All Stories by Shannon

Japanese bubble tea chain starts selling at-home tapioca drink kits

Now you don’t need to go out in public to treat yourself to some delicious boba tea.

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Survey ranks the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Japan’s Kansai region

Here’s where to live the dream in Japan’s western region.

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Japanese upcycle brand makes ’80s obi sandals in collaboration with United Tokyo 【Photos】

Traditional Japanese fashion in a sustainable, wearable form? Yes, please.

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Utada Hikaru poignantly answers “Why do breakups hurt so much?” during livestream

It’s not just an act; this Japanese R&B queen really does understand love.

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We tried cooking with a personal fryer and now we’re obsessed

Who needs Burger King when you can make it and have it your own way?

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Japanese pastry chef creates delicious cookie replicas of Yoshi’s Cookie【Photos】

These let you experience the Nintendo classic on a whole new level!

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Japanese tapioca bubble tea shops are suddenly becoming face mask shops

We’re ready to hear them spill the tea on this phenomenon.

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We tried takoyaki-flavored toothpaste with surprising results【Taste test】

Is a toothpaste flavored like octopus balls too good (or gross) to be true?

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Fans rate the top 10 backstabbing anime characters in survey

10 anime icons to remember, but not to trust.

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Japanese company offers a way to support medical workers with traditional drinking vessel

Helping the medical community by drinking at home? Yes, please.

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Coca Cola Japan is giving away one million free drinks to encourage people to exercise at home

Sometimes all we need is a little extra incentive to get moving.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons player creates stunning replica of Pokémon’s Pallet Town 【Photos】

If you haven’t already been convinced to get Animal Crossing: New Horizons, this might do the trick.

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Japanese men rank their favorite female Studio Ghibli characters

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest Ghibli damsel of them all?

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We tried Japan Burger King’s Deluxe Chicken Whopper for some serious volume 【Photos】

Three types of meat between two Burger King buns? Yes, please.

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New Japanese-style Starbucks set to open in Nagano prefecture【Photos】

If you’re as big of a fan of Starbucks as you are of traditional Japanese aesthetics, mark your maps.

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Eat a mountain of chicken katsu at this restaurant in Nara【Photos】

If you’re into eating challenges, this is one you won’t want to miss out on.

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Kyoto University dorm pamphlet advises residents on how not to commit sexual harassment

Because some people may have never been told this before.

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Japanese airline thanks passengers during coronavirus slump with a special message 【Photos】

A little customer appreciation can go a long way.

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We spent a night in a Tokyo hotel staffed by robots 【Photos】

You’ll never feel alone in this hotel (but not in a creepy way).

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Pokémon Shirts celebrates one year with 100 new designs and kid’s options! 【Photos】

This Pokémon clothing line has a little something to offer for everyone now.

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