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Want some bling in your snack? Koikeya’s new luxury chips features actual gold leaf

Koikeya has a new item in their line of Pride Potato luxury chips, and the special ingredient is golden — quite literally! 

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A visit to the back-alley Tokyo ramen restaurant listed in the Michelin dining guide

Amazing ramen that’s well worth stepping off the main road for.

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Japanese police officer admits he was looking at porn on his phone while suspect escaped lockup

“To serve and protect” gets trumped by “to ogle and leer” as violent-crime suspect slips out of detention center.

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We visited Tokyo’s samurai-period style cat cafe, and here’s why you should too【Photos】

The Edo Neko Chaya has a beautiful interior, charming kitties, and a heartwarming mission.

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Five lies to help you get out of Japan’s dreaded end-of-the-year office parties

Attending the company’s “forget the year party” is all but required in Japan, but there are ways out, say the people who came up with these five fibs.

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How do Japanese women feel about going Dutch on a date? Survey investigates, finds gap

Surprising amount say they’re OK with splitting the bill, but numbers might not tell the whole story.

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Tokyo’s fried-chicken cooking robot is here, and here’s a guide to help you use it【Photos】

Mr. Sato puts the culinary skills of Lawson’s Karaage-kun Robo to a taste test.

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The all-new Kyotrain, maybe Japan’s most Japanese train ever, will take you to Kyoto this spring

Beautiful, quick, and inexpensive, there’s no cooler way to get to Kyoto than this.

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Sushi burritos come to Tokyo with the opening of Beeat in Tokyo, and we tried three for ourselves

In the biggest sushi-loving town on the planet, can this unique twist on Japan’s food culture succeed?

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Japanese snack food maker introduces new potato chips…for women!

Specifically women who want to share lovely photos of whatever they’re eating on social media.

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We make eco-friendly instant noodles from the water in Tokyo Bay

You never know when you might need to make yakisoba with raw water, so why not learn how?
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Strawberry shortcake treat from Cold Stone Creamery becomes a convenience store drink

If you love Cold Stone Creamery‘s sweet creations, you’ll love that you can now grab one as a drink at convenience stores in Japan! 

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Sato Style: Our ace reporter gets a fashion makeover at Tokyo’s most colorful menswear shop【Pics】

SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato is no ordinary guy, and so no ordinary clothes will do.

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Japanese fast food chain Nakau now has a fancy new chicken and rice bowl, with TRUFFLES

Can a fast food restaurant use an expensive culinary delicacy properly? How does it compare in flavor to a regular oyakodon?

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Tottori airport serves crab soup from a faucet and… Dammit Seiji, put down that plastic bottle!

Seiji continues his mad quest to make this website FaucetNews24 with his endless makeshift plastic bottle taps.

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Japanese school has ridiculous reason for not letting cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt

Mom suspects staff might just be a bunch of perverts.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new Pistachio Christmas Tree Frappuccino drinks

Starbucks’ new limited-edition holiday drinks are designed to look like decorated Christmas trees…but do they taste like them?

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Tokyo police’s lifesaving makeshift water faucet also great as a home beer dispenser

Seiji finds yet another use for the Tokyo police’s simple survival tip.

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Swiss-raised Japanese woman points out fundamental difference in Japanese, western communication

What’s obvious for some is far less so for others, and can lead to frustration when the listener doesn’t get the speaker’s message.

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Downtown Tokyo set to open its most important train station in 50 years, and now it has a name

Did the planners take our readers’ suggestion for the new Yamanote Line stop?

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