Japan

Starbucks x Snoopy collection debuts in Japan!

A dream collaboration for fans of coffee…and Peanuts.

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The secret staff cafeteria at Osaka Airport that few people know about

Behind this door lies an oasis of cheap Japanese meals, if you know where to find it.

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Sushi and onigiri rice balls get a new look with rollable furikake

Move aside seaweed, and make way for a new seasoned wrapping!

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Make restaurant quality food at home with Japanese restaurant Kitchen ABC’s vending machine

Making restaurant quality food at home is as simple as (Kitchen) ABC.

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Pitch-black Black Belt udon noodles are a visual roundhouse, but do they taste good?【Taste test】

We head to an udon restaurant where they do things very differently.

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PewDiePie tries “every” Japanese snack and this is how people in Japan reacted to it

Some Japanese snacks reign supreme, while others appear to be shameful. 

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Japanese fish that beat Pokémon video game passes away

Fans mourn the loss of Lala, the fish that found a Pokémon glitch no human could in nearly 20 years.

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Buddhist metaverse “Teraverse” in development at Kyoto University, includes AI Buddha

I guess you could call it a meta-metaverse.

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best miso vegetable stick pack?【Taste test】

For those combini runs where you want something healthier than melon bread and Asahi Super Dry.

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Hello Kitty goes back to the ‘90s for Sanrio’s kogyaru schoolgirl collection【Photos】

Loose socks, sticker pictures, and more ‘90s must-haves featured in throwback series that co-stars My Melody and Kuromi

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Giant “Ninja Bear” has been attacking dairy farms in Hokkaido for three years

Expert expresses concern about possible ninja bear apprentices adopting its hunting practices.

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Does eating ramen out of a pot in the bathtub change the taste?

The answer may mildly shock you.

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Japanese government is shutting down its COVID contract-tracing app

COCOA is coming to a close in the latest relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures in Japan.

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Nerunerunerune for Adults: Japanese candy tugs at our reporter’s nostalgia…and taste buds

As it turns out, eating fun DIY candy doesn’t have to stop when you become an adult.

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Calling all fans of anpan! You can try 20 kinds of anpan at this specialty shop in Asakusa

We wish that our two favorites were sold in more places, too.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to Starbucks Japan with a new Frappuccino for autumn

Dessert drinks capture the flavour of the new season.

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Nerunerunerune for Adults: Japanese candy tugs at our reporter’s nostalgia…and taste buds

As it turns out, eating fun DIY candy doesn’t have to stop when you become an adult.

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We test out the “chairless magic chair” that allows you to sit whenever, wherever you want

Does Masanuki wear the chair, or does the chair wear him?

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Rate of young Japanese people who want to get married someday drops to lowest ever in survey

Number of children Japanese women want also drops to lowest ever in latest iteration of government study.

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Japan to reexamine individual traveler ban, politician says current relaxations insufficient

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary wants foreigners to be able to visit Japan this fall and winter.

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