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Can we pick out the Japanese premium priced persimmon in this blind taste test?

Premium vs. supermarket — we try to avenge our persimmon failings from five years ago.

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The joys of fatbiking around Okinawa’s remote Taketomi Island

No other way will get you around the island so smoothly and quickly!

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Yakiniku Like in Tokyo starts serving up solo shabu shabu hot pot, and we tried it

Party of one? No problem at this Yakiniku Like.

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A visit to Japan’s Kirby Cafe to eat the Kirby car cake and more!【Photos】

Kirby car cake is the true breakfast of champions.

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Travelling to Japan soon? New entry requirements you need to know about

Things have recently changed, making the process smoother for international tourists.

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Mr. Sato gets his first pole dancing performance invitation, nearly blows it【Video】

You’re only as old as you feel.

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Yoshitomo Nara x Stella McCartney shared capsule collection coming soon to shelves

This upcoming collaboration combines the work of one of Japan’s most iconic contemporary artists with eco-conscious high fashion and social activism. 

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The Fuwatoro Yamaimo Teppan just might be 7-Eleven Japan’s dish of the year【Taste test】

Only available in select areas of Japan!

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Japan has a special foil for roasting sweet potatoes at home, and it’s like having a time machine

Kuro Foil is exactly the kind of culinary black magic we want at this time of year.

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Pocky x Street Fighter II collaboration comes with a special game for a limited time

Will you be able to deliver a Pocky K.O.?

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The 5 best Japanese bento to buy at Kyoto Station

These ekiben are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

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This Tempura Soba Burger has some famous credentials behind its creation

Will these unlikely bedfellows make for an illicit relationship or sublime harmony?

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How well do you know your sushi? New 3-D puzzle toy from Japan helps you become a salmon pro

Live out your dreams of becoming a Japanese sushi chef with this fun educational toy. 

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Sushi birthday cake turns out to be the best present our reporter could’ve ever asked for

With this “jewellery box of the sea”, birthday dinner and dessert is sorted in one meal.

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Japanese defecation survey says kids struggle with Japanese toilets, contributing to constipation

Girls seem to be much better than boys at using Japan’s traditional squat toilets.

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Aomori Prefecture’s regional soul food is…English Toast lunch pack sandwiches?

Well, this was a bizarre discovery. 

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Japanese World Cup team’s manners awesome as usual, locker room pics after unexpected win show

Japanese fans at stadium continue their considerate tradition too.

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Mister Donut welcomes Jigglypuff to its Pokémon doughnut range in Japan

There’s only a limited time to catch it, though!

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Black Thunder becomes an epic chocolate dessert at Japanese cafe chain

Tiny chocolate gets a massive overhaul, thanks to the chain known for huge desserts.

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Mister Donut lucky bags basically pay you in Pokémon for eating donuts, being a hero to friends

There’s no luck involved with this guaranteed-awesome bundle of sweets and merch.

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