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“Drinkable soft serve ice cream” in bottles to go on sale in Japan

A brilliant idea and suddenly the only thing we want to drink.

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Vending machines in Japan are now selling disposable diapers

New installations will provide welcome relief for families with young children while on the road. 
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Eat like a treacherous samurai! Kyoto restaurant recreates a real-life warlord’s favorite food

Genuine samurai chow served in an actual samurai home.

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Could this be the secret to get Americans to actually like natto (Japanese fermented soy beans)?

Japanese online commenters react with “BLEGH” and vomiting ASCII art.

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Majority of surveyed Japanese workers have dated a coworker, over 20 percent their boss or senpai

Office romance most likely to bloom for younger workers in survey.

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Japanese vending machines now have the strangest thing we never knew we needed: hot bottled water

We had our reasons to be suspicious, but it turns out this is a great idea.

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Does anime need to start being more politically correct for overseas audiences? Twitter debates

Japanese animation has long had a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable, but is it pushing too far these days?

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Skip Starbucks? A super-cheap, semi-secret alternative to a coffeehouse break in Tokyo

A private room all to yourself for hours on end, free Wi-Fi, unlimited drinks, and enough space to take a nap, all for less than five bucks.

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Eye reflection stalker who assaulted idol says he “would like to do everything he can” for her

Not home-invasion groping her in the first place seems like it would have been the nicer thing to do.

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Sliced mayonnaise and white chocolate now exist in Japan, bringing sandwiches to glorious new era

Four different options to make your toast savory or sweet.

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Starbucks Japan reveals second sakura cherry blossom drinkware range for 2020

New collection inspired by pink petals in the misty spring rain.

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Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with “coronavirus” graffiti【Photos】

Outbreak-triggered fear leads to hateful crime.

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Starbucks Japan reveals second sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2020

Robust flavours of fruit and flowers steal the limelight in this limited-edition seasonal beverage.

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New sushi types: chocolate citrus yellowtail and cheddar cheese tempura. Crazy, or crazy good?

One of Japan’s favorite revolving sushi chains goes way outside the box, but has it gone too far?

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Our male otaku tries Japan’s anime heroine mascara, learns what it’s like to be shojo manga star

So that’s the reason that keeps happening in shojo anime and manga!

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Wage hell — Japanese office worker reveals soul-crushing past paycheck for 171 hours of overtime

No matter the era, it never feels like you can make enough.

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Cherry blossoms blooming in Tokyo right now! The super-early Mr. Sato sakura party【Photos】

Shinjuku Gyoen garden is right in the middle of the city, and has two different types of cold-weather sakura.

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Kyoto starts new “Empty” tourism campaign to attract tourists during coronavirus outbreak

Visitors to Kyoto have plummeted, prompting a new series of ads showing sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.

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Starbucks Sakura Frappuccino blooms in Japan 【Taste Test】

Spring has sprung at Starbucks, where a delicious cherry blossom hanami party awaits you.

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Shikayose: The Calling of the Deer in Nara with acorns and a French horn

With thousands less tourists in Nara due to the Coronavirus, this year’s winter celebrations seem strangely more magical

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