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Weird Japanese vending machine find of the day: Cream in cans?

2022-04-29T05:00:00Z
You’ll only find one thing in this machine, and it’s heaven for cream lovers.

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We eat a canned omelette from a Japanese vending machine and hope for the best

2022-04-29T18:00:00Z
Fingers crossed this dashimaki doesn’t end up looking as old as the machine that sold it.

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Enjoy Tea with the Yamayurikai at Maria Watches Over Us Collab Café

April 29, 2022 1:56pm CDT
Stellamap Café prepares tea party menu and MariMite goods

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Bandai Spirits to Build New Hobby Center Factory

posted on 2022-04-29 15:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Company seeks to acquire 14,895 square meter space for planned 2024 factory launch

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Voice Actor Eiji Takeuchi to Release His First Photo Book on June 29

April 29, 2022 8:15pm CDT
The voice of Ken Sudou (Classroom of the Elite), Nobutaka Osanai (Tokyo Revengers)

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Japan’s Slime ice cream will Heal you since it’s a Dragon Quest tie-up with Baskin-Robbins Japan

2022-04-30T01:00:00Z
Slimes drawn near! Command? Eat them, of course!

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Sign documents with a little help from Godzilla with kaiju personalised seals

2022-04-28T15:00:00Z

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Timmy appears for first time ever in Nara’s ‘nature doughnuts’ Shaun the Sheep lineup

2022-04-28T15:00:00Z

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New Saizeriya gacha toys make us severely regret our life choices as we defy rules of probability

2022-04-30T05:00:00Z
New set of Saizeriya gacha turns from ‘let’s collect them all‘ into ‘this feels like torture‘.

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New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan

2022-04-30T16:30:00Z
Making melon bread, and curry bread, just got a whole lot easier.

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Sanrio announces celestial-inspired collaboration cafe at site of Japan’s ‘number 1 starry sky view’

2022-04-29T15:00:00Z

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Pokemon Shirts debut Diamond and Pearl designs for their business casual shirt lineup

2022-04-29T15:00:00Z

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Floresta celebrates Japan’s special May days with doughnuts inspired by traditional decorations

2022-04-29T15:00:00Z

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Pancakes inspired by Evangelion characters are the perfect desserts for lovers of classic anime

2022-04-29T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s Donald Duck Cafe has the cutest menu with summery and colourful nautical theme

2022-04-29T15:00:00Z

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Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in a vintage kimono with Taisho Roman plan at Hotel Gajoen

2022-04-29T15:00:00Z

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Gelato Pique’s SUPER MARIO roomwear collection expands with adorable Yoshi additions

2022-04-29T15:00:00Z

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Taste testing 7-Eleven Japan’s five frozen curries to see which ones nail it

2022-05-01T13:00:00Z
Frozen curry may not sound appetizing, but 7-Eleven can make anything great.

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We try the second round of Mister Donut’s collab with Japanese confectionary maker Gion Tsujiri

2022-05-01T17:40:00Z
Five new types of donuts with matcha and hojicha flavors? Count us in!

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We try a can of Space Mackerel, designed for eating on the ISS by high school students

2022-05-02T01:00:00Z
In space, no one can hear you slurp.

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Muji is selling sake, and it’ll make drinkers feel good in more ways than one

2022-05-02T02:30:00Z
Delicious sake that gives a small town a helping hand is definitely something worth raising a cup to/of.

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Life-sized Kinnikuman tag-team trophy selling for 1.1M yen, no more than 5 will be made

2022-05-02T03:00:00Z
Belts are for losers.

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We tried the new improved egg salad sandwiches at Japanese convenience store FamilyMart

2022-05-01T15:00:00Z

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What a delightful gift! Japanese cookie tins are treasure troves of forest flavors

2022-05-01T15:00:00Z

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Stay back! I’ve just eaten the most intense garlic chips in Japan!

2022-05-02T15:00:00Z

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Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time Anime Teams up with PRONTO for Collab Café

May 03, 2022 9:00am CDT
Enjoy coffee and pasta with a Case Closed flair

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Trying 4 of Japanese airline’s retort curries, including ones served in first-class

2022-05-03T13:30:00Z
ANA really doesn’t fool around with flavor.

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Good God what is this hideous anime plushie?!?【Photos】

2022-05-04T01:00:00Z
And believe it or not the function it’s got a function besides “haunt your nightmares.”

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Matcha Fair comes to Ikea with all things green tea

2022-05-04T05:00:00Z
Home furnishings have never been so bittersweet.

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Fashion Brand SuperGroupies Offers CLANNAD Watch and Bags

May 04, 2022 12:25pm CDT
Fashionable goods draw inspiration from Nagisa’s school uniform

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Japan Rail West offering chance to sleep in a platypus’ mouth

2022-05-05T03:00:00Z
Great for fans of strange mammals and/or contactless payment services.

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Cool and cute “Alice’s Peppermint Tea Party” is perfect for summer

2022-05-04T15:00:00Z

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You can now eat Luffy’s Devil Fruit from One Piece as a delicious cake powerup in Japan

2022-05-04T15:00:00Z

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Japanese convenience store fried chicken stays undefeated with tartar sauce stuffed nuggets

2022-05-04T15:00:00Z

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Sailor Moon celebrates 30 years with beautiful purse, accessory lines from Samantha Group【Pics】

2022-05-05T15:00:00Z
Four Samantha brands are participating!

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Tokyo’s new 3D printed chocolate bites give Golden Week a new texture

2022-05-05T15:00:00Z

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You Might Get Stretchy Powers With This Real-Life One Piece Gum-Gum Fruit Cake

May 06, 2022 2:42am CDT
One Piece (of cake!)

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New shoes from Converse will have both kids and adults showing off their love of Pokémon in style

2022-05-06T17:30:00Z
Six Pokémon, ten different designs…how could we choose?!

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American visits Japan, wonders why McDonald’s only sells beef bowls, not burgers

2022-05-07T13:20:00Z
A visit to this unusual branch reveals the mystery behind the burgerless McDonald’s.

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McDonald’s Japan’s newest east-meets-west dessert, the Shingen Mochi Pie is here, but is it good?

2022-05-07T23:45:00Z
Trying out the taste of Yamanashi at the Golden Arches.

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Starbucks Taiwan’s new Mango on the Beach Frappuccino is full of fun, summery vibes

2022-05-08T05:00:00Z
A delicious tropical dessert drink with a beachy appeal…the perfect drink for summer!

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FuRyu Offers Poseable Teddy Demon Plushies from Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

May 08, 2022 6:46am CDT
Made-to-order figures based on cuddly characters created by Kagiji Kumanomata begin shipping in September

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Kill la Kill Heroines Join the HELLO! GOOD SMILE Figure Line

May 08, 2022 7:14am CDT
Chibi-shaped figures feature creative direction by art director Shigeto Koyama

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

2022-05-08T13:30:00Z
Looking for egg-celence at Japan’s big four kaitenzushi restaurants.

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Tokyo Skytree Reveals Its JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Décor and Menu

May 08, 2022 1:36pm CDT
Order some Ora Ora Omurice or a Jolyne ice cream cake and check out the displays

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Plushie versions of ancient Japanese protection charms are our new favourite capsule toys

2022-05-09T03:00:00Z
Haniwa and dogu are now available in plushie form!

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Japan’s Barbie, Licca-chan is going camping with a new outdoor set

2022-05-08T15:00:00Z

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Too cute sushi scratching posts turns cats into purrfect sushi chefs

2022-05-08T15:00:00Z

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Which Japanese conveyer belt sushi chain has the best steamed egg custard? 【Taste test】

2022-05-09T05:00:00Z
Go for the sushi, stay for the eggs.

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Free! Boys Make a Splash as Official Ambassadors for Mizuno Swimwear

May 09, 2022 5:00am EDT
Special illustration featuring Ikuya, Haruka, Rin and Sosuke was unveiled

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Show You’re a JUJUTSU KAISEN Fan with a JUJUTSU KAISEN Fan

May 09, 2022 8:09am CDT
The Ichi teams up with Premium Bandai to release traditional folding fans in nine styles

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Attack On Titan Gets Elaborate Hanafuda Playing Card Set To Commemorate Final Season

May 09, 2022 9:38am CDT
Manufacturer Charaditional aims set at adult fans

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Japan’s most punk rock candy store can be found in Tokyo

2022-05-09T15:00:00Z
Owner is easily the coolest clown around.

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The Boys of Banana Fish Are Now Cuddly Plushies Who Travel with You

May 09, 2022 10:20am CDT
New Chokonto! plush doll duo is wired to hang on tight to you, your desk, or your bag

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2022 Uniqlo global T-shirt contest reveals winning designs of Snoopy and the gang

2022-05-09T18:00:00Z
The 11 winning entries were selected from 14,000 total submissions centered around Peanuts characters and will go on sale later this month.

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Nichijou - My Ordinary Life Cafe Gives People the Chance to Snack on Sakamoto

May 09, 2022 8:25pm CDT
The cafe brings Its surreal comedy to Tokyo Skytree

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We try canned oyster okonomiyaki, a food we didn’t even know existed【Taste Test】

2022-05-10T01:30:00Z
Savory seafood pancakes from a can don’t exactly sound appetizing, but will we eat our words?

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Ikea Japan’s ‘Matcha Fair’ lets green tea fans enjoy afternoon tea and more while furniture shopping

2022-05-08T15:00:00Z

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Life-size Pikachu figure that wirelessly charges electronics fills us with joy/jealousy【Video】

2022-05-10T13:30:00Z
And he’s not the only Electric-type Pokémon that can juice up your real-world phone.

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New Anime Apparel Has Landed in the Crunchyroll Store!

May 10, 2022 3:00pm CDT
Looking for the latest threads? We got you!

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Is this spicy Japanese condiment the secret to making desserts more delicious?【Taste test】

2022-05-11T01:15:00Z
We heard yuzu kosho can spice up our desserts, so we put it to the test.

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Hamster shirt in Japan has “surreally adorable” message

2022-05-09T15:00:00Z

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Hold SPY x FAMILY’s Anya in the Palm of Your Hand in This Adorable SMOL Rukappu Figure

May 10, 2022 10:07pm CDT
The anime adaptation of the domestic espionage manga streams on Crunchyroll

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My summer kimono Totoro! Ghibli mascot and Kiki co-star grace beautiful anime yukata【Photos】

2022-05-11T05:00:00Z
Finally, a way to spend the whole summer with Totoro!

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You Can Build This Gunpla In the Bath (Theoretically)

posted on 2022-05-11 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
New Bikkura Tamago collab bundles Gunpla inside bath bomb

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The end of an era: Sushiro to up the price of 100 yen sushi due to inflation

2022-05-10T15:00:00Z

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Burger King Japan is offering dried ramen instead of French fries in its combo meals

2022-05-12T01:00:00Z
“Would you like ramen with that?”

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Street Fighter Chun-Li now appearing on free prescription record notebooks at Japanese pharmacies

2022-05-12T03:00:00Z
Strongest woman in the world wants you to be the healthiest person in Japan.

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Slithering Japanese tentacle earplugs put your brain under octopus control

2022-05-11T15:00:00Z

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Tokyo Revengers Splashes Down in 5 Tower Records Pop-Up Shops for Summer

May 12, 2022 3:34am CDT
A visual featuring the boys with water guns was revealed

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This tatami mat platform with built-in vibration speakers promises the ultimate sound experience

2022-05-12T17:30:00Z
Don’t just listen to music; feel it with your body!

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In an era of “next-level” foods, these fruit daifuku really do take it to the next level【Taste test】

2022-05-13T01:30:00Z
So many places claim to serve “evolved” food these days, but there are some dishes that actually deserve that description!

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NIJISANJI EN ‘LazuLight 1st Anniversary Goods’ Will Be on Sale at NIJISANJI Official Store from 19:00 May 16, 2022 PDT.

May 12th 2022

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Let’s find out if mixing milk and a lemon-lime soda makes cream soda

2022-05-13T03:00:00Z
Don’t blame us. It wasn’t our idea.

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Spirited Away bath herbs now available at Ghibli exhibition in Japan

2022-05-13T15:20:00Z
Transform from Stink Spirit to River Spirit, just like the god in the anime movie!

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Aoashi Manga Creator Draws Illustrations For Keirin Ad

posted on 2022-05-13 12:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Pink drinks hit different at Starbucks in Japan

2022-05-14T01:00:00Z
We’ll get our pink drinks whatever way we can have them.

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“Kawaii Sugar” from Japan will sweeten your life with cute animals

2022-05-12T15:00:00Z

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Is fancy drinkable yogurt better than regular yogurt for marinating chicken? 【Taste Test】

2022-05-14T05:00:00Z
We use a super thick and delicious product from Niigata to see if it will make our chicken super juicy!

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Kids’ lunch for adults selling for a limited time at Katsuya

2022-05-13T23:30:00Z
Eat like a kid again.

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Does it have the flag in it?

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Eating sushi…from a vending machine? We try Toyama Prefecture’s local delicacy, masuzushi

2022-05-15T05:00:00Z
Our reporter’s unfortunate blunder actually turns out for the best as she discovers a hidden surprise!

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Makers of Azuki Bar report record profits in 2021

2022-05-15T09:00:00Z
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer frozen snack.

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Pizza Hut’s new Oreo pizza is like nothing we’ve ever eaten before

2022-05-15T17:00:00Z
What you’d get if street food, biscuits and pizza had a child together.

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Morinaga’s Milk Caramel: Japan’s most delicious caramels enjoyed since 1913

2022-05-14T15:00:00Z

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Run Girls, Run! Member Coco Hayashi to Celebrate Her 20th Birthday with Memorial Photo Essay Book

May 15, 2022 9:10pm CDT
“I want to aim higher and keep running the path I believe in.”

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Japanese gacha machine sells nostalgic super tiny books, and we tried it out

2022-05-16T03:00:00Z
Read some tiny flashbacks from the Showa Era!

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Win cool jacket with “acceleration skill” in BOSS coffee collab with “Uma Musume: Pretty Derby”

2022-05-15T15:00:00Z

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Get Chic in Fashion Collab With ZOZOTOWN

May 16, 2022 5:00am CDT
The Nakano sisters make their theatrical debut on May 20

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Add A Gloomy And Icy Touch To Your Nightcap From NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 With An Emil Silicone Ice Tray

May 16, 2022 10:26am CDT
Ice tray makes ice spheres with Emil’s distinct face

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You’re not supposed to drink this special sake from Japan【Non taste-test】

2022-05-17T06:00:00Z
Suppin doesn’t have a place at the table, but it’s definitely got a spot in our home now.

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Bulma’s Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Anime Film Outfit Gets Recreated for XLARGE Collab

May 17, 2022 4:32am CDT
XLARGE to also release new DBS: SH and DBZ shirts to celebrate the film’s release

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Faze Clan Announces Merchandise Collaboration With Anime Giant Naruto Shippuden

May 17th 2022

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Legendary Japanese Composer & Rock Star YOSHIKI Partners with Coca-Cola Japan, Launches Two New Energy Drinks “Real Gold X” and “Real Gold Y”

May 17th 2022

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Have you tried Tokushima ramen? No? You should (says our obsessed Japanese-language reporter)

2022-05-17T17:30:00Z
This relatively unknown local delicacy is well worth getting your hands on…if you can find it!

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Streetwear Brand BAIT Continues Reebok Collaboration For New Astro Boy Sneakers

May 17, 2022 12:36pm CDT
Sneakers drop on Saturday May 21

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Pop the question with delicious-looking rice ball rings and cases

2022-05-16T15:00:00Z

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Vending machine noodle ice cream: A retro icon in Japan brings joy to a new generation

2022-05-18T03:00:00Z
A surprising find to thrill the taste buds of noodle lovers.

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