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What it’s like to eat a super expensive Japanese strawberry【Taste Test】

Luxury Japanese fruit meets the mouth of Mr Sato.

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Japan’s cat bread bakery opening brand-new branch in Osaka Prefecture!

Special ingredients and four flavors promise it’ll taste as good as it looks.

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Japanese husbands in survey say they do half the housework and childcare, wives say “Nope!”

Two very different perspectives on how evenly working couples share responsibilities.

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Kyoto matcha green tea popcorn, the latest must-eat snack from…Frito-Lay?!?

The perfect munchies for tea time or movie night.

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Why you probably won’t get home-made Valentine chocolate and love confession from a Japanese girl

Don’t get your hopes up for one of anime and J-dramas’ longest romantic traditions to play out in your real life.

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Maid cafe manager who dated one of his maids says he was kidnapped and beaten by the yakuza

Quitting your job can be hard when your bosses are gangsters.

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Japan now has Mt Fuji bread!

Made with fruit and water from the mountain area.

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Japanese candy shop bans all Chinese customers over coronavirus fears

Owner also claims his store has been “ruined by Chinese people with bad manners.”

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Japanese apartment renter gets told he “sucks at rapping,” asked by management to shut up

Diss is backed up by landlord in an example of Japanese renting etiquette.

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Is Coca-Cola Japan’s brand-new strawberry Coke any good?【Taste test】

The pause that refreshes now comes in strawberry for the first time ever.

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We test the cleaning power of the miniature washing machine from 100 yen shop Daiso

How well does this tiny washing machine from Daiso work? We give it a spin to find out.

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According to this encyclopedia of Japanese otaku fashion, which one are you?

Are you the one in a shirt from junior school, the who wears an all-black outfit, or someone else?

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Foreign travelers now spend more money in Japan than ever before, surprise country at top of list

Neither Chinese nor American tourists spent the most per person in Japan last year.

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Mother of Kyoto Animation artst who died in arson wants on-site memorial, residents opposed

“I want them to build a monument. Not in some other place, but in the same place where the studio was.”

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Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country

There’s one place in particular where Japanese people aren’t just not polite, they’re downright rude.

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Mayor of Osaka wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home

55-year-old politician thinks kids are ditching school because they’re spending too much time on their phones.

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Does Comiket need to revise its booth code system for foreigners who don’t understand Japanese?

Fan thinks Japanese linguistic stubbornness is limiting the potential audience of Japan’s artists and creators.

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Eat your burger with a Japanese sword at Shogun Burger in Tokyo

Each blade is made by a craftsman from Seki using centuries-old traditional swordsmithing techniques.

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Fewer people committed suicide in Japan last year than in any other year on record

Suicide rate drops to historic low.

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Why throw away your leftover ramen broth when you can use it to make awesome ramen rice instead?

Hop into the SoraKitchen with us for a super-easy way to supercharge your rice cooker cooking.

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