Japan

Flower field bento is cute, quick, and easy…just be careful not to make one mistake【Pics】

Japanese Twitter falls in love with both the clever before and disastrous after of this boxed lunch.

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Japanese ramen shop bans YouTubers

“To put it bluntly, it’s kind of gross and uncomfortable…”

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New upcycle project from Kyoto turns kimonos from the 1950s and ’60s into high-fashion dresses

These haute couture offerings breathe new life into classic Japanese print.

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Yoshinoya beef bowl set vs. its mini capsule toy version: how do they size up next to each other?

We take our gacha toys to a real branch of Yoshinoya to compare the two side-by-side. 
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Haruki Murakami denied Nobel Prize in Literature AGAIN, so summer is officially over

The Japanese author’s snub signals the arrival of cooler weather, according to Japanese netizens.

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Japanese sugar artist astounds fans with edible robot from Laputa: Castle in the Sky【Video】

A very sweet take on a classic Studio Ghibli anime film. 

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Piko Taro helping kids in Zambia stay safe by Uh! Wash! Wash! Wash!【Video】

He has a pen. He has a heart.

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Ramen egg showdown! Which Japanese convenience store makes the best nitamago?【Taste test】

Nitamago are an overlooked treasure of Japanese convenience stores, but which is the right one for you?

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Official Pokémon furniture line launches with Pikachu Sofa and Poké Ball table【Photos】

Cute enough for any fan, and stylish enough for any home.

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Can a famous Japanese hypnotist make us eat super spicy instant noodles?【Experiment】

Can hypnosis keep us from tasting spiciness? We try to find out!!

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Starbucks Japan welcomes autumn with Caramel Apple Rooibos Tea

There’s nothing boring about rooibos when it’s served like this.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play to make Asia debut in Tokyo with Japanese cast

The stage sequel to the Harry Potter series is finally coming to Japan!

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Nothing is more relaxing than watching this Japanese artist drawing with Daiso crayons【Video】

“Let’s overcome these barriers” says Shibasaki, who just might be everyone’s kind and cool Japanese art uncle.

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Totoro wants to be your ears’ neighbor with adorable embroidered Ghibli earrings

Fuzzy friends from Kiki’s Delivery Service and Spirited Away also appear as scrunchies.

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Japanese gamers vote for most frustrating, spirit-crushing video game

What game is the Dark Souls of crushing a gamer’s will? Not Dark Souls, apparently.

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Does Tokyo’s “breakup shrine” really have the power to end relationships?

We set out to dispel rumours about the shrine’s mysterious power…but it ends up biting us in the butt.

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New Sailor Moon illumination event will bring Crystal Tokyo…or rather Crystal Kanagawa to life

Sagami Lake Resort will light up in all the colors of the Sailor Soldiers and provide plenty of pretty photo opportunities.

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Adorable dog plushie from Japan looks 100-percent like actual dog, but nothing like you’d expect

A very cute dog that should not be confused with a pup or pooch.

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Halloween arrives at Starbucks Japan, with glow-in-the-dark drinkware and popping doughnuts

A collection filled with hidden surprises. 

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