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Pokémon Tokyo Banana haul: Will we find the rare Pikachu tail?

We buy stacks of the new limited-edition sweet souvenir to see if we can snare all six cute Pikachu designs. 

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We try making imoni, the beloved taro and beef stew of northern Japan【SoraKitchen】

This autumn staple of Yamagata Prefecture comes to our kitchen in Tokyo with the help of a friend from the region.

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We try Burger King’s first-ever bunless burger in Japan

One pound of beef with no bread turns out to be a very extreme experience.

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Middle-aged Tokyo man, escorted by his mother, confesses to killing elderly homeless woman

A sad tale of a homeless person being punished for taking up space. 

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Cosplay as a flying squirrel with new wearable blanket from Japan

Stay as warm as a momonga with winter loungewear designed to make you look cute and cosy at the same time.

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Why buy your cat a cat house when you can buy a cat shrine from Japan instead?

The Neko Jinja House lets you worship your cat in the comfort of your own home.

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Surprisingly strong Hokkaido woman arrested for poking holes in 13 expensive melons with finger

“You’re already unsellable.”

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Kyoto’s Fire Ramen restaurant expands overseas with first location outside Japan

Menbaka Ichidai serves up its fiery ramen abroad for the first time ever.

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Kirby Café has new winter Kirby Fighters menu that’ll warm your heart and fill your stomach

Get snug and cozy with Kirby and company this winter.

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Botched art restorations become Japanese gacha capsule toys

Restoration fails remind us to keep our own mistakes in perspective.

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Let’s stick hot, cheap electronics near our eyes with Daiso’s heated eyelash curler!【Experiment】

Our resident 100 yen shop expert tries to become better-looking while still keeping his wallet beautifully full.

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Kyoto man arrested for opening packs of Demon Slayer key chains until finding one he wanted

But who’s the real demon here?

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Anime game girl helps make Tokyo ramen restaurant famous, chef becomes her fan

Akihabara noodle joint becomes sacred ground for fans of voice actress game.

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McDonald’s Japan teams up with Godiva for the first time to create delicious new dessert drink

McCafe by Barista and Belgian chocolatier deliver no fewer than four kinds of chocolate in a single sip.

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New dress shirt patterns, masks, bandanas on sale to commemorate new Pokémon movie release

Designs include shirt with Pikachu getting swallowed whole

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Top 10 most desirable Japanese prefectures to live in may show new trend toward small-city living

Two largely rural prefectures gain ground against Japan’s biggest metropolis.

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Japan now has a banana hammer made from a real banana…that’s not frozen

It’s a “good banana” according to its price point. 

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Glam out with Pokémon Vulpix and Ninetails necklace by Japanese jewelry designer U-Treasure

A limited-edition release only for this winter.

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Demon Slayer inspires us to build an old-timey Japanese puzzle box of our own

If you need a project with an anime Taisho-period twist, try crafting your own puzzle box!

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Japanese temple puts up three messages of wisdom the Internet should take to heart

The monks know us better than we do.

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