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Starbucks celebrates its 25th anniversary in Japan with a special commemorative drinkware range

It may be Starbucks’ quarter-century anniversary, but it’s us who’s getting the presents. 

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A visit to Japan’s cursed tunnel and statue of Oshima Zuido【Haunted Japan】

One cursed spot just isn’t enough for this small coastal town.

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Are 100 yen shop Daiso’s Japanese radish seeds worth your time? Let’s find out【Experiment】

Radical value from cheap radish sprouts?

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If you’re “feeling stuck in life and want to die,” the 20,000/24 plan might help you feel better

Japanese Twitter user’s strategy is a quick reminder that it’s OK to value yourself.

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From April onward all price tags and ads in Japan must reflect final cost with sales tax included

Retailers and stores rush to implement new rule.

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GOOSSHUSSHU! Hitachi has an insane onomatopoeia troubleshooting guide for its washing machine

Thanks, Hitachi…we think…

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We try the new Häagen-Dazs Decorations ice creams in Japan

Has the brand improved on their first release, when its decorations looked more like Chinese food?

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Public schools in Japan’s Saga Prefecture will no longer regulate/check students’ underwear color

“Male” and “female” uniform designations, character strap prohibitions also removed.

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We use makeup from Japanese kids’ anime Tropical-Rouge! PreCure on our adult faces【Photos】

Will we look as glamorous as Cure Summer if we use the products in the show?

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Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires, stupidly

Live-streamers feel the sting of their poorly thought-out scheme.

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Tokyo Olympic torch flame goes out twice on first day of relay, filling commenters with dread

This isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened, though.

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We order microwavable takeout ramen from a ramen shop…but is it as good as eating in-house?

Is getting ramen for takeout even worth it?

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We compare and contrast Starbucks Japan’s 2021 cherry blossom season Frappuccinos【Taste Test】

Am we going insane because of hay fever or are these two just the same drink?

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These beautiful pieces of sushi aren’t actually sushi

We make ourselves a treat that looks the part, but is actually for dessert.

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We visit one of Japan’s top pompadour barbers, learn a secret about those Coming of Age Day photos

Our mild-mannered reporter gets hooked up with the king of bad-boy haircuts in Japan, the “regent.”

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Why is the Japanese wig industry flourishing in the pandemic when other businesses struggle?

Sales not of party wigs or cosplay wigs, but everyday wigs–especially for men–are booming right now!

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We try blue beer made with drift ice from Hokkaido

Drift Ice Draft even looks like sea ice from the north when it’s poured.

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Hanami on the go — Take a whirlwind bus tour of the best cherry blossom spots in Tokyo

See the best sakura that Tokyo has to offer all in one trip!
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Contract bridge: Kobe neighborhood occasionally held hostage by owner of only bridge out

Owner demands 12 million yen from residents for their only way out of the neighborhood.

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Our Japanese reporter eats instant ramen from a bag for (almost) the first time in his life

One little bag of ramen could be enough to change his life forever.

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