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What’s the secret behind these three rice bowls?

There’s more, or maybe less, to this trio than meets the eye.

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Japan has a special beer brewed to go great with dried ramen noodle snacking

Oh, baby, Babeer is here!

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How to make the most beautiful at-home tamagokakegohan ever with a 100 yen store kitchen gadget

After a trip to the 100 yen shop, our TKG looks like a million bucks.

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Japan Weather Association creates new words to describe merciless summer heat

Sometimes “Atsui!” just isn’t enough.

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Salt Milk Bean Paste…Omelette? Japanese bakery adds a surprise to its cake section

A new treat that’s got everyone talking.

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New Kirby Cafe coming to Japan’s most underappreciated foodie town with exclusive menu items

Kirby, and his appetite, show some love to Nagoya.

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When life gives you McDonald’s curry sauce, make…curry rice!

How successful with this experiment be? 

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Giant puppies frolic, play with frisbees in the Tokyo skyline in new 3-D billboard display【Video】

Akitas appear in an appropriate part of town.

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Giant wearable baby head, huge randoseru backpack part of empathy-boosting art exhibit in Japan

Would you appreciate being told “Go outside and play!” after carrying an 18.9-kilogram (41,7-pound) backpack on your commute?

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Starbucks Japan brings back three regional-exclusive Jimoto Frappuccinos for a limited time

Only three prefectures have been deemed worthy of a re-release. 

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Kyoto in summer: A special trip to Kifune shrine recharges the soul

Itinerary includes a sightseeing train, shrine visit, and a meal to remember!

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Mega Nigiri Sushi in Okinawa is top quality AND super cheap, a unicorn in the sushi world

Looking for top-quality sushi at an incredibly low price in the capital of Okinawa? This hidden gem will tick all your boxes. 

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Attention home takoyaki chefs! Japan now has a specialty store for takoyaki flour【Taste test】

The Kansai region loves octopus dumplings, but will our Kansai-born takoyaki fan love this store’s flour?

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Is Japan’s new pain-in-the-butt instant ramen also a joy in the stomach?【Taste test】

Cup Noodle maker tells us upfront that this is going to be a hassle, but is it worth the time and energy?

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The twin joys and dual sadnesses of eating ramen in the U.S.

The food tasted great on our trip to this Seattle ramen restaurant, but some things were very different from what our reporter is used to in Japan.

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Instead of working from home, let’s find out what it’s like to work from a Japanese “beach house”

Can the Shonan summertime party place work as an office?

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Say hello to the Big Bomb Onigiri, a beast of a Japanese rice ball

Famous rice-producing region goes big with a huge offering to attract customers.

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Line of Japanese-smelling watches sold through Japan Post Office

Wear your love of a certain Japanese scent on your sleeve.

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Newest branch of Japan’s oldest burger chain serves up some crazy huge sandwiches in Ginza

Dom Dom Burger goes big as it comes to Tokyo’s fanciest neighborhood.

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Waiter, there’re 100 crickets in my soup! We try make-it-yourself Cricket Ramen【Taste Test】

Why settle for just one cricket when you can eat one hundred?

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