Oona McGee

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Japan creates Umeboshi Pickled Plum and Takuan Pickled Radish colas to pair with rice dishes

The unusual new flavours are designed to go down well with traditional Japanese meals.

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McDonald’s Japan offers customers the chance to win a chicken nugget made from 18-karat gold

The gold prize is part of a new campaign that involves searching for clues left by a yellow-suited “Nugget Thief” at stores around the country.

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McDonald’s Japan’s new McFlurry comes in a unique hyuganatsu citrus cheesecake flavour

Say hello to summer with the sweet tang of a new cheesecake McFlurry made with a very special Japanese citrus fruit.

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We go to bed with Coca-Cola’s new Sleep Water to test its snooze-inducing effects

Coca-Cola claims its new drink will reduce stress and anxiety while promoting drowsiness and restful sleep, but does it deliver on its promise?

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Sailor Moon socks from Japan appear as miniature uniforms for your feet

Power up your wardrobe with a pair of collared sailor style Japanese uniforms wrapped around your ankles.

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How to make your own postcards using photos from your phone at 7-Eleven

Create your own personalised postcards for as little as 18 cents each at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan.

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Japan’s new traffic cones come with built-in Jizō Bosatsu, the protective deity of travellers

There’s no better way to look after the roads than with built-in protection from one of Japan’s most revered deities.

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New “Sleep Water” from Coca Cola Japan promises to help you drift off, wake up refreshed

The latest way to get a good night’s sleep in Japan is, apparently, by drinking water made by Coca Cola.

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Japan’s Ghibli Museum announces there will be a new Catbus for adults to ride in this summer

The latest news regarding renovations has revealed information about several exciting new exhibits which has us counting down the days to the July 16 re-opening.

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Cat wedding and engagement rings by Japanese design house feature gorgeous feline details

The unique creations include a cat-faced keyhole design that comes to life on the bride’s wedding day.

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New Edo Goldfish Wonderland to open at Tokyo Skytree this summer for a limited time

With lanterns, cocktails and one thousand unusual goldfish, this is the coolest place to hang out in your yukata this summer.

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New “rolling” umbrella with wheels lets you take it for a stroll on rainy days

It’s the perfect way to stand out while staying dry during the rainy season.

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Japan gets world’s strongest carbonated Pepsi, packaged in a new reinforced bottle

While a one-litre (two-pint) bottle of Pepsi usually contains 1.0 GV (gas volume), these much smaller bottles now pack 5.0 GV in more than half the size.

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Kitty Yum Cha: New cat dumplings from Felissimo come complete with steam-at-home instructions

Could you eat a pointy-eared steamed cat

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8 types of customer that irk supermarket store clerks in Japan

Can you see yourself in any of these annoying customer profiles?

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Starbucks Japan re-releases frozen drink maker for a limited time

Now you can make your own frappucinos without having to step out into the summer heat.

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McDonald’s Japan offers customers chance to win gold fries

Who needs a gold medal when there’s a serving of gold fries up for grabs?

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14 tips for visiting the Mt Fuji Shibazakura Festival, where beautiful “lawn sakura” blossom

With its stunning scenery and fragrant beauty, this is one spring festival you don’t want to miss!

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Japanese sake breaks new ground with a variety specially blended to pair well with chocolate

This traditional Japanese rice wine is said to enhance the chocolate-eating experience.

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Captain America and Iron Man battle it out Japanese-warrior style

Two all-American heroes blend seamlessly with two legendary Japanese characters in this new take on a classic ukiyo-e print from the 1800s.

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