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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Our reporter can’t resist mystery of always-shut door being open on Tokyo subway station platform

He didn’t know where it would lead, but he had to find out.

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Spoons and bowls that use electricity to make food taste saltier to go on sale in 2023

Take this news without a grain of salt.

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Hey, Thai tuk-tuk driver! Take us to the best Thai restaurant in this part of Bangkok!

Our “Hey! Japanese Texi Driver” series makes its overseas debut.

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Japanese shiitake mushroom snacks from Don Quijote, created for people who don’t like mushrooms

They don’t call this chain crazy for nothing. 

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Japanese research institute creates ‘cyborg cockroaches’ to help save people’s lives【Video】

The impressive research leaves Japanese netizens both grossed out and in a moral quandary.

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Wagyu beef gacha vending machine dispenses meat at random in Japan

Like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you’re gonna get.

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Japanese public broadcaster issues apology for calling a train a “train”

Rail otaku take NHK to task.

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Demon Slayers in the sky with new Kimetsu no Yaiba anime-themed airliner from ANA

Series star and its two biggest scene-stealers will escort fans to their destination…even when it’s the same airport they departed.

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The hidden meaning of the U.S. Air Force’s “shake and fries” patch in Japan

Special technique to help newcomers acclimate to life in Japan gives Japanese Twitter users a smile too.

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Tropicana’s Japanese licensee in hot juice for cartons that boast “100% Melon Taste”

All the taste of melon with hardly any of the melon!

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Flush your prayers down the toilet at this unique Japanese temple

A new way to pray at the porcelain altar.

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We find “Yakushima Soba” on a mysterious menu at a souvenir shop at Yakushima Island’s airport

A slightly bizarre start made for a delicious meal you can only get on this remote southern Japanese island!

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One Piece Devil Fruit Bath Bombs from Lush are on their way and will be offered outside Japan too

Bath Bomb fragrances evoke the adventure and friendship of the hit anime/manga series.

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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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