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No hungry customers here: Kansai restaurant offers huge portions, meals with 3,500 calories

And every bite is delicious!

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Japanese salted plum industry in dire straits, according to umeboshi company’s tweet

The average Japanese household is eating fewer pickled plums than ever.

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Pancake steamed buns coming to Japanese convenience stores, said to pair well with fried chicken

Family Mart has a way for to combine two of our favorite comfort foods and eat them with our hands.

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New York Times makes a surprising pick for the best city to visit in Japan

Sure, Tokyo and Kyoto are nice, but this northeastern town is their top Japan travel pick.

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Krispy Kreme takes aim at Mister Donut with new doughnuts for Valentine’s Day

Can the international chain really compete with the local doughnut masters?

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Hokkaido has an otherworldly giant hot spring that’s easy to miss if you don’t know where it is

Have you ever heard of this amazing sightseeing spot in Noboribetsu?

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A closer look at the knockoff Totoro figure that will haunt my nightmares…and maybe yours too!

If this is the spirit that lives in my local forest, then I’m staying out of it.

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Japanese makers of Tropicana fined 19 million yen for “100% Melon” juice with only 2% melon juice

Accountability never tasted so sweet.

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Cafe next to Tokyo Station offers all-you-can-eat tarts, and Mr. Sato is ready for his desserts

It seemed like such a good deal at the time that we had to wonder–is this highway robbery?!  

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Domino’s Japan creates a bacon shake for dipping pizzas into

“Unknown fusion” is a crazy new way to enjoy pizza.

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Trying our luck at premium gacha machines for high-end appliances, camping equipment, and more

The results are “shocking!”

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Black Thunder to raise prices up to 35 yen (US$0.27) this March

Yes, that’s “to 35 yen” not “by 35 yen.”

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Why are people moving in droves to Fukuoka Prefecture? We asked someone who did for some insight

What’s the appeal of the more rural southwestern prefecture over a centralized urban lifestyle?

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Starbucks Japan’s Valentine’s Day Frappuccino and Bouquet drink are here, but are we in love?

We’re not sure how you could pack much more chocolate or floral flavor into a single cup than Starbucks Japan has here.

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New sushi restaurant hidden inside Tokyo Station is a secret gem

This standing bar serves up omakase-quality sushi at conveyor belt prices.

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Hot springs website reveals the most popular user-picked onsen in all of northern Japan

The winning spot grabs the people’s vote for all of northern Japan for the fourth year in a row.

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Four “forbidden” super-easy Japanese toast desserts to make and eat ASAP【Recipes】

Forbidden Yukimi Toast is welcome in our mouth anytime.

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Curses for sale on Japan’s leading flea market site Mercari

Damnation delivered right to your door.

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Japan’s ramen is too cheap, restaurants should raise their prices, famous soccer player says

Sports star feels almost tripling the price of ramen would be acceptable.

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Japanese snack Umaibo asks fans to choose their favourite flavours in inaugural Umaibo ranking

Snack fans vote to decide once and for all which is the best flavour of Umaibo.

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