Japan

Eating ALL the McDonald’s and KFC Tsukimi Moon Viewing Burgers in Japan!

Plus, a brand new contender muscles in on the competition in a big way.

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“Passengers who don’t want to be groped, please use the rear train cars” announcement angers Japan

Tokyo station employee could have chosen better words.

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Celebrate Halloween at Ikea Japan with their special spooky menu

‘Tis the season to eat lots of spooky treats!

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Resident Evil survival horror maze opens at Universal Japan as part of Halloween horror event

Resident Evil 2 serves as inspiration for mission-based maze as zombie circus troupe takes over other part of the park for dancing.

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This Japanese vending machine wants to help you with the washing up

But how does it compare to what’s on offer at the Lawson convenience store? 

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Kagoshima conveyor belt sushi chain Mekkemon rises above the rest with its special secret weapon

Our reporter discovers the special feature that makes one kind of common fish at this local eatery a slice above even the fatty tuna.

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McDonald’s USA wishes Final Fantasy VII a happy 25th anniversary

Golden Arches salute the landmark video game’s milestone.

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New Japanese card game teaches us the different patterns and textures of fish

Know your cherry trout from your rainbow trout to crush your opponent.

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There’s a Japanese-style spaghetti chain Mr. Sato’s been skipping for years, but that ends today

After spending decades without ever eating at Goemon, our ace reporter is finally giving the fusion chain a shot.

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Pikachu in 1920s Tokyo images use A.I. to toss the Pokémon mascot 100 years into Japan’s past

It’s like Pikachu used some super effective time travel powers.

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Bill Gates effect works its magic at Parasitological Museum in Tokyo

Struggling museum sees its fortunes reversed after tweet from famous visitor.

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Japan’s Gelato Pique isn’t a gelato company, so is their gelato any good?

Mr. Sato’s mistaken assumptions lead to a delicious discovery.

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Newly unveiled “horror room” in Osaka apartment promises a creepy day or night’s stay

The room makes for a perfect spooky Halloween backdrop, unless you’re one of those people that happens to find old-fashioned dolls soothing.

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After 42 years, there’s a new Rose of Versailles anime on the way

Anime movie announced in celebration of the 50th anniversary of an all-time shojo manga classic.

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JR East to release official train simulator on Steam on 20 September

Take control of some of the world’s busiest train lines.

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Free literal forest bathing in Hokkaido is a hot spring experience you’ll never forget【Photos】

This beautiful location in Daisetsuzan National Park is an onsen must-visit.

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We try out Japanese candy maker’s recipes for how to make hard candy drinkable【SoraKitchen】

When life gives us hard candies, we make lemonade (and tea).

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A whole new way to eat katsu: Cold katsu soba【Taste test】

We’ve never met a pork cutlet we didn’t love, but will that streak continue?

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Pokémon Centers across Japan giving special in-game Clefairy to customers who say “Pi pi pi…”

You also must wave your fingers to be eligible.

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Sailor Moon sausage sandwiches appear at Mos Burger in time for Japan’s moon-viewing season

”In the name of moon-viewing, it’s delicious!”

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