Europe

Yoko Sushi chain in Germany is doing its own thing and honestly, we’ve got to respect that

Our Japanese reporter dishes on her experience trying sushi at a popular sushi delivery chain.

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Czech Republic makes multi-eyed mascot friend for Osaka’s multi-eyed Myaku-Myaku mascot

So happy together…

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French premium kid’s clothing brand collaborates with Pokémon for ultra-cute duds

It turns out that Pikachu’s cuteness suits any price range.

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Hello Kitty/Yu-Gi-Oh crossover Happy Meal toys appear, but far, far away from Japan

Sanrio characters cosplay as Yu-Gi-Oh creatures for fans in one country only.

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Mr. Sato appears in a French photo album without his consent, goes mad with desire for vengeance

“THAT’S ME!”

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We have Norway to thank for salmon sushi and they’re planning even more for Good Meat Day

Free samples of salmon beef, salmon pork, and salmon chicken coming to Tokyo.

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Pikachu Van Gogh Pokémon card pulled from museum promotion for “safety and security” reasons

Limited-edition card dubbed a safety hazard for guests and workers.

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Details of the Pokémon/Van Gogh art museum crossover are just as adorable as we’d hoped【Pics】

Pikachu portrait with grey felt hat plushie, exclusive Pokémon card, and an honestly clever way to teach people about art history.

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Hayao Miyazaki appears without his trademark beard, looks like a different person【Video】

Studio Ghibli director appears in video message while receiving award from European film festival.

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Pikachu is now the McDonald’s Happy Meal Box, but not in Japan

Pokémon Happy Meals come in an adorable yellow box that’s making those of us in Japan green with envy.

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Pikachu meets Van Gogh? Official Pokémon event to take place at Van Gogh Museum【Video】

And yes, Sunflora is involved.

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This Malta McDonald’s is more a cafe than a restaurant–and perfectly located for a relaxing tea

A McCafe of your dreams!

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How do McDonald’s fries taste in the frite nation of Belgium? We find out【Taste test】

And while we’re there we figured we might as well try some burgers, too. 

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Onigiri in Paris – Crazy expensive with crazy fillings, but are they also crazy good?【Taste test】

Sticker shock hits our Japanese-born reporter in France, and it’s not the only surprise she got.

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Let’s see how conveyor belt sushi is done in Prague

Revolving sushi certainly does get around.

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KFC releases an Otaku Burger…in Spain?!?

Spreading the Japanese custom of eating KFC at Christmas to other parts of the world.

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Our Japanese reporter visits Czechia’s famous beer spas and boozily bathes in a bath of beer

These boozy baths are a must for all beer lovers!

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At the London branches of Marugame Seimen, you can change your udon’s broth–but choose wisely!

Sometimes “new” can be jarring…or even disappointing.

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“More Japanese than Japan” – Kodawari Ramen Tsukiji in Paris lives up to every part of its name

The wisdom of “Long line equals great ramen” turns out to be as true in Paris as it is in Tokyo.

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Japan Rail apologises for discrimination “misunderstanding” with Russian sign

Railway company’s dedication to customer service backfires, landing it in hot water instead. 

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