukuru Bonsai is beautiful to look at…until you inevitably eat it.

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The Animate anime lucky bag is an otaku mind-blowing value【Photos】

2021-01-05T02:00:00Z
SoraNews24’s otaku reporter heads to one of Tokyo’s biggest anime fan neighborhoods and gets a massive return on his fukubukuro investment.

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Starbucks Japan lucky bag showdown! We snag three fukubukuro, but are they all the same?【Pics】

2021-01-05T03:15:00Z
You can always count on cool drinkware, cute plushies, and free coffee from Starbucks Japan at New Year’s.

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Straw Hat Pirates Set Sail with One Piece Clip-Art Collaboration

January 05, 2021 6:49am CST
Shueisha and Irasutoya celebrate 1000 chapters of Eiichiro Oda’s manga with cute artwork

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What’s inside the lucky bag from Akihabara’s largest adult toy shop?

2021-01-05T16:00:00Z
Adult department store M’s’ eroticism expert picks out a blind-buy bundle for women and couples that includes a tube of Surprisingly Gooey Feeling Super Gooey Type.

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Premium Black Jack Merch Donates Portion of Sales to Doctors Without Borders

posted on 2021-01-05 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
High-quality art reproductions commemorate 75th anniversary since Osamu Tezuka’s manga artist debut

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Sailor Moon wedding reception reservations start, floral arrangements, table settings shown off

2021-01-06T03:15:00Z
Designers channel the beautiful aesthetics of one of anime’s most visually distinctive franchises with Sailor Senshi-inspired décor.

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Nezuko from Demon Slayer Tops 2020 Goods Ranking at COSPA in Japan

January 06, 2021 1:19am CST
Laid-Back Camp, Gintama, and Haikyu!! in the Top 10

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Wear Your Favorite Evangelion Scene on This Rain-Proof Gear

January 06, 2021 6:44am CST
Umbrella, water-proof bags, and ponchos will keep you fashionable and dry

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Theatrical Merchandise for Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time Announced

January 06, 2021 7:00am CST
80-page booklet featuring cast and crew interviews available on film’s release day in select theaters

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We snagged an excellent haul in the 2021 Evangelion fukubukuro lucky bag

2021-01-06T13:00:00Z
Ten items for under 9,000 yen? We’re in heaven.

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Smell Like a God with New Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Perfumes

January 06, 2021 1:34pm CST
Pre-order custom scents inspired by Haruhi, Mikuru, Yuki, Koizumi, and Kyon

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We step into 2021 in style with our Puma fukubukuro lucky bag haul

2021-01-07T01:00:00Z
A whole name-brand outfit with pieces to mix and match, and all for just 11,000 yen!

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What’s it like to eat Burger King Japan’s protection from evil Whopper?【Taste test】

2021-01-07T02:00:00Z
Deliver us from evil, oh mighty Spicy Yakuyoke Whopper!

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Invite some luck into your life this year with Furla’s new Little Cats collection of merch

2021-01-07T04:00:00Z
The new lineup of luxury goods draws inspiration from Japan’s manekineko “beckoning cat” figurines.

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McDonald’s Japan updates children’s Happy Meals to be more inspiring and nutritionally sound

2021-01-07T14:00:00Z
January 8 heralds a new era of health-conscious menu options and educational freebies

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Asahi Super Dry to sell draft beer in a can

2021-01-07T15:00:00Z
Can they really pack a full draft beer experience in a can?

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New Pokémon luxury jewelry will star Jigglypuff with her own tiny pink sapphire

2021-01-07T17:30:00Z
U-Treasure is back with their most melodic Pokémon collaboration yet!

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KFC releases a creamy fried-on-fried sensation in Japan for a limited time

2021-01-08T03:00:00Z
Taking chicken burgers to a whole new level.

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You can turn half your arm into Eva Unit-01 with the crazy Evangelion drink holder

2021-01-08T04:00:00Z
Just in time for the release of the final Evangelion movie, there’s a new way to bond with the most famous Eva of all.

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Get Your Dreams Eaten With This Gengar Sleeping Cushion Tongue

January 08, 2021 4:27am CST
The Pokémon plush sold out within two hours of pre-orders going up!

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Blossom Harmony Hibiki is Japan’s newest must-try whisky

2021-01-08T13:15:00Z
Suntory adds a touch of sakura to its famous blend this year.

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Rimuru Coolly Unsheathes His Sword in New Figure

posted on 2021-01-08 18:45 EST by Choo Sum Lee

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Mister Donut rolls out new collab sweets with Belgian chocolatier for Valentine’s season

2021-01-09T01:00:00Z
Donut resist the urge to seduce your special someone with these delectable treats.

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Ultraman Face Masks Available at Animate International

Jan 8th 2021

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Chinese zodiac Evangelion characters are here to wish you a happy, chibi Year of the Ox【Pics】

2021-01-09T04:00:00Z
A new line of adorable cow-splay merch.

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Choosing one of the six Osomatsu-san brothers from Surugaya’s 2021 fukubukuro lucky bags【Pics】

2021-01-10T10:00:00Z
What’s in store this time from these sextuplets?

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It’s a trap (Japanese capsule toy)!

2021-01-10T15:00:00Z
We wanna wana!

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English mistake on new Japanese beer leads to suspension of sales before its release

2021-01-11T13:00:00Z
Exciting Family Mart and Sapporo beer collaboration goes straight in the can after the error was discovered.

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Testing out the Evangelion Test Type Drink Holder and huge Spear of Longinus plushie【Photos】

2021-01-11T15:30:00Z
Or “that time our otaku reporter almost caused Third Impact.”

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Demon Slayer Stars Protect Your Drinks as New Cup Clinger Figures

January 11, 2021 10:00am CST
Tanjuro, Nezuko, and more are available in the latest line

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Check out the Flashy Toy Re-Release of Kaneda’s Bike from Akira

January 11, 2021 11:49am CST
Soul of Popynica will also re-release the Kaneda figure to go with it

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Pokémon Valentine’s Day chocolates from Japan are just the thing for lovers who love Pokémon

2021-01-11T18:00:00Z
Pikachu and Eevee have never looked sweeter.

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7-Eleven Japan’s banana milk sparks controversy over deceptive packaging

2021-01-12T03:00:00Z
Customers feel duped by “camouflage packaging”.

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PROPLICA’s Soft Replica Toy of Rimuru Tempest Can Talk When Pressed

January 12, 2021 12:10am CST
More than 100 voices of Rimuru and Great Sage are included in a small body

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Grab Some Grub With the Best Girls from The Quintessential Quintuplets in Kappa Sushi Collab

January 12, 2021 10:17am CST
The Quintessential Quintuplets 2 TV anime is currently streaming on Crunchyroll weekly

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Green tea strawberry dessert sandwiches: Today’s reason Japanese convenience stores are awesome

2021-01-12T17:30:00Z
A new and welcome addition to the world of matcha sweets.

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We try a rotating sushi restaurant in New Delhi, are surprised to find no rotating sushi

2021-01-13T02:00:00Z
Our Japanese-language reporter learns to appreciate cheap, Japanese conveyer belt sushi.

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Genital manju sweets, with a dash of “pubic hair”, raise eyebrows in Japan

2021-01-13T14:00:00Z
His and hers steamed cakes are a popular gift for newlyweds.

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7-Eleven Japan now has plant-based vegetarian steamed “meat buns”

2021-01-13T15:00:00Z
Soy Man comes to the rescue of those seeking non-meat options.

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Sapporo decides to sell new Japanese beer with English mistake on label

2021-01-13T16:00:00Z
Spelling error looks set to make this uncancelled release a hot new collectors’ item.

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“The hell with sound judgement” says Red Bull in ad, but Japanese people don’t seem to agree

2021-01-14T01:00:00Z
Energy drink maker gets edgy in Coming of Age Day message, but some people think they need to grow up.

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We tried every single flavor of Mister Donut’s Belgian chocolatier collab donuts【Taste test】

2021-01-14T03:00:00Z
Donut even think you can resist the temptation. We couldn’t.

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Foo Fighters unveil an exclusive new Japanese sake

2021-01-14T04:00:00Z
Collaboration between rock legends and an esteemed sake brewery is every bit as good as it sounds.

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Fire Up Your Demon Slayer Technique with Rengoku’s Replica Nichirin Sword

January 14, 2021 3:02am CST
The blade also comes with the Mugen Train theme “Homura”

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Fall Asleep With These New Chika and Miko KAGUYA-SAMA Dakimakura

January 14, 2021 4:25am CST
How cute~

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Sengoku Era Kabuto Samurai Helmet Straps Available at Animate International

Jan 14th 2021

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We taste the new Japanese KitKat, aged in whisky barrels in Islay, Scotland

2021-01-14T14:15:00Z
Never before have we experienced a chocolate quite like this.

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We take a trip to Japan’s Lovot robot cafe, cuddle with a bot and learn how to love

2021-01-14T16:00:00Z
Japan’s personal loneliness-busting robots have their own cafe, so naturally, we ran right over.

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Crunchyroll teams up with That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime to create exclusive apparel!

January 14, 2021 12:00pm CST
Don’t miss your chance to collect these limited edition designs!

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Luxury Spanish leather designer Loewe releases limited edition My Neighbor Totoro collection

2021-01-14T18:00:00Z
Luxury fashion combined with a classic anime film…do we need to say more?

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Deceptive strawberry milk package angers 7-Eleven customers following banana scandal

2021-01-15T01:00:00Z
Here comes another shady fruity drink.

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We try the new Famichiki Burger from Family Mart

2021-01-15T03:00:00Z
Is Japan’s new D.I.Y. fried chicken sandwich a match made in convenience store heaven?

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Hakken!, Singapore’s First Experiential Anime Retail Store, Officially Opens in Plaza Singapura

Jan 15th 2021

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A Japanese hot pot with an elevator inside is just what we need to make it through winter【Video】

2021-01-15T13:00:00Z
A clever solution to one of the biggest hassles of eating hot pot.

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Does your butt get cold in the winter? Try this butt heater cushion to keep you warm and cozy

2021-01-15T15:20:00Z
Complete with a cushion and a heat pack, this set is great for the office, at home, or for outdoor events!

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Save those coins – Extra-expensive capsule machine toys are on their way in Japan

2021-01-15T17:30:00Z
Bandai’s Premium Gashapon wants to go beyond pocket-change impulse buys.

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Microwavable okonomiyaki that you can eat with one hand? Yes, please!

2021-01-16T01:00:00Z
Because most of us don’t have table-sized flat grills in our home kitchens.

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Limited-edition vegetable snack cube dreamt up by a Japanese elementary school kid goes on sale

2021-01-16T04:00:00Z
Coro Coro Vegetable is by kids and for kids, and it looks deliciously nutritious!

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Kadokawa To Release Figurines Of Flare And Setsuna From Redo Of Healer

2021-01-15T00:00:00Z

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Demon Slayer Helps Japan Post Sell Record Number of New Year’s Cards

January 16, 2021 2:03am CST
“Thank you for helping spread New Year’s greeting card culture … through Demon Slayer”

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Eat your feelings with a dessert made of sadness: the Pien Cheesecake

2021-01-17T15:30:00Z
One of the ingredients may be “disappointment”, but the end result is far from it.

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7-Eleven under fire in Japan for mysterious holes in their onigiri rice balls

2021-01-17T17:30:00Z
Customers wonder if the chain is now selling “air” as a new rice ball filling.

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Embrace the literary and the historical with traditional Japanese artwork as your Zoom background

2021-01-18T01:30:00Z
Gorgeous visuals from some of Japan’s most revered art pieces now available for download.

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Pringles now comes in karaage flavour in Japan

2021-01-18T03:00:00Z
Japanese fried food gets even more addictive.

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Our boss becomes the father of a gigantic chocolate egg, raises it with love【Photos】

2021-01-18T14:00:00Z
What can the biggest chocolate egg we’ve ever seen teach us about parenthood?

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Sapporo releases a limited-edition Adult Choc Mint beer in Japan

2021-01-18T15:15:00Z
Japanese beer lover submits the idea to the company and it gets a small-batch commercial release.

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We tried making traditional Japanese sweets at home then had some fun with the leftovers

2021-01-19T01:00:00Z
A long-established Kyoto confectionery shop is selling these do-it-yourself kits with simple video instructions.

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Cherry blossom curry is set to bring spring to your plate even before the sakura arrive

2021-01-19T04:00:00Z
Beautiful curry is easy to prepare and made with the petals of Japan’s favorite flower.

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Chuka Zanmai instant ramen offering ultra luxurious limited-edition two-meal seat for $50

2021-01-19T05:00:00Z
Ever wanted to try instant shark-fin noodle soup?

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Weathering with You Animation Director Creates Adorable Family-Based Anime CMs for Morinaga Milk

January 19, 2021 2:01am CST
The 2nd commercial, about a stay-at-home father, was released today

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Rock Out With Yui From My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU in New AnimeJapan 2019 Figure

January 19, 2021 4:00am CST
The concert ships out in November 2021 from Japan

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Official Hololive clear files now available at FamilyMart convenience stores【Pics】

2021-01-19T13:00:00Z
An anime dog, rabbit, and fox walk into a conbini.

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Hellsing Ultimate Holds Digital Art Collection Sale

posted on 2021-01-19 12:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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Evangelion’s Rei and Asuka Get Intimate in New Figure

posted on 2021-01-19 15:45 EST by Choo Sum Lee

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Naruto Shippuden Home Goods and Accessories Arrive at Toynk.com

Jan 19th 2021
Toynk.com announces the arrival of 14 new items inspired by the popular T.V. Series Naruto Shippūden

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One of Japan’s best whiskies, Hakushu 12 Year, is returning after two years of being sold out

2021-01-20T01:00:00Z
Get ready to raise a glass to, and of, the return of this Suntory star.

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Starbucks Year of the Ox collections bring Chinese zodiac style to China, Taiwan, Thailand【Pics】

2021-01-20T02:00:00Z
From playfully cute to quietly elegant, these beautiful bovines are here to keep you company on your coffee break.

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We cosy up to Starbucks Japan’s sexy new Frappuccino for Valentine’s Day

2021-01-20T06:00:00Z
My, my. Where have you been all our lives?

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Casio’s Pikachu Baby-G is the perfect watch for Pokémon trainers

2021-01-20T15:00:00Z
Heart-tailed female Pikachu steals the show in this special new release.

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We finally get our mouthwatering Ichiran Ramen fukuburo lucky bag

2021-01-21T02:00:00Z
Replicating the Ichiran Ramen experience at home? A dream come true.

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