Japan

Universal Studios Japan launches mask cosplay contest for Halloween

One of our own reporters has a go at making a personal Halloween-themed mask for USJ’s newest event.

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This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan【Photos】

For when you need to talk in-person, but don’t want to breathe each other’s breath.

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New Pantene commercial interviews Japanese trans individuals about difficulties of job hunting

Sending love and light to the LGBTQ+ community.

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We enjoy fast food without human contact by trying out KFC Japan’s new takeout lockers

Could this be the future of takeout?

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Tonkotsu ramen potato chips coming from Japan’s most popular Hakata ramen chain

Ippudo celebrates its 35th anniversary by thinking outside the box/noodle bowl.

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Pikachu’s butt evolves into delicious dessert at Tokyo’s official Pokémon sweets shop

Pikachu Sweets and Pokémon Cafes also add Pikachu cheek-to-cheek parfaits and spooky Ghost-type tea drinks.

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Sagamiko Pleasure Forest’s Christmas light event to have special Pokémon section this year

One of Japan’s top three illumination parks in the Kanto region is going to get even better this year!

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Even easier than instant ramen, microwavable oden gives you Japanese winter comfort food ASAP

Taking the time and hassle out of preparing the simmered variety dish.

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Happy ending – Demon Slayer thief returns stolen manga to their angelic hot spring home

Yamaguchi onsen has a special request for everyone who’s angry at the thief.

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Hayao Miyazaki makes rare video appearance to check out Ghibli Museum’s revamped cafe【Video】

Describes his dessert as “beyond satisfying,” producer Toshio Suzuki and son Goro also stop by.

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Tokyo Government considers fining people who knowingly go out when infected with COVID-19

Good news for people who say, “there ought to be a law.”

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KFC Japan now has a luxury truffle burger

We try the creamy rich sandwich that everyone in Japan is raving about. 

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Fourth and final Evangelion Rebuild movie finally has release date, beautiful new trailer【Video】

You can (really) mark the end date for the entire Evangelion anime franchise on your calendar now.

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Convenience store Mini Stop’s new Gyoza Dog is must-try for all Gyoza fans! 【Taste test】

With all the flavors of a pot sticker in the perfect portion size, you can’t go wrong with the Gyoza Dog!

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Uber Eats Japan offering strange discount just for people who don’t really need Uber Eats

Telling the food delivery company you don’t need them to deliver your food nets you some extra cash.

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Coca-Cola debuts drinkable dashi delicacy for diners on the dash

Vending machine gourmands rejoice! Coca-Cola’s Go:Good line has a new meal you can buy in a can and gulp down.

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Rotating Inuyasha Anime Art Exhibition to open in five Japanese cities beginning next month

You might need to “sit” for this one–indulge in the nostalgia and buy up the exclusive character goods at this limited-time art appreciation event.

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Finishing before the end – Japanese gamers discuss why they quit games right before the last boss

Gamer who loses interest at the climax finds out he’s not the only one.

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567 cartons of cigarettes bought with 120 smartphones at once leads to arrest in Chiba

He could have stopped at 500, but he just got greedy.

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Enjoy the sweet taste of autumn with the help of Kirby and pals

Putting an adorable spin on a traditional sweet!

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