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Celebrate Halloween at Ikea Japan with their special spooky menu

2022-09-09T05:00:00Z
‘Tis the season to eat lots of spooky treats!

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Eating ALL the McDonald’s and KFC Tsukimi Moon Viewing Burgers in Japan!

2022-09-09T15:00:00Z
Plus, a brand new contender muscles in on the competition in a big way.

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One Piece Devil Fruit Bath Bombs from Lush are on their way and will be offered outside Japan too

2022-09-09T17:30:00Z
Bath Bomb fragrances evoke the adventure and friendship of the hit anime/manga series.

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We find “Yakushima Soba” on a mysterious menu at a souvenir shop at Yakushima Island’s airport

2022-09-10T01:30:00Z
A slightly bizarre start made for a delicious meal you can only get on this remote southern Japanese island!

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eggslut’s new rare katsu egg sandwich ups the gourmet in Japan’s egg sandwich game

2022-09-08T15:00:00Z

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“Potepote Kobuta-Chan” Palm-Sized Plush Open for Pre-Order at Animate International

Sep 10th 2022

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Eve’s First Visual Release ”Zingai” Open for Pre-Order at Animate International

Sep 10th 2022
Early Pre-order Bonus: “Movie Motif Poster” & animate Bonus: “Square Button Badge”

Enjoy moon-viewing with seasonal selections from McDonald’s Japan [Review]

2022-09-10T15:00:00Z

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GeGeGe no Kitaro Gets Hip with Cool Underpants Collaboration

September 11, 2022 7:00am CDT
Team up with HIPSHOP includes 6 designs based off of Shigeru Mizuki’s spooky yokai characters

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Wagyu beef gacha vending machine dispenses meat at random in Japan

2022-09-11T13:00:00Z
Like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you’re gonna get.

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“NO MUSIC, NO IDOL?”: Akihabara maid idols meet Tower Records!

2022-09-11T15:00:00Z

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Japanese shiitake mushroom snacks from Don Quijote, created for people who don’t like mushrooms

2022-09-12T05:05:00Z
They don’t call this chain crazy for nothing.

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Spoons and bowls that use electricity to make food taste saltier to go on sale in 2023

2022-09-12T14:16:00Z
Take this news without a grain of salt.

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Japan’s cat temple pilgrimage books are the purrfect stationery for kitty lovers

2022-09-11T15:00:00Z

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Glasses Brand Zoff Focuses on Hunter x Hunter for Stylish Collab

September 12, 2022 9:02am CDT
Glasses frames inspired by your favorite characters will soon be available

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Chow Down on Spaghetti-Flavored Popcorn at Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro Screenings

September 12, 2022 9:21am CDT
The special treat will be available with a sticker while supplies last

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NIJISANJI EN Announces Obsydia New Outfit Goods

Sep 11th 2022
“OBSYDIA New Outfit Goods” featuring Selen Tatsuki, Petra Gurin, and Rosemi Lovelock will be available from September 12th (Mon) 11:00 JST!!

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A Couple Of Cuckoos Gets A Bunny Girl-Themed Pop-Up Shop

September 12, 2022 11:37am CDT
Pop-up shop to be held across three Marui locations in Japan and online

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We test out the “chairless magic chair” that allows you to sit whenever, wherever you want

2022-09-12T17:03:00Z
Does Masanuki wear the chair, or does the chair wear him?

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Princess Connect! Re: Dive’s Spooky Specialities Continue with Mimi (Halloween)!

September 12, 2022 11:55am CDT
Miyako is back at it again looking for the perfect pudding. Someone, please help her.

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Nerunerunerune for Adults: Japanese candy tugs at our reporter’s nostalgia…and taste buds

2022-09-13T01:00:00Z
As it turns out, eating fun DIY candy doesn’t have to stop when you become an adult.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to Starbucks Japan with a new Frappuccino for autumn

2022-09-13T03:00:00Z
Dessert drinks capture the flavour of the new season.

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Research shows Kewpie Half mayonnaise keeps salad veggies crunchier than other mayos

2022-09-11T15:00:00Z

FamilyMart’s awesome egg sandwiches are now even better!

2022-09-12T15:00:00Z

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Calling all fans of anpan! You can try 20 kinds of anpan at this specialty shop in Asakusa

2022-09-13T05:00:00Z
We wish that our two favorites were sold in more places, too.

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Hello Kitty goes back to the ‘90s for Sanrio’s kogyaru schoolgirl collection【Photos】

2022-09-14T01:30:00Z
Loose socks, sticker pictures, and more ‘90s must-haves featured in throwback series that co-stars My Melody and Kuromi

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best miso vegetable stick pack?【Taste test】

2022-09-14T03:00:00Z
For those combini runs where you want something healthier than melon bread and Asahi Super Dry.

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Japan’s super fun and simple sushi maker lets you pump out ten pieces of nigiri in one go

2022-09-13T15:00:00Z

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Move over mochi ice cream! Mochi whipped cream gets a trial run in Japan

2022-09-13T15:00:00Z

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Half a pound of katsu! Tonkatsu specialty shop offers its heartiest pork loin katsu meal ever

2022-09-13T15:00:00Z

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Pitch-black Black Belt udon noodles are a visual roundhouse, but do they taste good?【Taste test】

2022-09-14T18:00:00Z
We head to an udon restaurant where they do things very differently.

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Make restaurant quality food at home with Japanese restaurant Kitchen ABC’s vending machine

2022-09-15T01:30:00Z
Making restaurant quality food at home is as simple as (Kitchen) ABC.

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We made surprisingly good fried chicken and fish burgers with FamilyMart’s DIY buns

2022-09-13T15:00:00Z

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Japanese doughnut chain reveals cute Pochacco and Pekkle duo for Sanrio character enthusiasts

2022-09-13T15:00:00Z

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Sushi and onigiri rice balls get a new look with rollable furikake

2022-09-15T03:00:00Z
Move aside seaweed, and make way for a new seasoned wrapping!

Tinder’s adult only convenience store SwipeMart opens in Japan

2022-09-14T15:00:00Z

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Starbucks x Snoopy collection debuts in Japan!

2022-09-15T13:00:00Z
A dream collaboration for fans of coffee…and Peanuts.

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New Studio Ghibli die-cast anime car line brings Catbus, Spirited Away Sea Railway to your home

2022-09-15T16:15:00Z
Tomica dreams of Ghibli.

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Eating Japan’s Sailor Moon moon-viewing sausage sandwich【Taste test】

2022-09-15T17:30:00Z
Usagi Tsukino recommends this tsukimi sandwich from Mos Burger, but is it a miracle romance in your mouth?

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New limited Starbucks Japan drinks mix tranquil peach and majestic chai

2022-09-16T01:00:00Z
Peach, spice, and everything nice, all in a drink.

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Gacha machine installed in a Japanese bus sells get-off bus button toys

2022-09-14T15:00:00Z

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Pickled plum quail eggs? The oddly addictive snack we found at a Japanese convenience store

2022-09-14T15:00:00Z

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McDonald’s Japan’s new tsukimi moon-viewing McShake and McFlurry tantalise the taste buds

2022-09-16T03:00:00Z
New menu items capture the sweet flavours of autumn in Japan.

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Family Mart and Mos Burger join forces for a special new steamed bun in Japan

2022-09-16T03:30:00Z
Japanese convenience store food just got even better.

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Beer, Suntory whiskey for under a buck and all-you-can eat ice cream! Joy at Tokyo’s Karaoke One

2022-09-16T17:45:00Z
This hidden-gem karaoke chain is perfect for your inner child and adult-beverage-loving grown-up.

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Häagen-Dazs’ Japan’s new sweet potato ice cream disappoints AND completely satisfies us

2022-09-17T01:00:00Z
We regret being so quick to judge the Kanjuku Beniharuka, but not being so quick to eat it.

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Two-for-one deal on Japan’s most famous mochi ice cream offered at 7-Eleven for a limited time

2022-09-15T15:00:00Z

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Tsukimi Moon-Viewing Burger Showdown: Which Japanese fast food chain got it right this year?

2022-09-17T03:00:00Z
Wendy’s, Mos Burger, Lotteria, KFC and McDonald’s give us a taste of the moon this autumn!

Tokyo’s new buses with onboard capsule toy gacha machines stocked with very appropriate prizes

2022-09-17T05:00:00Z
It’s hard to think of a better place to offer these quirky capsule toys.

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We buy Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated perpetual motion machine

2022-09-17T07:00:00Z
Finally, proof that perpetual disappointment is possible!

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Futuristic drinks stand in Tokyo lets you order cute, personalised beverages from your phone

2022-09-17T11:30:00Z
But will the SoraNews24 Strawberry Latte hit Mr. Sato’s sweet spot?

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

2022-09-18T05:00:00Z
Our taste tester has spent years avoiding kaiten sushi shime saba, so will he regret giving it a second chance?

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Japan’s caviar purin custard pudding – Weirdly wonderful, or foolishly fancy?【Taste test】

2022-09-18T09:00:00Z
Adding the gourmet taste of caviar and truffle to one of Japan’s simplest desserts.

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Hatsune Miku Officially Licensed Fashion Items

Sep 18th 2022

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Original PlayStation pouch has retro gaming fans pumped

2022-09-18T15:00:00Z

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SPY x FAMILY Anime Get Two New Adorable Illustrations for Harajuku Pop-Up Shop

September 19, 2022 1:07am CDT
The shop will open in Shibuya from October 7 to 23

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Lawson’s ‘TanChiki’ – We try Japan’s new health-conscious convenience store fried chicken

2022-09-19T15:00:00Z
Our team of weight-watching middle aged guys see what they think of Lawson’s new ‘Delicious and guilt-free!’ fried chicken.

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Nijisanji Announces AGF Nijisanji & Nijisanji EN Goods

Sep 19th 2022
“AGF NIJISANJI & NIJISANJI EN Goods” featuring Luxiem & VOLTACTION will be available November 5th & 6th!!

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Uncle From Another World Gets A Pop-Up Shop Filled With Sega Tribute Merch

September 19, 2022 12:50pm CDT
Pop-up shop to be held in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya

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Nights with a Cat Makes a Perfect Advertisement for Cat Food

posted on 2022-09-19 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
The adorable short anime collaborates with the Ciao Churu cat food brand

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Female Fashion Brand MAYLA Launches Collab Campaign with Violet Evergarden Anime

September 19, 2022 10:00pm CDT
Newly-drawn illustrations by Kyoto Animation will be unveiled

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Chicken Ramen snack with curry topping is a crumbly yummy mess and we loved it [Review]

2022-09-19T15:00:00Z

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Imperial Hotel Tokyo develops new shokupan bread with white crusts to curb food waste

2022-09-19T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s evolving penguin plushie is too adorably genius

2022-09-19T15:00:00Z

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Pokémon Tokyo Banana’s latest offering is adorable Pikachu and Eevee chocolate cookie sandwiches

2022-09-20T15:00:00Z
The cookies also feature a variety of designs so that you can have fun trying to eat ’em all.

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Did you know you can make jam from eggplants? Here’s how【SoraKitchen】

2022-09-21T01:00:00Z
Surprisingly, it doesn’t even taste like eggplants.

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Krispy Kreme Japan’s new “scary cute” Halloween donuts get us in the spooky spirit

2022-09-21T03:00:00Z
Halloween has come to Krispy Kreme!

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When an accomplished illustrator redraws a childhood gag manga with his current skills

2022-09-20T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s one-person fryer is a game-changer for tonkatsu, tempura, and all your favorite izakaya pub fried foods

2022-09-20T15:00:00Z

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Forever 21 is returning to Japan, trying to avoid repeating same mistake as last time

2022-09-21T13:00:00Z
Three years after disappearing from the country, the U.S. fashion brand is back with a new local partner.

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OJAGA DESIGN Releases Cute Leathercraft Cardcaptor Sakura Goods

September 21, 2022 12:23pm CDT
Card cases, keyrings, and more celebrate 25 years of the magical girl series

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Announces a Fashion Expansion

Sep 21st 2022
New Apparel & Fashion Deals Signed with Global Partners including BAIT, Bershka, Park Agencies and Tuned in Tokyo

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Krispy Kreme Japan’s Halloween doughnuts include ‘before and after’ mummified cat transformation

2022-09-20T15:00:00Z

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IKEA Japan’s creepy Halloween eats skulk back onto the menu for spooky season 2022

2022-09-20T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s retro canned cocktails pack the punch and awesome look of a nostalgic era

2022-09-20T15:00:00Z

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We bought a sausage egg roll maker because of social media, but was it worth it?

2022-09-22T05:00:00Z
It only requires two ingredients, so it can’t be hard to mess up, right?

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hololive Gets Sus in Full Among Us Collab Reveal

September 22, 2022 5:50am CDT
Wear your favorite VTuber while finishing your tasks

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Heritage’s 3rd “Art of Anime and Everything Cool” Auction Starts This Friday

posted on 2022-09-22 19:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Sept. 23-26 auction features more than 900 anime lots

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Check Out New Sample Photos from Voice Actress Sumire Uesaka’s 2nd Photo Book

September 22, 2022 9:35pm CDT
Limited edition comes with an Okinawa photo session bonus DVD

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Japanese convenience store chain creates a burger-flavoured steamed bun, but is it any good?

2022-09-23T01:00:00Z
Family Mart x Mos Burger collaboration opens new doors for konbini food.

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A calendar filled with pictures of furry panda butts is here to improve your gloomy Mondays

2022-09-23T03:00:00Z
Be healed by a year’s worth of panda butts.

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Shiseido Parlour fêtes 120 years with drinks inspired by geisha fashions from Meiji Era

2022-09-21T15:00:00Z

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Imperial Hotel Tokyo offers crustless bread…in the sense that it never had crust to begin with

2022-09-23T13:00:00Z
Bread as naked as the day it was born…

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Now you can set up your very own Secret Base with new Pokémon camping supplies

2022-09-23T15:00:00Z
Camp out in style with these outdoor goods sold at Pokémon centers this fall!

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New Sailor Moon Exclusives Hit FUN.com

posted on 2022-09-23 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Lineup includes ramen bowl set, character sweaters, slippers, throw blanket

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Autumn arrives at Starbucks Japan with two new seasonal drinks

2022-09-23T17:30:00Z
Is it worth stopping by Starbucks this fall?

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New My Hero Academia LookSee Boxes are Now Available From Toynk.com

Sep 23rd 2022

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High-End Watch Brand Anicorn Collaborates With Kojima Productions And NASA On Space Ludens Watch

September 23, 2022 4:32pm CDT
Watch to be released in limited run of 600 pieces, 100 bundled with carbon fiber skull mask

Hershey’s team up with Japanese sweets company Monteur to make delicious autumn delicacies

2022-09-24T05:00:00Z
The popular collaboration is back for another year, for a limited time only!

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Cup Noodle’s latest giveaway prizes are insane, even by Cup Noodle standards【Pics】

2022-09-24T16:00:00Z
Nissin is never afraid to think outside the box, and this time they’re way outside of it.

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Round Out Your Adventures With Nendoroid Siegmeyer From Dark Souls

September 24, 2022 3:26pm CDT
Pre-orders currently available for Good Smile Company’s non-scale figure of the roly-poly knight

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Official My Neighbor Totoro cookbook teaches you to make Satsuki’s bento and other Ghibli meshi

2022-09-25T16:00:00Z
”Children’s cooking picture book” will delight Ghibli fans of all ages.

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Japan’s newest potato chip flavor: Convenience store fried chicken

2022-09-25T18:00:00Z
Family Mart’s Famichiki is too delicious to be limited to chicken form.

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We bought the latest in low-rated fitness technology from Amazon: the Nejirunba

2022-09-26T01:15:00Z
And then we brought it to the office for everyone to test out!

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Okinawa airport’s must-eat Pork Tamago Onigiri finally opens a branch in Tokyo!【Taste test】

2022-09-26T03:00:00Z
Tokyoites can now enjoy this favorite pre-flight meal of travelers without getting on a plane.

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Slit-mouth woman and other Japanese ghouls turned into traditional sweets

2022-09-25T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s most famous rice cracker snacks now come in big sizes with premium flavors [review]

2022-09-25T15:00:00Z

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Obey Me! x Mixx Garden Collab Merch Available for Pre-Order at Animate International

Sep 26th 2022

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Lupin the Third Sets His Sights on McDonald’s in Shadowy Teaser

September 26, 2022 9:00am CDT
What does anime’s greatest thief have in store for Japan’s fast food restaurants?

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Can we pick out the expensive Japanese grapes in a blind taste test?

2022-09-26T17:30:00Z
Luxury fruit goes head-to-head with a supermarket bunch.

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Japanese restaurant’s Chicago pizzas will stun you this Halloween

2022-09-25T15:00:00Z

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Insanely cheap Wagyu beef sushi box on sale at Japan’s one and only beef sushi restaurant

2022-09-27T03:00:00Z
Tokyo restaurant Kintan offers inexpensive wagyu to celebrate store’s recent renewal.

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Japanese curry chain in Thailand has a surprisingly Japanese dish not found in Japan

2022-09-27T03:30:00Z
Sometimes the most Japanese stuff isn’t even in Japan.

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Times must be tough for the greatest thief in the world…

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He is just changing his professions to Japan’s greatest businessman Lol

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