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Saitama lieutenant calls subordinate’s lunch “garbage”, then loses job for eating garbage lunches

Glass houses…

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Meet the Mega Bento, a Japanese meal that’s heavier than a newborn baby

A surprising supermarket find is our biggest food challenge yet!

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Delicious bento without the plastic waste — the OniBen is the one-handed mini meal we all need

Traditional bento shop collaborates with pair of comedians to make environmentally sustainable mini-lunches.

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This gigantic panda bento from Tokyo’s Kitchen Dive is deviously generous (and freaky-looking)

Panda lunch box from shop famed for their overwhelming generosity — too good to be true, or just too good?

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Tokyo bento shop giving away 2,205 pounds of free food to help negi farmers

Kitchen Dive continues to be the most generous bento boxed lunch shop in Japan.

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What’s it like to eat an enormous panda onigiri rice ball that weighs over two pounds?

This cute animal comes with four different surprise fillings.

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This Tokyo coronavirus quarantine facility’s bento boxed meals are amazingly good【Taste test】

A multi-day taste test our infected reporter would rather not have had to do, but his taste buds thank him.

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When one wiener just won’t do — Mr. Sato has a sausage party with this huge wiener bento box

Mr. Sato tucks into an “overly sausage-y” lunch box with sixteen wieners crammed inside.

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Cheap vs. expensive — Is a premium-priced tempura bento really worth it?【Taste test】

A bento from a fast food joint versus one from a luxury hotel.

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New convenience store chain to rival 7-Eleven opens in Japan

The company behind beef bowl chain Sukiya and conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain Hama Sushi now have their own konbini.

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Wasp larvae bento: a traditional delicacy in the Japanese mountains

A local specialty best eaten with a side of courage.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu bento sold for 10th anniversary tour

Waiter, there’s kawaii in my food.

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Discount super market’s super cheap bento wows us with its looks, confuses us with its taste

A tremendous value for money…that is, if you don’t mind eating it.

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Japanese freight container bento satisfies our hunger for unusual lunches

A lunchbox so popular its makers can’t keep up with demand.

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Muji opens its first prepared food-themed store in Higashi Ikebukuro

MUJIcom Higashi Ikebukuro seeks to deliver a health-conscious, community-based approach to meals.

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Japanese bento serves up a slice of the samurai life in a special carry case

Lunch like a warrior in Tokyo for a limited time.

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Thanko lucky bag gives us gadgets we didn’t even know we needed

One of the weirdest fukubukuro purchases we made this year.

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Attack on Titan rice ball is as titanic as the Japanese anime

Convenience store onigiri just got a whole lot more colossal. 

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We tried all seven of Muji’s new “Bento of the Day” boxed lunch sets

Can boxed lunches stay minimalist and delicious at the same time?

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Japanese convenience store Lawson releases new ultra-cheap 200-yen (US$1.75) bento【Taste test】

Can cheap lightning strike twice?

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