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Idol singer quitting group because otaku that show up to their concerts are “nasty”

Though maybe that shouldn’t have been such a surprise with this particular underground idol unit.

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What are Japanese teens wishing for at this year’s Tanabata Star Festival?

The list includes some traditional favorites, but the number-one wish is for something very timely.

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How to make no-rice “fried rice”【SoraKitchen】

Fried rice without rice might sound like fried nothing, but our chef shows that nothing is impossible.

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Capsule hotel offers amazing deal, cheaper than an apartment in Tokyo

With incredible perks like food, alcohol, onsen and Wi-Fi included, you can live here long-term without having to spend money on anything else! 

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Cheapest convenience store bento ever? This boxed lunch warms the heart for less than two bucks

Lawson Store 100’s premium-priced meal is still a bento bargain.

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New baby-themed haunted house in Tokyo says there’s nothing to be afraid of, is totally lying

Spending time with its lab-created “ideal mother” may have you screaming for your mommy.

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Japan’s lap-pillow ear-cleaning salons aren’t just for pervy guys, we find out

Our female reporter gets her ears cleaned by someone else for the first time in years, and loves it.

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Exhibition on the 1,500 year-history of traditional Japanese women’s clothing to open in Shibuya

Stunning and bold, this exhibition is a rare treat for kimono lovers.

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McDonald’s Japan won’t sell you a Caramel Macaron dessert burger, so we made our own

Sometimes, you just have to take the craziness into your own hands.

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Mt. Fuji is now open again following 2020 shutdown

Climbing season officially begins for Japan’s tallest mountain, but with new rules meant to limit coronavirus risks.

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After trying 2,500 different kinds of Japanese curry, these experts have picked the top three

We get recommendations from someone who’s eaten more than 2,500 kinds of instant curry.

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We adopted a furry, cuddly, tailed cat cushion to keep us company at home

We ride Japan’s latest virtual pet sensation: a cushion with a moving tail.

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Starbucks releases 47 Frappuccinos around Japan, we try the one for Nara Prefecture

Can this Frappuccino capture the flavour of a region famous for deer and the giant Buddha? 

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Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is scheduled to be demolished, needs your help

Architectural landmark will soon be gone forever, but there’s still a chance of preserving its history for the future.

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Mysterious hand figures turn out to be our new favourite Japanese capsule toys

Confusing? Yes. Cool? Very.

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From tea field to teacup: How do you make green tea from freshly picked tea leaves?

We spend a day on the farm learning how much work goes into a single cup of tea.

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All-frozen ramen restaurant appears in Tokyo, shows us we don’t really need the restaurant

Ramen Journey Showroom does things a little differently.

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Eel-fortified chocolate now on sale in Japan

Just in time for the summertime heat, here comes unagi chocolate.

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We try Starbucks’ new Strawberry Choux Cream Frappuccino

Sure, we love puff pastry, but what’s it like to drink it?

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We visit a Latin supermarket in Tokyo, get our hands on some Inca Kola and spicy chocolate

How does Mr. Sato like the taste of Inca Kola?

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