Japan

Trying 4 of Japanese airline’s retort curries, including ones served in first-class

ANA really doesn’t fool around with flavor.

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Tickets on sale for exhibit of every book Ghibli producer has ever read, boyhood room recreation

Want to produce great anime like Toshio Suzuki? Read more books.

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Tokyo losing landmark bookstore, giant bookmark created to mark its place【Photos】

Special displays, sales, and even book fortunes commemorate Sanseido moving on to its next chapter. 

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Studio Ghibli reveals real reason why Jiji stops talking at the end of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Producer solves a mystery that’s puzzled fans of the anime film for decades.

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Hotel guest who boiled crabs in room’s kettle angry to have to pay for damages

Legal dispute has everyone feeling crabby.

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Japan Railways offering ‘Shinkansen for Pets’, includes dog-friendly vacation packages

The ‘Woof-cation‘ package includes a photographer, veterinarian and dog trainer.

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A creepy, unplanned visit to a Japanese ghost town…with ice cream!【Photos】

A trip to Kiyosato on “the train line closest to the heavens.”

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Survey picks Japan’s top three (actually four) open-air museums【Photos】

A day at the museum doesn’t have to mean a day inside.

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Life-sized Kinnikuman tag-team trophy selling for 1.1M yen, no more than 5 will be made

Belts are for losers.

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Muji is selling sake, and it’ll make drinkers feel good in more ways than one

Delicious sake that gives a small town a helping hand is definitely something worth raising a cup to/of.

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We try a can of Space Mackerel, designed for eating on the ISS by high school students

In space, no one can hear you slurp.

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We try the second round of Mister Donut’s collab with Japanese confectionary maker Gion Tsujiri

Five new types of donuts with matcha and hojicha flavors? Count us in!

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1:1-scale Ultraman artwork appears on headquarters of Japan’s biggest toymaker【Photos】

Other anime and tokusatsu heroes can be seen on the sidewalk below.

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Taste testing 7-Eleven Japan’s five frozen curries to see which ones nail it

Frozen curry may not sound appetizing, but 7-Eleven can make anything great.

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Osaka Expo nightmare-fuel mascot needs name, organisers ask for suggestions and Twitter delivers

The mascot, described as aggressively disgusting, is currently without a name to call it by.

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New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan

Making melon bread, and curry bread, just got a whole lot easier. 

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How do Japan’s host club hosts get their professional names? We talk with five Kabukicho pros

Interviews reveal backstories behind the genjina.

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New Saizeriya gacha toys make us severely regret our life choices as we defy rules of probability

New set of Saizeriya gacha turns from ‘let’s collect them all‘ into ‘this feels like torture‘.

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Japan’s Slime ice cream will Heal you since it’s a Dragon Quest tie-up with Baskin-Robbins Japan

Slimes draw near! Command? Eat them, of course!

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We eat a canned omelette from a Japanese vending machine and hope for the best

Fingers crossed this dashimaki doesn’t end up looking as old as the machine that sold it.

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