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We eat Kyoto’s best-loved noodle dish at the restaurant that invented it

Nishin soba is a Kyoto specialty, but does the restaurant that created it do it best?

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How much Valentine’s Day chocolate do Japanese schoolgirls give, and to who?【Survey】

Survey breaks down amounts of honmei, tomo, and kazoku chocolate.

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Is the ideal spouse someone who’s your best friend or your war buddy? Japanese singles sound off

Survey ranks the top five married couple archetypes.

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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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Japanese convenience store’s cheap knockoff croissant — is it any good?

7-Eleven may have bitten off more than it can chew in this taste test showdown.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best bubuzuke in Kyoto!”

Our search for a regional specialty takes us to an amazing traditional restaurant.

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Retired pro wrestler Riki Choshu greets you at the door in this new line of sound gachapon toys

Even our pro wrestling-loving reporter can’t quite explain why these toys exist.

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Lost at the nengajo lottery this year? Get a second chance by winning your way to onsen instead

People who didn’t win the official New Year’s greeting card lottery now have a new chance to win discounted or even free entry to certain hot springs.

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Sorry, Piplup. Starter Pokémon buddy or not, we’re still gonna eat you【Taste test】

At least there’s a small bit of mercy in the artistic design of these Pokémon sweets.

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Testing Amazon Japan’s best and worst Japanese demon costumes【Photos】

We get ready for Japan’s Setsubun celebration with the highs and lows of oni fashion.

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For those who want it thick – Japanese vending machine allows you to choose drink thickness

It’s not just about personal preference, though.

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Haku is…Chihiro’s dead brother? Studio Ghibli fans blown away by Spirited Away theory

Now it all makes sense.

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An amazing icicle world waits just an hour and a half outside downtown Tokyo【Photos】

Annual event in Chichibu is worth getting out of the city and venturing into the cold for.

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Suntory whiskey chocolates now exist in Japan thanks to aroma chocolatier

Whiskey aficionados are always happy to have distiller Suntory’s premium varieties in their glass, and now you can have them in your chocolate too.

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What’s the true reason for Japanese train delays classed as “customer support”?

When you hear this term being used on trains, it’s often a euphemism for something more serious.

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How to cancel a floor on a Japanese elevator

Cool hack will save you time and keep you in everyone’s good books.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best seafood joint in Otaru!”

What happens when we put our faith in a cab driver for local restaurant recommendations in Hokkaido?

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Japan’s Mini Stop rolls out “Addictive Kitchen” hash browns to satisfy Japan’s “potato refugees”

McDonald’s Japan potato shortage continues to be an opportunity for competitors using local growers.

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Taste-testing the “cheese that gives you weird dreams”【Experiment】

The Japanese Internet is buzzing about this mysterious blue cheese, and as usual, we’re ahead of schedule on the weirdness.

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New Japanese KitKat is…a Heartful Bear!

Japan-exclusive chocolate comes with special messages for Valentine’s Day.

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