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Shake Shack Japan and historic teahouse’s Uji Matcha Shake is no longer a Kyoto-exclusive drink

2022-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Chicken katsu brings jumbo heat in Japanese coffee house’s spicy twist

2022-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Stay cool with kawaii ice cube candies by Papabubble this summer

2022-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Turn your fingers into skewers with Yakitoring! Japanese grilled chicken food sample rings

2022-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Jimmy Choo designs limited edition Crystal Boots for Sailor Moon’s 30th anniversary

2022-07-12T05:00:00Z
Sailor Moon brought to life, and made brand-name.

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Whip Your Hair into Shape with New Edition of Kurama’s Rose Hair Treatment Oil

July 12, 2022 2:45am CDT
On sale now with an updated bottle design

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Hobby Manufacturing Company Kotobukiya Will Release a Bishoujo Statue of Megaron from Transformers in February 2023

Jul 12th 2022

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Defeat Any Noob With These New Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Gaming Chairs

July 12, 2022 12:52pm CDT
Five styles will be available this September

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Durian Mango Cheese Pizza comes to Pizza Hut Taiwan, we put our nose on the line and try some

2022-07-13T05:00:00Z
This pizza leaves the whole pineapple controversy in the dust.

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Rice balls that can last for 100 days at room temperature? Kyoto company makes high-protein onigiri

2022-07-13T15:15:00Z
Pretty much everyone is going to eat at least one onigiri in the next 100 days, right?

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We compared the sauces and heat of McDonald’s Japan’s loaded spicy McNugget sets

2022-07-12T15:00:00Z

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These fruit sandwiches were ranked as the favorite backstage snack in Japanese showbiz

2022-07-12T15:00:00Z

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Princess Mononoke 25th anniversary lineup includes cute plushies, fierce magnets, expensive bowls

2022-07-14T03:00:00Z
Beautiful series of artistic wristwatches is also part of celebration of the Studio Ghibli classic.

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Yakisoba pan monster! We tried Nissin’s recipe using their super concentrated U.F.O. Yakisoba

2022-07-13T15:00:00Z

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Voice Actress Sora Amamiya Shows Off Her Clumsy Cuteness in Bourbon Whiskey CM

July 14, 2022 12:11am CDT
“I enjoyed filming the commercial because it had a comedic touch to it.”

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More peach is the name of the game with Starbucks Japan’s Momo More Frappuccino【Taste test】

2022-07-14T13:00:00Z
Can our Frappuccino-loving reporter find something to love about summer?

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Ramen chain Ippudo introduces plant-based chilled Karaka Ramen for summer in Japan

2022-07-13T15:00:00Z

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1/1 Scale Head Armor of “Fullmetal Alchemist” Alphonse to be Available at $1,300

July 14, 2022 9:37pm CDT
The weight is 11 kg (approx 24 pounds)

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Vending machine in Tokyo subway station to sell Sailor Moon Anna Sui goods for a limited time

2022-07-15T03:00:00Z
Sailor Moon 30th Anniversary collectibles are soon to be easier than ever to buy!

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Popular grave desserts return just in time for Japan’s days of the dead

2022-07-14T15:00:00Z

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Dragon Ball Z Phone, Electronics Accessory Line Comes to CASETiFY

posted on 2022-07-15 00:00 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Collaboration shop launches on July 28

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New Cardcaptor Sakura Artbook Collects Beautiful Animation Materials

July 15, 2022 1:28pm CDT
Costume designs, set sketches, and more are all on display in Cardcaptor Sakura Archives

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Japan’s cooling body wipe sheets want to help you beat the heat, but which work and which don’t?

2022-07-16T01:00:00Z
Testing 13 different body wipes to see which ones will get us through Japan’s hot, sticky summer.

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Lean, tender and delicious beef tenderloin katsu sandwiches from Shinsekai Grill Bon

2022-07-14T15:00:00Z

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New Kirby Cafe to open in Japan, bringing adorable character-inspired menu to Nagoya

2022-07-14T15:00:00Z

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Fendi’s latest collection features garments made using kata-yuzen, a historic Japanese dyeing technique

2022-07-16T07:00:00Z
Fashion giants use traditional fabric dyeing technique in their Fall/Winter collection.

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Tea with free Pokémon bottle covers at Japanese convenience stores charm, then break, our hearts

2022-07-16T13:00:00Z
Everyone caught ‘em all.

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We elevate Mister Donut’s cruellers into a fancy dessert with a simple recipe【SoraKitchen】

2022-07-17T05:00:00Z
A new way to enjoy one of our favorite donuts just might be our new favorite afternoon tea snack!

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Marvelous Soba: Colour-changing noodle broth creates a twist ending to your meal

2022-07-17T13:00:00Z
This Tokyo restaurant will cure your summer blues…for a limited time.

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We try roasted horseshoe crab in Thailand, regret our choice yet strangely long for more

2022-07-17T17:30:00Z
The horseshoe crab’s uniquely coastal taste leaves our reporter unsure whether she hates it or loves it.

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Japanese convenience store’s newest rice ball filling: Nothing at all, and why we’re OK with that

2022-07-18T01:00:00Z
Mr. Sato gets creative with Lawson 100 Store’s new Rice Buns.

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SPYxFAMILY and Japanese hot spring resort team up for special onsen mission

2022-07-17T15:00:00Z

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Japanese Audio Brand Zeeny Ties Up With Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 For Branded Bluetooth Earbuds

July 18, 2022 3:17pm CDT
Earbuds feature wireless charging with charging pad as optional branded accessory

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The Sailor Moon Museum Cafe has opened in Japan and it looks like heaven for magical girl fans

2022-07-18T15:00:00Z

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Japanese designer’s viral “toast with jam and butter” fashion has netizens drooling

2022-07-18T15:00:00Z

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Giant Xiaolongbao dumpling bucket drink has foodies online stunned and very hungry

2022-07-18T15:00:00Z

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Life-Sized Spheal Rolls Into Pokémon Centers

posted on 2022-07-19 11:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Hear the Sounds of the Nautilus with Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Earbuds

July 19, 2022 11:40am CDT
Zeeny Artist collaboration celebrates the Gainax anime’s 30th anniversary

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Get a taste of the Mediterranean in Tokyo with Starbucks Reserve Roastery’s new Summer Terrace

2022-07-20T01:00:00Z
Starbucks Reserve Roastery’s latest offering will make you feel like you’re holidaying in Europe without even stepping on an aeroplane.

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Japanese curry rice appears at McDonald’s, but not in the country you’d expect

2022-07-20T01:00:00Z
Tell us, Ronald, is this an exclusive menu item worth travelling for?

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The poop ice cream to end all poop ice creams

2022-07-20T15:30:00Z
This weird Japanese dessert flushes all the others down the drain.

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Japanese rhinoceros beetle cake and takoyaki maker will have you craving insects

2022-07-19T15:00:00Z

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Ecstatic for Ichiran: “Laid-Back Camp” drama actress Yuno Ohara reviews popular ramen chain

2022-07-19T15:00:00Z

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Bacon and eggs katsu could be the breakaway breakfast combo to crave this summer

2022-07-19T15:00:00Z

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Tokyo ramen shop puts cool new twist on ice cream ramen in collab with Coolish ice cream

2022-07-19T15:00:00Z

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New Japanese capsule toy machines dispense handwritten useless trivia from grandpas

2022-07-19T15:00:00Z

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Tokyo Mew Mew New’s Character Otaku Lamps and LED Neon Sign are Available Now

Jul 20th 2022
Pre-orders are open at the PONYCANYON SHOP, which celebrates its 2nd anniversary in July.

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How to easily make Salmon & Cheese Grilled Rice Balls, a tasty camp food【SoraKitchen】

2022-07-21T03:00:00Z
A tricky food made easy with our favorite cooking tool!

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Catch some adorable Pikachu and Piplup shaped gummy candy in Japan this summer

2022-07-20T15:00:00Z

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What if Attack on Titan’s Survey Corps were cute cats? New figures answer this important question

2022-07-20T15:00:00Z

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Sailor Moon and Anna Sui collaboration goods can now be bought at a vending machine in Japan

2022-07-20T15:00:00Z

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Puffed up puffer fish turn into adorable wagashi Japanese sweets

2022-07-20T15:00:00Z

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Japanese bullet train’s beloved “too hard” ice cream released in vending machines to much delight

2022-07-20T15:00:00Z

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Kyoto Station’s hidden-in-plain-sight curry should be the last thing you eat before leaving town

2022-07-21T05:00:00Z
Extremely eggy curry udon is just one reason why this restaurant is perfect for a pre-departure meal on your last day in Kyoto.

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eggslut serves whole eel on giant gourmet unagi egg sandwiches in Japan

2022-07-20T15:00:00Z

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All-you-can-drink Hyoketsu chuhai cocktail now served at 51 buffet restaurants throughout Japan

2022-07-20T15:00:00Z

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New “enchanted” rice balls serve up Italian onigiri in Japan

2022-07-20T15:00:00Z

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Katsudon for breakfast? Japan’s new bacon egg cutlet bowl may be the only meal we need all day

2022-07-22T01:00:00Z
Katsudon for breakfast…katsudon…FOR BREAKFAST!

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Japanese idol creates kawaii Gunpla, the world’s cutest Gundam models【Photos】

2022-07-22T05:00:00Z
Half-mecha, half-magical girl, and entirely awesome.

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Harness the Sweet Energy of Hinata and Kageyama With These SMOL Rukappu Figures

July 21, 2022 11:02pm CDT
You’ll be able to hold the energy in the palm of your hand

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Host your very own Japanese summer festival with these DIY carnival game stands

2022-07-22T05:00:00Z
Cool new kits let you enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese summer festival without leaving your home.

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One Piece Gets Even More Drip With New Original Stitch Film: Red Shirts

July 22, 2022 7:30am CDT
The limited edition patterns launch ahead of One Piece Film: Red’s release

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How to make an ice cream sandwich…the Japanese way

2022-07-22T17:30:00Z
Grandma always knows best.

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Nico Robin’s Devil Fruit from One Piece is now edible in Japan

2022-07-21T15:00:00Z

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New Princess Mononoke accessory line has Kodama for your ears, wolves for your fingers【Photos】

2022-07-23T01:00:00Z
Symbol of devotion between Studio Ghibli anime’s main characters recreated as a subtly stylish pendant.

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Dedicate your savings to your oshi of choice with this new buildable offertory box

2022-07-23T03:00:00Z
Pay homage to your favorite character or idol (“oshi”) while building your bank.

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Crowdfunding success for handmade formalwear masks in samurai’s favorite color

2022-07-24T00:00:00Z
Look like victory with Kacciro.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Hooks Up With Sweets Paradise for Delicious Collab

July 24, 2022 4:50am CDT
The collaboration will be held at 10 stores throughout Japan starting this September

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Nijisanji EN Announces Iluna First Step Goods & Debut Celebration Voice

Jul 24th 2022

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The immense, and immensely Instagramable, shaved ice of…Coco’s Japan!【Photos】

2022-07-24T09:00:00Z
Japan’s heat wave is the perfect excuse to eat double desserts.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Cloud (dress version) is getting the high-end figure treatment【Photos】

2022-07-24T13:30:00Z
Relive your memories of Cloud’s tactical makeover.

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Delicious bento without the plastic waste — the OniBen is the one-handed mini meal we all need

2022-07-25T01:00:00Z
Traditional bento shop collaborates with pair of comedians to make environmentally sustainable mini-lunches.

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We buy the lowest-rated sexy pillow on Amazon Japan

2022-07-25T03:00:00Z
Don’t buy a sexy pillow without doing your homework.

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Add some aquatic adorableness to your drink with these sea animal spoons

2022-07-24T15:00:00Z

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Japanese vending machine sells chilled work gloves to the delight of many

2022-07-24T15:00:00Z

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AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative Merch Now For Sale at Animate International

Jul 25th 2022

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Kingdom Hearts Officially Licensed Fashion Items

Jul 25th 2022

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Casio Japan Collaborates on a Sporty Sailor Moon Watch

July 25, 2022 8:34am CDT
The limited-edition BABY-G casual watch is inspired by Usagi’s transformation

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HOBBY MAX JAPAN Unveils Artful 1/8 Scale NANA Figures

July 25, 2022 9:14am CDT
Check out Nana and Hachi inspired by art from the manga’s original run

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Brand The Glory of The Principality of Zeon Onto Your Sandwich

posted on 2022-07-25 12:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee
With the “Mobile Suit Gundam Hot Sandwich Cooker”, Gundam fans can now display their allegiance to the glorious Principality of Zeon by…branding its emblem onto their sandwiches and toast.

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Takoyaki Party and Italian fully-loaded rice balls coming to NewDays for a limited time

2022-07-25T17:30:00Z
Convenience store’s giant demon balls show their softer side.

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Elden Ring’s Ranni the Witch Gets Her Very Own Figure

posted on 2022-07-25 14:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis

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We investigate the half-priced beer at Sushiro that everyone is angry about

2022-07-26T01:00:00Z
Righteous indignation or an overreaction?

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Humidify your room adorably with cats and otters

2022-07-25T15:00:00Z

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Cat paw print cakes are Japan’s newest cutest dessert

2022-07-25T15:00:00Z

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New spreadable French Toast from Japan is a game-changer

2022-07-26T05:00:00Z
The easiest way to make French toast? Simply spread it on bread!

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I’d Buy this Persona 25th Anniversary Merch for a Dollar

posted on 2022-07-26 13:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis

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Sweet mochi beer? Yamanashi sweets maker teams up with craft brewer for Kuromitsu Black

2022-07-27T02:00:00Z
Far Yeast Brewing takes inspiration from Shingen Mochi for a unique new craft beer.

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Tomato, broccoli and roasted corn charred soy rice balls join TARO TOKYO ONIGIRI’s new lineup

2022-07-25T15:00:00Z

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My Neighbor Totoro’s ‘Mei Crab’ appears in awesome capsule toy with wearable hat rings

2022-07-26T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s Toy Story Alien cafe celebrates Little Green Men with ‘Space Curry’, ‘Alien Burgers’ and more

2022-07-26T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s brilliant melon bread spread may be the greatest thing since sliced bread

2022-07-26T15:00:00Z

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Butter chicken curry dog named Japan’s number 1 curry bread

2022-07-26T15:00:00Z

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Feel the tropical sea breeze with these charming sea turtle and hibiscus glasses from Japan

2022-07-26T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s new drinkable fresh ginger has curiosities and appetites piqued

2022-07-26T15:00:00Z

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Studio Ghibli release just 100 replicas of Ashitaka’s bowl for Princess Mononoke’s 25th anniversary

2022-07-26T15:00:00Z

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Drinkable whipped cream is coming to Japanese vending machines and we got an advance taste

2022-07-26T15:00:00Z

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We found the prettiest TKG ever at a restaurant specializing in raw eggs on rice in Tokyo

2022-07-27T05:00:00Z
It turns out there are ways to spruce up Japan’s simplest dish!

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Sushi By Foreigners BC: Japanese gacha capsule toys just keep on getting weirder

2022-07-27T13:30:00Z
Have you ever heard of these sushi before?!?

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KFC debuts mint chocolate dipping sauce for chicken in South Korea【Taste Test】

2022-07-27T13:30:00Z
A food review we never thought we’d have to make, and it’s not entirely glowing.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best aosa miso soup?【Taste test】

2022-07-28T02:00:00Z
We find some big differences in how the big four chains prepare this classic sushi restaurant side order.

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What is Japan’s “blue Hawaii” shaved ice, the flavor everyone knows but can’t describe?

2022-07-28T03:00:00Z
Every summer, people across Japan enjoy the delicious flavor of…blue…

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Japan celebrates the release of ‘The Rise of Gru’ with Minions wagashi in convenience stores

2022-07-27T15:00:00Z

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Japanese specialty store releases retro pudding so big it comes in a bucket

2022-07-27T15:00:00Z

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Holding a toilet brush is a hard job, but this duck case from Japan is happy to help out

2022-07-27T15:00:00Z

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Noh mask sweets are a hauntingly good way of appreciating a 500-year-old tradition

2022-07-27T15:00:00Z

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Yoshinoya giving away free swag through new point campaign, but you may have to eat a lot for it

2022-07-28T05:00:00Z
Do you have what it takes to get the coveted Yoshinoya sauna set?

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Best Reuben sandwich in Tokyo? An American expat’s recommendation

2022-07-28T13:00:00Z
Our reporter moves away from Japanese cream-and-fruit sandwiches and tries a Reuben for the first time.

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Lindt’s new “Nagano Purple” celebrates a rare luxury Japanese grape variety

2022-07-28T14:00:00Z
Introducing Japan to a new world of fruit flavour.

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Only 29 Solid Gold Kinnikuman Statues Will Be Sold for Kinnikuman Day

July 28, 2022 10:12am CDT
Grab one of these mighty minis for a cool $4,100]

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This 1/1 Scale Made in Abyss Figure Will Only Set You Back $3600

posted on 2022-07-28 16:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis
Are you such a big Made in Abyss fan that you would sell your first born to have a life-size figure of Nanachi in your room?

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Takoyaki…inarizushi? New fusion food boggles the mind in Japan

2022-07-29T03:45:00Z
Japanese food breaks out of the mould for a new adventure in flavour.

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Studio Ghibli’s cute ‘Roomdress Collection’ has everything anime fans need for a summer night in

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Sumikko Gurashi characters appear as adorable doughnut in doughnut duos at Japanese store

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Well-heeled fruit lovers in Tokyo can buy a $375 fruit dessert takeout box at Bulgari’s restaurant

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Carry and burn your incense in style with these inventive aroma sticks from Japan

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s fat stomach instant noodle lid weights help cook ramen and scare you off from drinking soup

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Afternoon tea concept by a “boozer from Kochi Prefecture” has sake-lovers drooling

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Naruto hotel room holds ‘Summer of Uchiha’ event with limited-time decorations & merch

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Our matcha skeptic finds green tea dessert for people who don’t like green tea sweets【Taste test】

2022-07-29T05:00:00Z
We get a surprise as we continue our search for Japan’s best cafe shaved ice.

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Hot Topic and Studio Ghibli are opening a fashion store in Tokyo’s Harajuku【Photos】

2022-07-29T05:00:00Z
Awesome Princess Mononoke denim and Spirited Away Yokosuka jackets join extra-kawaii Totoro at Harajuku Collective pop-up store.

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Bacon and Egg Sauce Katsudon: A new way to eat breakfast in Japan

2022-07-29T14:00:00Z
Join us as we attempt to eat this pork cutlet bowl first thing in the morning.

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New Kiki’s Delivery Service and Howl’s Moving Castle products now available from Donguri Closet

2022-07-29T15:15:00Z
The Ghibli brand for feminine tastes has adorable new patterns for clothes and accessories out now!

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The Vampire Dies In No Time Gets A Pop-Up Shop With New Merch

July 29, 2022 11:32am CDT
Shop runs until August 10 in Japan

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Pui Pui Molcar Gives Fans a Squeaky Toy to Enhance the Theater-Going Experience

posted on 2022-07-29 13:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis

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Two brand-new Pokémon ice cream flavors arrive at Baskin-Robbins Japan with summertime extras

2022-07-30T01:30:00Z
Cool down with the help of Eevee and Pikachu this summer.

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Kirby has transformed into adorable items!

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Upgrade your gaming station with these Demon Slayer themed gaming chairs

2022-07-28T15:00:00Z

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Lindt Japan taps rare, luxury grape variety for Nagano specialty chocolate beverage

2022-07-29T15:00:00Z

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Mister Donut wants you to combat Japan’s summer heat with fancy chilled doughnuts

2022-07-29T15:00:00Z

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Menya Musashi adds ice cream to curry ramen to make the perfect summer dish

2022-07-30T05:00:00Z
For those days where you can’t decide if you want to eat curry, ice cream or ramen, why not just have all three at once?

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Sushi Rice: How good is rice from Japan’s legendary sushi restaurant?

2022-07-30T13:00:00Z
Recreating the expensive restaurant experience at home with authentic ingredients, at a fraction of the price you’d usually pay for them.

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Autonomous beverage and snack car now testing in Chiba City

2022-07-30T16:30:00Z
It’s like some kind of vending mechanical robot or something!

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The Awesome Merch of Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2022

by Richard Eisenbeis, Jul 30th 2022

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Become a sumo wrestler with the new top knot hairband from Japan

2022-07-31T00:00:00Z
Channel your inner rikishi with a head-turning new fashion accessory.

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Baskin Robbins Japan’s Pokemon summer lineup returns with new Pikachu and Eevee treats

2022-07-29T15:00:00Z

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Krispy Kreme Japan’s seal character reappears for summer 2022 as adorable yoghurt soda doughnut

2022-07-29T15:00:00Z

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Pokemon teams up with reflective clothing company to create awesome holographic apparel

2022-07-29T15:00:00Z

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Japanese book details some of the world’s hardest origami models including 266-fold ‘winged qilin’

2022-07-29T15:00:00Z

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Watermelon soup? We test out a strangely alluring recipe from Ajinomoto【Recipe】

2022-07-31T05:00:00Z
Going beyond watermelon smoothies with watermelon gazpacho.

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The Sailor Scouts and their Sanrio sidekicks are finally here with adorable new collectable goods

2022-07-31T09:00:00Z
Plus…new pairings have been announced!

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First-ever carbon-neutral sake coming in October

2022-07-31T13:00:00Z
Sip some sustainable sake soon.

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Hello Kitty & Cinnamoroll Are Now Robot Vacuums

posted on 2022-07-31 09:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis

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Waiter, there’re 100 crickets in my soup! We try make-it-yourself Cricket Ramen【Taste Test】

2022-07-31T15:15:00Z
Why settle for just one cricket when you can eat one hundred?

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Newest branch of Japan’s oldest burger chain serves up some crazy huge sandwiches in Ginza

2022-07-31T18:00:00Z
Dom Dom Burger goes big as it comes to Tokyo’s fanciest neighborhood.

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Anti-ramen stain T-shirt eliminates the one and only bad thing about eating ramen【Video】

2022-08-01T02:00:00Z
Because ramen belongs in your belly, not on your shirt.

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Line of Japanese-smelling watches sold through Japan Post Office

2022-08-01T03:00:00Z
Wear your love of a certain Japanese scent on your sleeve.

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Customisable Pokemon birthstone rings from Japanese jewellers allow for 1200 possible combinations

2022-07-30T15:00:00Z

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Adorable Sanrio wagashi coming to Japanese convenience stores are the cutest summer sweets

2022-07-30T15:00:00Z

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Krispy Kreme Japan celebrates Hokkaido produce with first ever North Farm Stock collaboration

2022-07-30T15:00:00Z

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Princess Mononoke accessory lineup features Kodama earrings and Ashitaka’s crystal dagger

2022-07-30T15:00:00Z

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