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Starbucks Japan’s tongue-twister Frappuccino aims to bring smiles for summer…outside of summer

2022-04-08T05:00:00Z
Starbucks starts setting the seasons according to its own calendar.

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Shibuya Pop-Up Shop Celebrates 25 Years of Revolutionary Girl Utena

April 08, 2022 2:24pm CDT
Shirts, acrylic standees, and more will be available for a limited time

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In the search for the perfect crunchy cream puff, we try Beard Papa’s new cookie-topped choux

2022-04-09T01:00:00Z
Topped with langue de chat cookie dough and then baked, this cream puff has promise, but is it enough?

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New capsule toy series shows just how different Denny’s Japan’s menu is

2022-04-07T15:00:00Z

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Channel your inner fox with a fox mask from Komendo

2022-04-07T15:00:00Z

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Save time AND water by turning your shower into a bath with this nifty Japanese gadget

2022-04-09T05:00:00Z
Relax while you wash with this innovative shower head!

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Why is it so hard to find hot sake in convenience stores in Japan?

2022-04-10T09:00:00Z
Some like it hot, but can’t find it easily.

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Japan’s Top 7 alternative “Regional Burgers”

2022-04-10T15:00:00Z
Taste your next travel destination with one of these bold and beautiful burgers.

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You Can Still Vote For 2023’s Snow Miku & Rabbit Yukine Design

posted on 2022-04-10 13:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee
Get your vote in before tomorrow!

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Jujutsu Kaisen Gets Lotte, Dolce & Gabbana Collabs

posted on 2022-04-10 14:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee
Fashion line will reveal more on April 15

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Solo sukiyaki! Cook-in-the-counter hot pot is newest way to treat yourself to great food in Tokyo

2022-04-10T17:30:00Z
Yakiniku Like wants to make sukiyaki something you can eat even if none of your friends are in the mood.

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“Kiwi-flavored” bananas Kiwi’na spotted at Japanese supermarkets

2022-04-11T03:15:00Z
Do you really Kiwi’na hurt me?

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Haikyu!! and Monster Hunter Team Up for Feastful Anime Collaboration

April 11, 2022 6:15am CDT
The two franchises come together at the Capcom Cafe this month!

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Japanese fish cheesecake: is it more of a fishy cake, or a cakey fish?【Taste Test】

2022-04-11T13:00:00Z
Our taste buds were a little confused by what we were eating.

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Jujutsu Kaisen x Pui Pui Molcar April Fool’s Joke Is Now a Real Thing

posted on 2022-04-11 12:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee

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The one place in Japan where you can buy epic, super-long dango sweets

2022-04-11T17:30:00Z
Sword-like sweets take the phrase “hana yori dango” to a whole new level.

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Tokyo Sushi for US 8 cents a piece (as long as you also want a beer) makes us believe in miracles

2022-04-12T01:00:00Z
Oedo Sushi makes us an offer we can’t, and would never want to, refuse

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Takoyaki sushi rolls at popular Japanese chain take California rolls to a whole new level

2022-04-12T03:00:00Z
It’s not the only weird sushi this conveyor belt restaurant has created.

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“A stunning display of exceptional talent!”: Japanese traditional woodcarver will captivate you

2022-04-11T15:00:00Z

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Ramune & pineapple chuhais are coming to liven up your fireworks and beach parties this summer

2022-04-11T15:00:00Z

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We put together a 10-yen (US 8-cent) outfit on Amazon Japan…and problems ensued【Photos】

2022-04-12T13:00:00Z
The limits of bargain-hunting aren’t the only things getting stretched.

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Razor company Schick Japan to to promote body positivity by discarding the phrase “unwanted hair”

2022-04-12T15:00:00Z
Schick doesn’t want you thinking about body hair as a bad thing!

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Cardcaptor Sakura Inspires a Magical Home Décor Collection

April 12, 2022 12:32pm CDT
Lamps, glasses, jewelry boxes, and more are now available for pre-order

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We find one simple ingredient that makes bland carbonara totally delicious 【SoraKitchen】

2022-04-13T03:00:00Z
The best part is that it’s not hard to find, and you only need a dash of it!

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Pooping has never been more dramatic than it is with this Japanese toilet “sound shogun”【Video】

2022-04-13T13:00:00Z
Turn the call of nature into a call to adventure!

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Channel your favorite Pokémon with new Pokémon-inspired nail polish colors

2022-04-13T17:30:00Z
Both adults and children can celebrate their love of Pokémon through nail polish with this line!

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Fate/Extra Illustrator Arco Wada Gets Artbook, Exhibition

posted on 2022-04-13 18:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
July exhibit will celebrate game’s 12th anniversary

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best scallop sushi?【Taste test】

2022-04-14T03:00:00Z
Scallops step up to the plate in our latest sushi showdown.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new tongue-twister Frappuccino

2022-04-14T03:30:00Z
The taste of a Japanese summer festival in a cup!

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Anno Hideaki’s “Shin Ultraman” tag teams with McDonald’s on “Shin Tatsuta” chicken burger

2022-04-12T15:00:00Z

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Japanese pizza chain now delivers pizza for dogs so pets aren’t left out on takeout night

2022-04-12T15:00:00Z

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Electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty developed by Meiji University

2022-04-14T17:30:00Z
Experimental utensils make food shockingly delicious.

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Lucky sushi rolls coming to Kansai Aeon stores again for “Summer Setsubun”

2022-04-15T01:00:00Z
It’s always lucky when ehomaki roll into town!

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Japan’s new “Takoyaki? Burger” reimagines takoyaki for the fast food world

2022-04-15T03:00:00Z
“Huh? Takoyaki?!” is the perfect tagline for this weird new offering.

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Japanese confectionery shop continues Disney cake set series with adorable Peter Pan desserts

2022-04-14T15:00:00Z

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Detective Conan’s iconic dark ‘Criminal’ figure makes debut as wagashi in cute sweets trio

2022-04-14T15:00:00Z

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You can now carry your goods with a clingy Japanese giant salamander backpack

2022-04-14T15:00:00Z

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Original “spice mix for food terrorism” supervised by solo camper & Vtuber Lilo-Shi

2022-04-14T15:00:00Z

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Fill your belly at the Starbucks all-you-can-eat buffet!

2022-04-15T05:00:00Z
Pull on your comfy pants because there’s no time limits at this restaurant.

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Crayon Shin-Chan Deodorant Ad Claims To Cure Hiroshi’s Smelly Feet

posted on 2022-04-15 09:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Perhaps the highest endorsement possible for a hygiene product

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The Fruit of Evolution Isekai Anime Gets Into NFTs

posted on 2022-04-15 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
The “animal fantasy” series will distribute 100 unique NFTs via OpenSea

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This shaping underwear from Uniqlo is better than a diet and only costs 990 yen

2022-04-16T01:00:00Z
Who needs to lose weight when shapewear can do the work for you?

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ARTFX J Tengen Uzui from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Apr 16th 2022

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Lupin III Will Steal Away Your Tired Eyes

posted on 2022-04-16 09:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Collab campaign with Lion Corporation’s Smile eyedrops features original story, quiz

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Karaage-kun pouches sold bundled with a magazine chronicling the fried chicken balls’ history

2022-04-18T02:00:00Z
Feed your mind and fashion sense with this stylishly simulated snack.

How bad can the lowest rated three-piece suit from Amazon be?

2022-04-18T14:00:00Z
The fact that there were only two pieces was a really bad start.

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UNIQLO Teams up with Final Fantasy for 35th Anniversary Shirt Line

April 18, 2022 10:46am CDT
New tees will be available for all main games, including the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI

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Here’s what happens when you mix all 53 kinds of Muji curry into one crazy super curry【Taste test】

2022-04-19T01:00:00Z
When choosing what type of Muji instant curry to eat today, the answer we came up with in the SoraKitchen is “All of them.”

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best tai sushi?【Taste test】

2022-04-19T03:00:00Z
Only one of these lucky fish uses a special and highly lauded preparation method.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Officially Licensed Fashion Items

Apr 19th 2022

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Experience the Flavors of Ichiraku Ramen with the Naruto Shippuden Automatic Rice Cooker

Apr 19th 2022

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Delinquent Comedy Cromartie High School Now Has Its Own Perfume

April 19, 2022 4:08pm CDT
Fairytail Parfum collab also includes bath and body, home, and decorative goods

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Godzilla turns your signature into King of the Signatures with kaiju personal seals in Japan【Pics】

2022-04-19T02:30:00Z
Multiple generations of Godzilla and his friends and foes can be part of your signature.

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Baskin Robbins Japan to mark ‘shincha’ season by releasing brand new caramel matcha flavour

2022-04-17T15:00:00Z

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Japanese pancake house teams up with Sanrio on adorable menu featuring Pompompurin and more

2022-04-17T15:00:00Z

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Enjoy delicious sushi at home with Minato Aqua!

2022-04-18T15:00:00Z

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Japanese artist’s miniature pop-up doll houses amaze with details and lights

2022-04-18T15:00:00Z

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We test out the portable shower backpack Amazon recommended to us (which also only has two stars)

2022-04-20T06:00:00Z
Why was this product recommended over others with better reviews? We try to find out.

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Japan’s Family Mart selling rainbow socks, rainbow-package fried chicken as show of LGBTQ support

2022-04-20T12:00:00Z
Portion of revenue to be donated to advocacy groups.

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Yoshi transformation hoodie gives you the stylish look of Super Mario’s dino pal【Photos】

2022-04-20T17:30:00Z
Japanese fashion brand teams up with Nintendo for Colorful Yoshi Collection roomwear line.

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Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE and Summer Wars Inspire New Watches and Apparel

*April 20, 2022 1:59pm CDT&
Good heavens, would you look at the time

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Ramen broth, but without ramen noodles? Japan’s Nadai Fujisoba takes soba to a bold new place

2022-04-21T01:00:00Z
Does soba pair well with ramen broth? And will our expectations of the presentation meet reality?

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Japanese oden maker revolutionises the way we eat at home…with a few adjustments

2022-04-21T02:00:00Z
New kitchen gadget lets you live out your 7-Eleven oden dreams at home.

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“Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day” pop-up cafe aligns perfectly with the breezy spring season we’re having

2022-04-19T15:00:00Z

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Japanese artist turns a favorite traditional summer treat into a kawaii bracelet

2022-04-19T15:00:00Z

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Smell like a Demon Slayer (or a Demon) with new line of Kimetsu no Yaiba fragrances

2022-04-21T03:00:00Z
Ever wondered what a Demon Slayer smells like? Now’s your chance to find out!

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Domino’s Pizza launches ‘Sanchoku Pizza’ series spotlighting local Japanese ‘farm-fresh’ ingredients

2022-04-20T15:00:00Z

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Movic Reveals Made-To-Order Bas-Relief Egyptian God Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

April 21, 2022 6:57am CDT
Pre-orders for limited edition character goods are currently available from KAIBA CORPORATION STORE

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Photos of Complete Strangers: Japan’s newt strange, and strangely compelling, capsule toys【Pics】

2022-04-21T16:30:00Z
Unusual concept is a hit, with a second line on the way.

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Natsume’s Book of Friends’ Nyanko-Sensei Inspires Adorable Paw Brush

posted on 2022-04-21 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Tsujiri matcha, roasted soy flour mochi & syrup featured in McDonald’s Japan’s new shake & pie

2022-04-20T15:00:00Z

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Japanese convenience store FamilyMart makes its sandwiches better inside and out

2022-04-20T15:00:00Z

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“Salsa & Avocado Smoky Whopper” kickstarts Burger King Japan’s new Smoky Whopper lineup

2022-04-20T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s longest-running okonomiyaki joint and the birthplace of Hiroshima style — We visit both

2022-04-22T01:30:00Z
A delicious battle of regional styles results in one full stomach.

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22 new kinds of Pokémon apparel coming soon from popular T-shirt brand Graniph

2022-04-22T03:00:00Z
Lots of different Pokémon featured on many different kinds of shirts and dresses make for plenty of variety for your wardrobe!

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Get a 1-Up With New Coca-Cola Japan and Super Nintendo World Collab

April 22, 2022 2:34am CDT
Coke to release a new can bottle featuring the theme park

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New McDonald’s burgers pay homage to an icon of the kaiju genre

2022-04-22T17:30:00Z
A favourite returns…with some surprising new ingredients.

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Attack on Titan Reveals Collabs With Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, 100Thieves’ Higround

April 22, 2022 4:00pm CDT
Dim Mak collection launches on April 23 at midnight ET, Higround drops in the coming weeks

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Japanese “pilgrimage books” have cute colorful covers made of traditional Fujiyama Ori fabric

2022-04-21T15:00:00Z

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Ghibli teams up with famous Japanese ceramics brand Noritake for release of limited-edition Totoro mug

2022-04-21T15:00:00Z

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Naruto and Jordan Brand Collaboration Officially Announced

April 22, 2022 8:11pm CDT
New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson to be NBA partner in the collab

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Taste-testing the Strawberry Mango Oolong Tea at Starbucks Taiwan

2022-04-23T05:00:00Z
How does the earthy taste of oolong tea pair with fruity flavors?

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Never waste time arguing about what to eat for dinner again with Japan’s Six Noodle Dice【Photos】

2022-04-24T09:30:00Z
It’s not a gamble when all of the outcomes are delicious.

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Bulk-buying otaku has heart broken by Spy x Family Gum【Video】

2022-04-24T15:00:00Z
Anime tie-in turns out, unexpectedly, to be exactly what it promised.

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New “wet” potato chips revolutionise the snack industry in Japan

2022-04-24T17:30:00Z
Not in Japan to try them? We’ve got you covered with a hack to make wet chips at home, no matter where you are in the world!

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Square-Enix Continues Masterline Statue Series With Final Fantasy VI Statue Priced at $11K USD

April 24, 2022 2:02pm CDT
Statue created under direct supervision of Yoshitaka Amano

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McDonald’s teams up with local confectioners for new lineup of very Japanese desserts

2022-04-25T01:30:00Z
Schoolgirls step in to represent Tokyo, Kyoto, and a surprise outsider for this surprising collection.

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Deep-fried delight – Taste testing the menchi katsu from four Japanese convenience store chains

2022-04-25T03:00:00Z
Four chains, five cutlets, and one very full stomach.

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We make chashu in just eight minutes, thanks to Kaldi’s microwaveable roast pork【Taste Test】

2022-04-25T05:00:00Z
“Quick” and “easy” are not words usually associated with roast pork… until now!

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EXCLUSIVE: UNICO: AWAKENING Kickstarter Reveals Special Reward Prints from Renowned Artists

April 25, 2022 11:00am CDT
Kamome Shirahama, Akira Himekawa and more draw special prints for the new campaign

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Walk with Giants in Fancy Attack on Titan-Inspired Shoes

April 25, 2022 2:55pm CDT
Six new designs have arrived based on the lead cast

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Japanese Department Store PARCO Prepares Expensive And Life-Size Atelier Sophie 2 Statues

April 25, 2022 5:23pm CDT
Statues hit 5 figures with lottery for even larger one-off piece

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Our reporter dishes on the differences between sushi from Ginza Kyubey and Sushiro【Taste test】

2022-04-26T01:00:00Z
Yuuichiro explores the similarities and dissimilarities of sushi from an upscale restaurant in Tokyo and an inexpensive conveyor belt sushi chain.

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Mochi Kirby and Warp Star wagashi come to convenience stores for character’s 30th anniversary

2022-04-24T15:00:00Z

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Ministop brings Okinawan cuisine to Japanese convenience stores with Okinawa Fair

2022-04-24T15:00:00Z

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Find Your Cute Ninja Way in Naruto x Sanrio Collab Character Goods

April 26, 2022 6:18am CDT
Mini-towels and acrylic key chains can be purchased via random drawing from Premium Bandai

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GOOD SMILE Prepares to Launch Massive Giant Robo MODEROID Figure

April 26, 2022 10:39am CDT
Big robot comes with little Daisaku

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Origami folded by gyaru – The first capsule toy it’s impossible to get a complete set of【Photos】

2022-04-26T15:30:00Z
Flock of cranes folded by flashy women comes with a side of philosophy.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best squid sushi?【Taste test】

2022-04-26T17:30:00Z
We’re going beyond fish today with a four-way maika faceoff.

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We visit the new Japan branch of Wayback Burgers, try their vegan set, notice a big problem

2022-04-27T01:30:00Z
Why does being eco-conscious have to be so hard?

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Kamekame Sours gummies aim for “high brand” chic in seaweed-themed gift campaign

2022-04-25T15:00:00Z

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Ward off rain and sun with refreshing Japanese retro cream soda umbrellas

2022-04-25T15:00:00Z

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Japan loves Gashapon so much they now have Gashapon machine Gashapons!

2022-04-25T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s too cute to eat “Louis Vuitton” pig cakes hide a clever pun in their name

2022-04-25T15:00:00Z

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7-Eleven now has make-it-yourself smoothies in Japan, and they’re amazing

2022-04-27T05:00:00Z
New machine in stores makes life very convenient.

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The world’s biggest Muji store opened in Hiroshima, and we went to check it out!

2022-04-28T01:00:00Z
Over 7,500 products, locally sourced produce and food, eco-friendly initiatives…this Muji is amazing!

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Japanese fruits sandwich specialty store teams up with Sanrio for cutest pastel menu

2022-04-26T15:00:00Z

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This way of eating Japanese style rice with egg will blow your mind

2022-04-26T15:00:00Z

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Fabulously fluffy custard brûlée pancakes and other exceptional egg-centric fare at Tamagoya

2022-04-26T15:00:00Z

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Burger King brings back popular Big Mouth Burgers in Japan with 8-bacon slice behemoth

2022-04-26T15:00:00Z

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7-Eleven Japan’s surprisingly gourmet pudding is layered caramel delight

2022-04-26T15:00:00Z

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Family Mart’s ‘Drinkable Black Thunder’ turns one of Japan’s most popular chocolates into a frappe

2022-04-27T15:00:00Z

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BTS’s TinyTAN Cafe comes to Japan for the first time with adorable menu and afternoon tea

2022-04-27T15:00:00Z

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Pettable Pokémon, transforming Mario ghost latte art made by amazing Japanese artist【Videos】

2022-04-28T05:00:00Z
What, like anyone would be able to resist giving this guy a few belly pats?

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Exclusive Dragon Ball Super Funko Pop! Hits the Crunchyroll Store!

April 28, 2022 12:00pm CDT
Whis (Eating Noodles) Is Now Available

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Dream of becoming a dog granted by ultra lifelike collie suit in Japan

2022-04-27T15:00:00Z

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Vividly colored cute ice cream float that you can’t drink!

2022-04-27T15:00:00Z

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Turn your t-shirt into a framed picture with Japanese brand’s stylish tee framing kit

2022-04-27T15:00:00Z

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New Dragon Ball Movie collaborates with Oreo Cookies!

2022-04-27T15:00:00Z

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Mix-and-matching Yoshinoya, Matsuya, and Sukiya to create the ultimate beef bowl【Taste test】

2022-04-29T03:00:00Z
We tear the Big Three’s gyudon apart to see if we can rebuild them into something better.

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