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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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Fortune smiles upon thee, Sir Sato. Thou hast found the 30th Anniversary Dragon Quest sake

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the legendary RPG series Dragon Quest, a limited edition bottle of sake is released. But for Sir Sato, a hangover draws near!

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Curious cats are scared of vacuum cleaner, but brave enough to take an adorable peek 【Pics】

“Guys… there’s a monster in our house cleaning the floor!”

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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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This artist will wow you with a skillful modern twist on kirie, traditional Japanese cutout art

Why draw pictures when you can CUT pictures?

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Father and son dissect a gachapon capsule toy machine to show us its magical insides【Video】

Don’t try this at home! And especially don’t try it at a gachapon store!

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Why Does Engrish Happen in Japan? – Breakfast buffet edition

Is there a better way to start your day than with a nice plate of Italian wind salad and “near the broil with salt?”

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Foreign press greeted by unusually conspicuous ninjas at G7 summit

Normally you wouldn’t see a ninja until it’s too late…

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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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Samurai sword umbrella sheaths will help you fight off the rainy day blues 【Photos】

Chic canvas carriers let you cut a playfully stylish figure.

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Six Japanese foods you won’t want to miss trying in Ise

Taking a trip to Mie Prefecture and Ise Shrine? Don’t forget to bring your camera, and your appetite too.

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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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Soon, Japanese kids will be learning about virtual idol Hatsune Miku in their school textbooks

Vocaloid pioneer to be featured in high school music text going into use next year.

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“Kowloon Walled City” arcade is a dystopian cyperpunk-lover’s dream come true【Video】

Metal doors, steel tunnels, neon lights, rust everywhere—the end of the world never looked so cool.

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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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Is this arcade game corner the kindest or cruelest for idol otaku who love game for little girls?

Sometimes, the line between hospitality and hostility is a blurry one.

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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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The treat you’ve been waiting for: watermelon chocolate chip cookies!!

If you like watermelon, you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into these unique treats…and you won’t even have to worry about getting your fingers wet with juice!  

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Scotto-sensei’s easy cheesy five-minute Japanese-y: Learn the first five hiragana【Manga #1】

If you’ve ever wanted to learn Japanese through horribly-drawn manga, then today’s your lucky day!

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Spicy Japanese potato snack Kara Mucho is now 800% spicier

Blast your taste buds to hell and back this summer with extreme spicy Japanese snacks.

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