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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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Parasite ramen challenge: Can you cook the movie’s noodle dish in just 8 minutes?【SoraKitchen】

We had to see how realistic the movie was in terms of cooking, but did we pass the test?

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New edition canned fish rings in capsule machines nationwide, now with tuna!

It’s never been a better time to be a tuna can enthusiast.

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This classic Japanese candy shop is a trove of nostalgic treats, sends us into the past【Photos】

We found a candy store/Showa-era time capsule in Fukuoka, and took lots of photos of its old-timey delights!

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Do 100-yen hair removal pads do the trick, or leave our reporters the hairy messes they are?

Is being a “kuru kuru Princess” really all it’s cracked up to be?

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Japan has more anime/video game actresses than ever before, according to major seiyu magazine

The number of female voice actors listed in the annual Voice Actor Directory has more than quadrupled since the guide was first released 19 years ago. 

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Tokyo’s Slayers anime cafe: The latest reason to go on a food quest to Akihabara【Photos】

Fan-focused food fun is a 30th-birthday party for the fantasy franchise, and also the only restaurant in Japan where you can DRINK jellyfish.

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Noriyuki Makihara shoots to the top of Amazon sales ranking because he was arrested for speed possession

Many are rushing to buy his stuff before the publishers decide to wipe him out of existence.

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In Japan, women give “obligation chocolate” on Valentine’s Day, but do guys even want it?

Is it worth feeling obligated if the gesture isn’t much obliged?

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The three ways to say “love” in Japanese, and when to use them

Because there are many different kinds of love.

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First coronavirus death in Japan confirmed by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Victim had never traveled outside of Japan.

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Our ladylike, solo visit to the handsome butler cage of Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood【Photos】

Swallowtail offers not just good-looking guys, but an elegant home away from home.

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Shibuya capsule hotel comes with free beers, unusual beds and unique soundless wake-up system

Cheap accommodation in Tokyo offers one of the best high-tech deals in the city.

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