Japan

McDonald’s adds Doraemon exclusives to its menu in Japan【Taste test】

Anime tie-up inspired by the flavours of a Japanese summer festival.

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Eating every kind of cold noodle dish from Family Mart to stave off the summer heat【Taste test】

‘Tis the season for cold noodles!

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Japan’s “station closest to the sea” lives up to its name【Photos】

”Blue ocean” is part of this station’s name, and they’re not kidding.

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Very limited sale of glasses that can halt or reverse nearsightedness begin in Japan

A pair of truly “corrective” lenses?

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This super easy cold Korean spicy ramen dish will make summer 100 times more delicious

Not all spicy food has to be hot; sometimes, it’s refreshing!

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Watermelon-looking rice balls go on sale in Tokyo, bring Mr. Sato bitter memories of regret

Some seeds you can’t spit out.

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Go shopping with our Japanese reporter as he experiences Costco in the U.S. for the first time

Feeling like a large child with king-sized candy bar dreams, he entered a whole new world of delight with a few big surprises.

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A visit to Japan’s wasp nest art museum stings us with respect for the industrious insects【Pics】

Gigantic Wasp Mt. Fuji is just one of the amazing pieces on display at Hachi Tengoku.

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We try Starbucks’ buzzworthy (and slightly gross) new cream pie to see how good it really is

Hopefully they won’t hatch into snails in our stomachs.

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You can wear the Princess Mononoke curse on your fingers with new Ghibli ring and accessory line

Or you can opt for a kimono sash strap with an assassin hiding inside a murdered boar’ skin. It’s up to you!

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A senbero with deer in Nara Park turns into a weird fever dream

We should’ve known better than to attempt a 200-yen senbero in a park during a heatwave.

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Cat Pokémon appear in the Tokyo skyline with new 3-D billboard animated sequence【Video】

Meowth, Litten, and their fellow Pokémon felines appear on International Cat Day.

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The most expensive ice cream in Japan? Metallic soft serve frays the nerves of staff who make it

Sparkly soft serve gives you equally sparkly poops the next day.

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New pickled ginger drink takes ginger shots to a whole other level

Are you game enough to drink pickle juice? 

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What’s the secret behind these three rice bowls?

There’s more, or maybe less, to this trio than meets the eye.

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We try making a low-calorie katsu with tofu instead of pork【SoraKitchen】

Can we make a healthy, plant-based alternative to pork with tofu?

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Matcha improves sleep quality, social cognition, researchers say, and you don’t need to drink it

Results of year-long clinical trial give us more reasons than ever to drink, or eat, matcha.

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Japan has a special beer brewed to go great with dried ramen noodle snacking

Oh, baby, Babeer is here!

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How to make the most beautiful at-home tamagokakegohan ever with a 100 yen store kitchen gadget

After a trip to the 100 yen shop, our TKG looks like a million bucks.

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We fall in love with a bucket of Japanese custard pudding【Taste test】

Something else to check off our bucket (of pudding) list.

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