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7/11 Location in Japan Limiting Pokémon Card Sales to ‘Players Only’

May 29, 2021 3:35am CDT
To buy cards, you must show your deck

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Sanma-men, the best ramen type that everyone in Japan forgets about

2021-05-29T05:00:00Z
Yokohama’s original hometown noodles often get lost in the ramen shuffle, but not today!

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Trying Starbucks Japan’s secret limited-time Iced Matcha Tea Latte 【Taste Test】

2021-05-29T08:00:00Z
Our Starbucks expert finds a hidden new green tea drink on the menu.

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Something surprising happens when using the cheapest shower head from Don Quijote【Video】

2021-05-29T14:00:00Z
Whatever you think it is, it’s definitely not.

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Is milk really the best match for cereal? Why not try beer and these five other liquids?

2021-05-29T16:00:00Z
Free yourself from the tyranny of big milk.

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We try a skincare device that’s supposed to improve the effectiveness of our beauty products

2021-05-30T06:00:00Z
Does Panasonic’s Ion Effector actually help your moisturizer penetrate your skin better?

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Sisters Sport Cheongam Style for Quintessential Quintuplets Goods

May 30, 2021 12:20pm CDT
Shirts, tapestries, and more are now available on the Chara-ON! online store

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Doronbo Gang Steals the Spotlight for Yatterman x Graniph Shirt Line

May 30, 2021 2:36pm CDT
Take a look at the designs coming to stores in June

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Latest Pokémon PON hanko stamps feature many precious pals from the Black and White era

2021-05-30T15:00:00Z
These personal seals let you choose an Unova buddy to keep your signature company!

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Ōkami menu and merch coming to Capcom Cafe in June for limited time

2021-05-30T16:00:00Z
Now you can have your Amaterasu and eat it too.

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Japan continues to shun processed fish sticks, opts for minimally processed fish cubes instead

2021-05-30T17:00:00Z
Everything tastes better when it’s a cube!

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You can now buy text messages from “your Mom” from Japanese capsule toy machines

2021-05-31T01:00:00Z
Step aside, school girl love letter machines. It’s Mom’s turn.

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Ikea Japan adds epic matcha sweets to its menu for a limited time

2021-05-31T03:00:00Z
Gorgeous celebration of matcha includes a very unusual tunnbröd you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Dang it !

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“Drinkable pistachios”: A nutty matcha lover’s dream beverage

2021-05-31T13:30:00Z
Pistachio and matcha are a match made in green tea heaven!

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Good Smile Unveils New Nendoroids and Scale Figures at WonHobby 33

posted on 2021-05-31 12:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee

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Anpan Roundup: Mr. Sato’s odyssey to gather all Daily Yamazaki red bean buns local to Tokyo【Pics】

2021-05-31T17:30:00Z
Can Mr. Sato collect them all or will he wilt beneath the early summer sun trying?

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Premium Bandai Launches Lottery For Gorgeous GGG Quattro Bajeena Figure

May 31, 2021 3:00pm CDT
Latest Gundam Guys Generation figure is most gorgeous one yet

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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Figures Depict Beautiful Brides Rem and Shera

May 31, 2021 9:02pm CDT
The new releases from F:NEX can be posed together to recreate a familiar illustration

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Please take Tokyo Olympics condoms back to your home country and use them there, organizers say

2021-06-01T01:00:00Z
Basically, more than 150,000 condoms will be given to athletes as souvenirs of their time in Japan.

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Live your life hands-free and let these huge hands from Village Vanguard hold everything for you

2021-06-01T02:00:00Z
Never hold your own smartphone or drink again!

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We tried super spicy wasabi ramen and yakisoba that’s rumored to make anyone cry【Taste Test】

2021-06-01T03:00:00Z
Do you prefer stinging pain with or without soup?

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Starbucks Delivers: New service expands in Japan with exclusive sets for delivery customers

2021-06-01T13:00:00Z
Doughnut and matcha sets you can’t buy in stores.

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Did you know your rice cooker is also a ramen rice cooker?【SoraKitchen】

2021-06-01T14:00:00Z
Ramen rice fills our stomach with guilty pleasure, and our heart with hope for the future.

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Sip your coffee like a yakuza boss at Nagoya’s newly opened Ninkyo Cafe

2021-06-01T15:00:00Z
The Ninkyo Café is furnished like a yakuza office and provides opportunities to participate in special events with the staff.

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Burger King Japan’s Ugly Burgers go head-to-head in a battle for flavour

2021-06-02T01:00:00Z
It’s what’s inside that counts.

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Set Your Palm Ablaze With Hashira Rengoku’s New SMOL Demon Slayer Figure

June 01, 2021 11:03pm CDT
G.E.M Series has unveiled the latest Demon Slayer: Kimestu no Yaiba palm-sized figure

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Kappa Sushi’s newest menu item is just sushi rice, but we’re not that mad about it, honestly

2021-06-02T03:00:00Z
Kappa Sushi is revitalizing its sushi…starting with its rice!

Master Ball bug cage lets you finally catch even the most powerful insects out there

2021-06-02T05:00:00Z
Forget capturing Mewtwo, it’s time to snatch some beetles!

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New contraption from Japan lets you cook paper-thin egg omelets in your microwave

2021-06-02T14:00:00Z
Use it to make crepes, rice omelets, or decorations for your bento lunchbox!

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We buy Vladimir Putin chocolate from the Red Square Russian shop in Tokyo

2021-06-02T15:00:00Z
President Putin chocolate is one of five recommended items you can buy at this specialty food store.

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Bukkake udon gets a new name in the U.S.A. from Marugame Udon

2021-06-02T16:15:00Z
Traditional Japanese noodle dish now has a codeword-style moniker.

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Pretty Rice Grown by “Idol Time Pripara” Yui Yumekawa is Now Available for Pre-order

June 02, 2021 7:10pm CDT
The rice-loving idol has served as a tourism ambassador in Akita

Cuddle Your Own Life-Sized Real-Life Slowpoke With New Huge Pokémon Plush

June 03, 2021 12:37am CDT
The hefty 'mon comes at a hefty price!

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$450 Seiko Watch Celebrates Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th Anniversary

June 03, 2021 5:35am CDT
Watch is limited to 3,000 pieces and due out mid-August

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New Pokémon x McDonald’s collaboration features Pikachu on milkshakes and desserts in Japan!

2021-06-03T13:00:00Z
Limited-edition series is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds.

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An umbrella to keep your backpack dry is just the thing we need this rainy season

2021-06-03T16:00:00Z
No more wet backs and soggy backpacks with this umbrella!

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VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes to Find Out How Anime Merch Gets Made

June 03, 2021 1:30pm CDT
What goes into something like the CRLoves collections?

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New Yakult desserts now available at special concept store in Tokyo

2021-06-04T01:00:00Z
Yakult’s first foray into the sweets world proves Lactobacillus can be decadently delicious.

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Lucky Rocky Chicken: The place to go for epic fried chicken sandwiches in Tokyo

2021-06-04T15:00:00Z
Buttermilk fried chicken is just the start of what makes this new fast food joint so wonderful.

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Cup Noodle aims to save 33 tons of plastic waste annually with one small change

2021-06-04T17:30:00Z
The effect of this small change really shows Nissin’s reach around the world.

Ramen vending machine in Tokyo satisfies noodle and gyoza cravings at any time of day or night

2021-06-05T05:00:00Z
New “Dohiemon” vending machine introduces us to the future of ramen.

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Educational Magazine Gives Kids Tools to Make Their Own Copying Toast from Doraemon

posted on 2021-06-05 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Pre-orders for Transformers Merch are Now Open at animate International, Shipping Worldwide

Jun 5th 2021

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Iguro and Tokito Join the Adorable Demon Slayer “Look Up” Figure Line

June 05, 2021 6:40pm CDT
Check out palm-sized Serpent and Mist Hashira toys from Premium Bandai

Misato’s Room From Evangelion Gets Recreated in Tokyo Sake Store

June 06, 2021 5:52am CDT
Beer, sake, and all!

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Onikun: Epic onigiri so big they’re half demon, half rice ball

2021-06-06T15:00:00Z
Exciting range includes a new take on the rice burger, and it’s only available at one convenience store chain.

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One Piece’s Wano Arc Inspires T-Shirt Line at Uniqlo US

posted on 2021-06-06 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Available online, in stores from June 10

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Japanese fashion brand Heather releases line for people 5 feet and under

2021-06-07T02:00:00Z
Cute clothing for petites that doesn’t need alterations? We’re all for it.

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Recreating the greatest betrayal of the samurai era with the Honnoji Incident papercraft kit【Pics】

2021-06-07T02:30:00Z
Over 400 years ago, a temple in Kyoto suddenly became the site of a battle that would change Japanese history forever.

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“Beef Candy” blurs the line between sukiyaki and candy

2021-06-07T03:00:00Z
The great taste of simmered meat with all the longevity of a Tic Tac.

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Hmmm no life sized Misato figure ………

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Demon Slayer and Pizza-La Cook Up a Tasty Collaboration

June 07, 2021 5:23am CDT
Let’s hope it was cooked in an oven, and not via breathing techniques

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UNIQLO Teams Up with JUJUTSU KAISEN for Second UT Collaboration

June 07, 2021 9:00am CDT
Yuji Itadori and other characters from the series return for more on June 24

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LiSA Enters Invincible Zone in Energy Drink CM featuring Her New Song “RUNAWAY”

June 07, 2021 7:50pm CDT
Her debut’s 10th anniversary album “LADYBUG” ranked 2nd in the weekly charts

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Bandai releases a retro item with zodiac signs in gachapon capsule toy form…but what is it?

2021-06-08T01:00:00Z
This little device could almost always be found in cafés in Japan throughout the latter part of the Showa Period (1926-1989).

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Starbucks Japan releases a surprise Chocolate Tea Cake Frappuccino【Taste Test】

2021-06-08T03:00:00Z
New drink appears in stores without any prior notice.

Is It Wrong to Wear a Hestia-Inspired Wristwatch in a Dungeon?

June 08, 2021 8:56am CDT
Hestia Familia emblem is on the dial of the latest from U-TREASURE

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Final Attack on Titan Manga Volume Launches with Commemorative Goods

June 08, 2021 1:27pm CDT
Volume 34 arrived in Japan today in one regular and two special editions

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Curry Bread Cider: A drink with an unforgettable aftertaste【Taste Test】

2021-06-09T03:00:00Z
Sure we love Japanese Curry Pan, but do we love to drink it?

Japan creates world’s first edible face mask…from melon bread

2021-06-09T05:00:00Z
Protect yourself from the virus while breathing in the sweet aroma of Japanese melon pan.

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Attack on Titan Watch Serves Up a Grim Reminder of the Time

June 09, 2021 8:40am CDT
U-TREASURE watch is set to ship this November, priced at ¥29,700

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Raise a Glass to Getter Robo Arc with Limited-Edition Getter Wine

June 09, 2021 2:46pm CDT
Change Getter responsibly

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Ness’ Earthbound hat comes to the real world thanks to New Era, Earthbound popup store on the way

2021-06-10T01:00:00Z
Quirky classic Nintendo video game inspires fashionable caps and gigantic plushie of franchise’s mascot creature.

Get Your Hands on a Life-Sized Replica of Eugeo’s Blue Rose Sword from Sword Art Online Alicization

June 10, 2021 3:17am CDT
The real-life sword will be ready to wield in November

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Michelin Guide gyoza in Tokyo: Worthy of the accolade?

2021-06-10T06:00:00Z
We put these internationally lauded dumplings to the test.

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We visit Japan’s new Sriracha vending machines to get our spicy red-sauce fix【Pics】

2021-06-10T15:00:00Z
Once hard to find in Japan, now it’s super convenient!

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This delicious naan-focaccia combination is the one thing we want for dessert right now【SoraKitchen】

2021-06-11T01:30:00Z
We experiment with three different mixes to satisfy our particularly peculiar cravings!

Japan’s first pulled pork specialty store opens in Tokyo

2021-06-11T05:00:00Z
Will Toasty Guys satisfy our cravings for quality sauce and smoky flavours?

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Surprise in store for fans as beloved virtual pet franchise Tamagotchi approaches 25th birthday

2021-06-11T06:00:00Z
What’s cracking this time?

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Shueisha Sees 3 Demon Slayer Trademarks Refused for Not Being ‘Distinctive Enough’

June 11, 2021 4:29am CDT
The three Hashira trademarks went through just fine, though the main leads weren’t lucky enough

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Netflix Launches Online Shop for Yasuke, Eden Merch

posted on 2021-06-11 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Hikikomori demo Live ga Shitai! ~Super Mafumafu World 2021 @Tokyo Dome~ ONLINE Event Merch Available for International Fans at Animate International

Jun 11th 2021

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This super-compact raincoat from one of Japan’s 100-yen stores can literally fit in your pocket

2021-06-12T01:00:00Z
No more getting caught by surprise in the rain!

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Digimon Tamers Commemorates 20th Anniversary With Popup Stores

posted on 2021-06-12 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Vivisect Your Fears With This Life-Sized Pochita Plush From Chainsaw Man

posted on 2021-06-12 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

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New Chogokin Figure Brings Yokohama’s Walking Gundam to You

June 12, 2021 4:05pm CDT
The GUNDAM RX-78 F00 is now available for pre-order on Premium Bandai

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Booze made from wood coming soon in Japan

2021-06-12T23:30:00Z
I think that I shall never drink a double as lovely as a tree.

Figurama Collectors Reveals the World’s First Dragon Ball Super Resin Statue

Jun 13th 2021

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Final Fantasy VII silicone mold lets you make Buster Sword chocolates, ice cubes in your freezer

2021-06-13T09:00:00Z
Cloud’s iconic weapon is ready to help quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Crowdfunding opens on Japanese version of a gadget that makes any canned beer easier to drink

2021-06-13T17:45:00Z
Turn even the cheapest convenience store beer into a classy little beer cup with this device!

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New Re:ZERO Figures Reimagine Rem and Ram in a Futuristic Neon City

June 13, 2021 2:05pm CDT
The SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE FIGURE releases will be available for pre-order starting this month

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Yokohama’s Walking Gundam Recreated as 1/48-Scale Light-Up Bust

June 13, 2021 4:05pm CDT
Pre-orders are now open for the collectible on Premium Bandai

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Does this “Mother Milk” eau de toilette really smell like a newborn baby? We ask a baby

2021-06-14T01:00:00Z
A sniff test reveals surprising results.

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Mr. Sato’s day made from this gacha capsule toy with a special surprise【Pics】

2021-06-14T03:30:00Z
Sometimes it’s the small things that light up our day.

Don’t Miss animate USA’s Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Promotional Event

Jun 14th 2021

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The Argonavis from BanG Dream! AAside Spring Fair is Coming to animate USA

Jun 14th 2021

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Happy Father’s Day, Japan-style with the Asahi Super Dry beer tower set【Photos】

2021-06-14T05:00:00Z
After going to all the trouble to raise you, doesn’t Dad probably need more than just a six-pack?

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Sinisterly delicious wine from Attack on Titan anime now on sale in real-world Japan

2021-06-14T16:00:00Z
Winemaker promises no monstrous side effects.

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We try some “raw” dorayaki from Kyoto and are overwhelmed with its thickness

2021-06-14T17:45:00Z
It’d be hard to find a sweet as girthy as this one!

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Japanese YouTuber tests out homemade Water Cake three different ways【Video】

2021-06-15T01:30:00Z
Find out which ingredient will give you the transparent treat you’re looking for.

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How easy is it to win super expensive Japanese whisky at a gacha machine in Tokyo?

2021-06-15T02:00:00Z
So determined to win rare full-sized Hibiki and Yamazaki whiskies we’re willing to spend over US$300 for them.

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Tokyo luxury hotel teams up with Cup Noodle for 50th anniversary ramen cocktails and course meals

2021-06-15T03:00:00Z
‘Cause what better way to celebrate turning 50 than with some “noods”?

We snag sleek T-shirts celebrating JR Higashi-Nakano Station’s 115th year in operation

2021-06-15T14:00:00Z
Mr. Sato is never one to pass up a good T-shirt–especially one that salutes his home train line!

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Animals weighing themselves are Japan’s newest line of strangely relatable capsule toys figures

2021-06-15T17:30:00Z
We know how you feel, panda.

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Crowd-funded hakama roomwear doubled its funding goal, is now available to everyone

2021-06-16T01:00:00Z
The “Yuru Hakama” are here to keep you comfy and stylish at home!

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Are you brave enough to wear Thanko’s new Folding Umbrella Sometimes Poncho?

2021-06-16T02:00:00Z
When staying dry is more important than the way you look.

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“The best curry I’ve ever had in my life, ever” comes from a Tokyo curry vending machine

2021-06-16T03:00:00Z
There’s a lot of great curry inside this machine, but one in particular is really something special.