Oona McGee

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Create your own personalised Japanese Kit Kats with new vending machine in Kyoto

The only thing better than a box of Japanese Kit Kats is one you’ve made yourself.

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KFC cooks up fried chicken bath salts in Japan

Now you can soak in the Colonel’s 11 secret herbs and spices.

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How long and how often do Japanese women bathe? Survey investigates

Responses suggest many women don’t have time to bathe every day anymore.

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Japanese ryokan custom ignites debate after visitors label it sexist

If you’ve stayed at a traditional Japanese inn with your partner, chances are you’ve experienced this custom before.

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Cover your eyes with a bra eye mask from Japan

The miniature bra is even fragranced with a feminine scent for maximum enjoyment.

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Japanese artist shows how to let a guy know you’re not interested in him

Let them down easy with this clever trick.

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Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki reveals the name of his next feature film

This is the news we’ve been waiting to hear since the acclaimed director came out of retirement.

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Japanese artist illustrates the right and wrong ways to carry an umbrella on public transport

Rainy days in Japan are fraught with danger, and it’s not just because of the inclement weather.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new holiday season Frappuccino releases

With delicious flavours like these, it really is the season to be jolly.

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Kyoto “Cloud Drink” lets you taste the weather as it turns into rain and disappears into your tea

This is the sweetest shower of rain we’ve ever seen!

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Japanese “Receipt Manga” machine discovered at Akihabara 【Video】

This is the most entertaining way to buy a Japanese manga comic!

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Japanese workers reveal the 8 most astonishing things new employees do in the workplace

Have you ever rubbed your colleagues up the wrong way with these odd behaviours?

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Stranded passengers on Shinkansen bullet train served out-of-date bread during typhoon

The stale bread was given to people travelling on the popular route from Tokyo to Osaka.

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Station lockers around Tokyo start closing from today due to upcoming Trump visit to Japan

The closures come well in advance of the president’s November 5 visit.

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Japanese lifehack from Tokyo Police Department helps you open chip packets with ease

Tired of ripping into stubborn chip packs with your teeth? Now you won’t ever have to do that again, and the tools you need for the trick are likely to be in your pocket.

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Asakusa’s Sensoji temple shocks store owners with sudden 16-fold rent increase in shopping arcade

Businesses in one of Japan’s oldest shopping strips are wondering if they can survive after the surprising new increase.

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Japanese artist reveals the truth behind all those happy photos on social media

Because sometimes people need a reminder that what you see on social media isn’t always real.

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Secret of the Matrix code finally revealed

What is the Matrix? The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s got something to do with sushi recipes.

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What’s the price of coffee in Japan? Twitter user investigates

This list will guide you to the cheapest – and most expensive – coffees in the country.

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The secret lives of Japanese families: 8 unusual household rules revealed

From bathtime rituals to unconventional eating habits, these families take pride in upholding their unique traditions.

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