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Kay is a native Japanese who has lived in Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. She currently resides in Tokyo and enjoys writing about a wide range of topics, including all things cute and glamorous. She also loves stories about any type of food, from gourmet cuisine to junk food. Her favorite pastimes include reading, going to the movies, watching American T.V. dramas and shopping. (Yes, she is painfully aware that she owns too many bags and shoes.) She also loves to travel and has visited over 25 different countries. Her favorite place to go on vacation is New York, an amazing city where you can enjoy the best of shopping, dining, art and theater.

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Celebrate Totoro’s 30th anniversary with new and exclusive commemorative Totoro items!

Beloved anime character Totoro is celebrating his 30th birthday this year and is getting an exciting line of new merchandise that Ghibli fans won’t want to miss! Read More

Turn a glass of beer into an exquisite Mt. Fuji scene with this Awakumo glass!

This unique Awakumo glass will let you recreate your very own view of Mt. Fuji in miniature while enjoying a frothy glass of beer

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The Gudetama McFlurry is here — and the mystery flavor is as sweet as expected!【Taste test】

Gudetama the lazy egg is now a McFlurry dessert, and we tried the limited-edition item to see just how sweet he can be! 

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McDonald’s Japan presents newest McFlurry dessert — in a mystery Gudetama flavor!

Gudetama, the lovable lazy egg from Sanrio, is again “busy” at work, this time as a limited edition McDonald’s dessert! 

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Protect your eyes with moon prism power with limited edition Sailor Moon eye drops

Collaborative eye drops from Rohto will enchant you with the magic of Sailor Moon!

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Shocking blue cream-filled taiyaki cakes now available from Yokohama Kurikoan for a limited time!

Yokohama Kurikoan’s new limited edition taiyaki cake flavor comes in a striking blue color and has a delightfully refreshing aftertaste to boot!

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Starbucks Japan launches “Japan Wonder Project” with a golden roasted green tea Frappuccino

Starbucks Japan has unveiled another unique beverage — this time a roasted green tea-based Frappuccino that shines golden!

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McDonald’s Japan to offer free iced coffee — for five days only!

As a limited-time promotional campaign, McDonald’s Japan will be treating customers to free servings of their new revamped iced coffee!

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Enjoy a pot of striking blue tea with these adorable frog teabags!

What color is your cup of tea? Well … bright blue, if you use these unique frog-shaped teabags from ocean-teabag!

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It’s Ghibli merchandise galore at the Donguri Kyowakoku  pop-up shop in Shibuya!

It looks like Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood is the place to go for exclusive Studio Ghibli anime merchandise during the first half of this month. 

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Japanese confectioner Ginza Cozy Corner launches unique campaign involving… chopsticks!

The popular Japanese sweets maker suggests a bold new way to eat cake.

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Sweet Japanese spring is in full bloom at Kyoto confectioner Gion Tsujiri!

Colorful spring creations from Kyoto green tea confectioner are not only sweet to taste but a delight to behold!

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He’ll be back! Goku to return to big screen in first-ever Dragon Ball Super anime film

Yes, Goku will definitely be back, as we get a release date for the next feature-length Dragon Ball film and a look at the movie’s very first teaser image.

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Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku launches spring menu full of crazy kawaii-ness

The Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku has just released a new seasonal spring menu, and it looks like the insanely colorful offerings won’t disappoint!

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Starbucks Japan kicks off New Starbucks Coffee Journey with unique “white coffee” drinks

This spring, Starbucks Japan invites you to enjoy a unique white coffee experience! 

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu gets … his own line of Xylitol chewing gum!

If you’ve ever wondered what flavor gum the two-time Olympic gold medalist favors, you now have the answer! 

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Californian bagel deli Wise Sons opens first international location in Tokyo!

The San Francisco-based deli is now offering its bagels, sandwiches and nourishing Jewish-American comfort food in the heart of Tokyo, and we visited them on opening day!  

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New fries from McDonald’s Japan come with bolognese sauce and cheese

Love the good ol’ fries from McDonald’s? For a limited time, McDonald’s Japan is offering something a little extra to give them even more flavor!  

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Onsen steamed bun-flavored Kit Kats on sale now at hot springs across Japan!

The new Kit Kat flavor draws inspiration from a specialty snack traditionally found at Japanese hot springs.

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Japanese coffee chain brings in spring with sakura-scented ground and drip coffee

The aroma of coffee is tantalizing on its own, but how about a bit of sakura to make it even more appealing?

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