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Get a dose of cute in your bento box with this over-sized Star Wars Porg rice ball!【Video】

See how to make what might be the cutest rice ball ever  

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Japanese American tells of how she was teased in school, and the touching way her mom stepped up

Young Melodee didn’t want to take Japanese-style lunches to school after being teased by classmates, but her mother had the perfect solution.

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The five best bento boxed lunches sold at train stations in east Japan

Short on time to pick which bento to buy before your train leaves? Let us help you choose.

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Japan’s ultimate wagyu beef bento costs almost US$3,000, promises to be an unforgettable meal

With nearly nine pounds of premium Japanese beef, there’s no room for any vegetables here.

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Studio Ghibli meals from the world of Japanese anime look absolutely delicious in real-life【Pics】

This beautifully styled collection recreates all the tiny details from the best animated meals.

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This bento had big dreams of becoming Insta-famous, became Twitter-famous instead

Shoot for Instagram. Even if you miss, you may land among Twitter.

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Tokyo’s biggest, craziest rice ball is both a 2.2-pound monstrosity and great value

You’ll want both hands free and stomach empty before digging into this onigiri behemoth.

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We devour a three-kilogram spaghetti and meatballs obento lunchbox

The boxed feast lets you recreate a famous scene from a Hayao Miyazaki anime movie.

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We try a MAX-sized bento in Beppu, doesn’t even fit in the box

Clearly quantity is not an issue here. So, how is the quality?

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Why settle for a bento box, when you can have a full-on bento backpack?

Japan’s iconic boxed lunch serves as inspiration for a bag big enough to hold multiple meals.

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We investigate a Japanese military base convenience store – no need to enlist!

Courageously protecting Japan with the aid of garrison-exclusive convenience store meals and socks.

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Brothers’ bento blooper shows the potential downside of having your mom pack your lunch in Japan

Home-made bento sure look tasty, but one of these brothers wasn’t so lucky.

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Japanese dad turns daughter’s illustration into her bento lunch

The latest lunchbox from this girl’s character bento-making dad probably raised a lot of questions at school.

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Japan’s cat-shaped bento boxes are here to make lunchtime delicious and adorable【Photos】

Each design is modeled after a real-life rescue cat.

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Gudetama the lazy egg turns into adorable egg-flavored fish cake

Popular Sanrio character Gudetama may claim to be a lazy egg, but he just might find himself busy decorating people’s plates and lunch boxes this spring.

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Cute as can be chikuwa alien bento from Japan!

Reformed fish paste has never looked so good.

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7-Eleven convenience stores in South Korea offer an electrifying new Pokémon item!

Pokémon lovers rejoice! There’s now a whole new way to celebrate your fandom with these Pikachu-themed lunch boxes now on sale in South Korea!

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Japan’s top train station bento boxed lunches for 2016, as picked by travelers

If you’re riding the rails in Japan, here’s how you should be stuffing your face.

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We spend Culture Day in prison, food was arguably better than Yoshinoya

This Culture Day, our reporter Yuichiro Wasai went straight to Fuchu Prison. He did not pass Go. He did not collect 200 dollars.

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If you are hungry and you know it, get to Kitchen DIVE in Tokyo

There is no way you’ll leave this place without feeling like you got your yen’s worth.

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