Japan

We splurge at the new Blue Bottle Coffee vending machines in Tokyo

Mr Sato tells us what he thinks of US$6 canned coffee.

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Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka art exhibit swaps artists for crossover celebration

Father of modern fighting games teams up with the god of manga.

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The number of suicides among Japanese citizens jumped in August, worrying officials

Many are concerned that the stress of the pandemic could be causing more people to experience depression.

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Entire building of restaurants/bars staffed by Japanese adult film actresses to open in Tokyo

Soft on Demand says its five-floor complex will be “a theme park for adults.”

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Cup Noodle’s Nissin develops space ramen, space curry rice for astronauts to eat among the stars

UFO yakisoba noodles also to be sent to International Space Station.

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Fans farewell Akihabara’s iconic Sega building as anime poster removal begins

Poster’s final, poignant message has otaku everywhere shedding a tear.

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This one guy has spent four years making an entire anime on a 3DS, and it looks amazing【Video】

Flipnote Warrior is a labor of love, but it might need your help to get finished.

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New inflatable Pikachu is cute enough for kids, strong enough for adults【Photos】

The designers know you’re going to try to ride that Pokémon you bought “for your kids,” so this Pikachu is as sturdy as it is adorable.

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Japanese domestic flights for just 500 yen (US$4.70) is one of the greatest travel bargains ever

Fly from Tokyo to Okinawa for less than the price of a fancy Starbucks coffee…but you’ll need to hurry.

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What’s for dinner? A US$113/3.3-pound sushi bowl from one of Japan’s favorite cheap restaurants

Kappazushi is usually a friend to our budget…and maybe it still is with the Mega-size Crab and Salmon Roe Sushi Rice Bowl.

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Who eats the most cheese beef bowls? Not young, dorky men, survey says

 

Take that, stereotypes!

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Cup Noodle in hot water once again for unflattering Grand Slam support ad

It took longer then three minutes, but Cup Noodle got everyone steaming again.

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Japanese study shows that persimmon tannin juice may render the coronavirus harmless

But wait – don’t run to the supermarket just yet! It’s a little complicated.

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World’s longest trailer shows former SMAP star play a transgender role in new film Midnight Swan

Japanese movie depicts the blossoming mother-daughter friendship between a transgender woman, played by SMAP‘s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, and a neglected teenage girl.

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Kinki Gyarados! Japan’s central region gets its first Pokémon manhole covers

Gyarados makes a big splash even when showing up late to the Pokéfuta party.

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All-you-can-eat Burger King is coming to Japan with a monster burger on board

Diners will find it hard to eat more than one burger in 30 minutes, but this is a food challenge our Mr Sato has been years in training for. 

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Akihabara shrine celebrates anime festival Noryo Matsuri on an Animal Crossing Dream Island

Keep the spirit of summer festivals alive, digitally!

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Garigari-kun ice pops accepting new flavor suggestions, could “cheese beef” and “ramen” win?

One things is for certain, nothing is too bold for this company.

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Japan’s sweet/terrifying face cakes are here as we order a batch of Kao Dorayaki【Photos】

Our reporter couldn’t make it home to visit Mom and Dad, so she wanted to let them eat her face instead.

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Making igisu, a traditional Japanese food even most Japanese people don’t know about【SoraKitchen】

A taste of Tottori that looks very different at the start from how it ends up.

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