chocolate

A Valentine’s Day shock has our reporter Seiji saying “I want to die”

Our often-single reporter gets a startling surprise from his girlfriend, and eats something he’s never had before.

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Valentine’s Day Akiba-style: Hundreds of otaku line-up for cards and chocolates from anime girls

Real-world manifestations of affection from 2-D crushes cause massive lines on a weekday morning.

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President of Japan’s obligation chocolate king sends personal letter to giri choco-hater Godiva

Things get personal, and sweet, in the latest chapter of the ongoing difference of opinions about a Japanese cultural tradition.

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KitKat Makeup: Korean cosmetics brand Etude causes a sensation with new chocolate beauty trend

It’s time to add KitKats to our beauty routine. 

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Chocolate hot spring bath opens in Japan, allows swimsuits, mixed-gender bathing

An onsen like no other in the Tokyo area’s premier hot spring resort town.

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Survey shows Japanese women would love to be getting some chocolate on Valentine’s Day too

New social movement gives rise to a new word: gyaku choco.

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Giri obligation chocolates seen as power harassment, more Japanese companies ban practice

Survey results indicate that Japan’s Valentine’s Day custom of giri choco may soon become a thing of the past. 

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Nintendo’s awesome Super Mario chocolate-making trays are here to power up Valentine’s Day

Now you can whip up some chocolates your gamer sweetheart will want more than any super mushroom.

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Godiva takes swipe at Japan’s obligation chocolate king, Tokyo chocolatier fights fire with smile

Message from Belgian confectioner is a bolt from the blue, but the makers of Black Thunder are only too happy to play along.

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Tokyo opens entire store dedicated to helping women buy obligation chocolate for Valentine’s

The king of giri choco is here to help women who have to buy chocolate to give to all the guys they’re not attracted to on Valentine’s Day.

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Maximum matcha! Tokyo sweet shop sells the strongest green tea chocolates physically possible

We taste test the newest desserts from a 112-year-old Japanese tea company.

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Chocolate-fed sushi fish set to become a Valentine’s Day treat in Japan

One of the country’s most popular revolving sushi chains has a sweet idea.

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Grab a chocolate chili mustard hotdog at Salon du Chocolat this month!

Now is a very limited chance to experience this unholy marriage of flavors.

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New Volcanic Japanese KitKats unveiled at star-studded Tokyo event

KitKats made with rare cocoa beans grown on volcanoes.

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Enjoy your night alone, and also some sweets.

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Lotte teams up with Your Name producer for new video starring Japanese sweets as anime characters

A story of young love intertwined with 70 years of delicious Lotte products.

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New Japanese Kit Kat features premium Tokyo Banana flavour…with crushed crepes

New premium Kit Kat comes with a premium professional pastry ingredient.

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All the best Japanese Kit Kat flavours together in one exclusive anniversary box for limited time

Now you can enjoy 35 different Japan-exclusive Kit Kats without having to run around town trying to find them all.

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Limited edition Tokyo Alfort cookies now available in sakura and matcha flavors at Tokyo Station!

For a limited time, one of Japan’s most popular snacks will be available in special Japanese flavors and featuring Tokyo landmarks etched in chocolate!

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Starbucks Japan unveils new White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino for Christmas

More holiday season beverages and drinkware on sale exclusively in Japan for a limited time.

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