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We put together a 10-yen (US 8-cent) outfit on Amazon Japan…and problems ensued【Photos】

The limits of bargain-hunting aren’t the only things getting stretched.

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Tokyo Sushi for US 8 cents a piece (as long as you also want a beer) makes us believe in miracles

Oedo Sushi makes us an offer we can’t, and would never want to, refuse.

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Akihabara shop lets you destroy your own hard drives for only 100 yen

Let Dark Past Final Disposal Site let you puncture your HDD.

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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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Japanese snack maker apologizes for commotion caused by 1.7-cent price increase

Tiny Umaibo difference is big news in the Japanese snack world.

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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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Village Vanguard’s “dangerous” lucky bag promises thrilling highs and miserable lows

These aren’t lucky bags for the fainthearted.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best butter chicken?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven go head-to-head in this curry showdown!

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Crazy cheap hotel in Tokyo comes with a crazy catch【Photos】

This hotel room costs less than a deluxe bowl of ramen, but you’d better come prepared.

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Collapsed shed at our cheap countryside house reveals unusual Japanese gems from the past

Dilapidated outbuilding at the SoraHouse contains some surprise items that could tell a story or two.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best beef stew?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven battle it out for victory over our taste buds.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best onigiri rice balls?【Taste test】

Mr Sato gives us his verdict, and stumbles upon the Onigi Remix — a new way to combine them and eat them all! 

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best pizzas?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven go head-to-head in a cheesy showdown. 

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Free Shinkansen tickets for kids travelling with parents during special JR promotion

Fastest bullet train on the most popular line offers incredible rebate deal for limited time.

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Ikea Japan offering fully furnished apartment to rent for less than a dollar a month

The apartment, which comes complete with Ikea furniture, is being leased by a giant shark.

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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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44 bubble machines on the roof of a Japanese country house is our idea of renovating【Video】

We start our improvements to the SoraHouse with what’s really important: weird fun.

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We throw a bubble party at our cheap countryside house in Japan【Video】

A soap bubble guru is born at the SoraHouse.

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What happens when our team starts renovating our cheap countryside house in Japan?

The SoraHouse becomes a playhouse for our reporters.

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Searching for treasure in the river at our cheap countryside house in Japan

We bought the SoraHouse for US$9,100 and now it’s time to see if we’re sitting on a goldmine.

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