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Starbucks Japan’s pre-hashtagged strawberry sibling Frappuccinos are ready for their taste tests

Simultaneous launch of two new drinks makes Frappuccino fans’ day twice as nice.

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A way to savor your anime sweetheart’s scent! Shop clerk helps out a swooning Japanese fangirl

A perfume saleswoman gave this fangirl some great advice to keep her fantasies fueled through fragrances.
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Starbucks Japan releases cat tumblers as part of new drinkware range for summer 2019

Tumblers with cat ears and whipped cream lids are just some of the new designs in this gorgeous limited-edition collection.

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Starbucks Japan releases the ridiculously long-named Double Ristretto Nonfat Breve Non-vanilla Mocha Non-whip Extra Chocolate Sauce Vanilla Frappuccino【Taste test】

We try the newest Japanese Frappuccino, with a name so long that even Starbucks’ own employees can’t remember it.

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Why was the 2,000-yen bill left out of Japan’s yen redesign, and how does it feel about the snub?

We interview Japan’s least-popular form of currency and the only bill not to be getting a slick new face-lift in the near future.

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Tokyo has an exclusive curry restaurant for members only to eat in, and we’ve tried its food

An exclusive restaurant in an exclusive part of the city.

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Intoxicated Saitama man hides mysterious paper in a tree, Mr. Sato investigates

Our fearless reporter risks getting accosted up by a drunkard to uncover the truth.

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Tokyo train company makes sweet addition to stations so that birds can keep their nests in them

Keio cares about feathered life and its customers, and has a way to keep them both happy.

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Gold-dust topped instant noodles on sale in Japan for the end of Heisei Era

Oh, you eat your noodles without any precious metals on top? How…quaint.

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Cat pancakes: Easier to make than normal ones thanks to super-cute, super-cheap Japanese gadget

The latest and greatest 100 yen shop treasure is now on sale at Daiso’s rival.

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Evangelion Bar reopens in Tokyo for its second impact of drinking and dining

Newly added “Angel Hour” service gets you a discount on drinks such as L.C.L. and the Ayanam Rei Soda cocktail.

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Japanese railway company to replace the awesome title of “train conductor” with just “crew”

All in the name of flexibility.

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Limited run of commemorative Ed Sheeran sake on sale from 8 April

Hey, you got your Ed Sheeran in my sake! No, you got your sake in my Ed Sheeran! Wait a minute….

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We dare Tokyo’s pigeons to crap on us because we think it’ll make us rich【Experiment】

Will our crap investments make us filthy rich, or just filthy? Read on to find out!

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SoraNews24’s Otaku Aniki is here to give you the three must-watch anime of the spring season【Vid】

Music, monsters, and mammaries are all part of his video list.

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Gold-leaf seasoned potato chips are Japan’s newest edible salute to the new emperor

Gourmet snacks are surprisingly affordable, only available at convenience stores.

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20-something Japanese woman takes junior high boy to hotel for lewd activity, gets off with fine

Internet chats lead to illegal rendezvous.

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Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix receives death threat from gamer angry at loot boxes/gacha

”Wash your necks and wait!” commands gamer who didn’t get the item he wanted.

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Four new era names the Japanese government rejected before deciding on Reiwa

The era of orderly peace could have been the era of vast glory instead.

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Ruby chocolate KitKats come to Japanese convenience stores with new Everyday Nuts and Cranberry

Getting your hands on the coveted “fourth chocolate” just got a whole lot easier, and cheaper too.

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