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Starbucks x Snoopy collection debuts in Japan!

A dream collaboration for fans of coffee…and Peanuts.

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The secret staff cafeteria at Osaka Airport that few people know about

Behind this door lies an oasis of cheap Japanese meals, if you know where to find it.

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Sushi and onigiri rice balls get a new look with rollable furikake

Move aside seaweed, and make way for a new seasoned wrapping!

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Pitch-black Black Belt udon noodles are a visual roundhouse, but do they taste good?【Taste test】

We head to an udon restaurant where they do things very differently.

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best miso vegetable stick pack?【Taste test】

For those combini runs where you want something healthier than melon bread and Asahi Super Dry.

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Hello Kitty goes back to the ‘90s for Sanrio’s kogyaru schoolgirl collection【Photos】

Loose socks, sticker pictures, and more ‘90s must-haves featured in throwback series that co-stars My Melody and Kuromi

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Japanese government is shutting down its COVID contract-tracing app

COCOA is coming to a close in the latest relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures in Japan.

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Nerunerunerune for Adults: Japanese candy tugs at our reporter’s nostalgia…and taste buds

As it turns out, eating fun DIY candy doesn’t have to stop when you become an adult.

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We test out the “chairless magic chair” that allows you to sit whenever, wherever you want

Does Masanuki wear the chair, or does the chair wear him?

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Rate of young Japanese people who want to get married someday drops to lowest ever in survey

Number of children Japanese women want also drops to lowest ever in latest iteration of government study.

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Japan to reexamine individual traveler ban, politician says current relaxations insufficient

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary wants foreigners to be able to visit Japan this fall and winter.

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Our reporter can’t resist mystery of always-shut door being open on Tokyo subway station platform

He didn’t know where it would lead, but he had to find out.

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Hey, Thai tuk-tuk driver! Take us to the best Thai restaurant in this part of Bangkok!

Our “Hey! Japanese Texi Driver” series makes its overseas debut.

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Japanese shiitake mushroom snacks from Don Quijote, created for people who don’t like mushrooms

They don’t call this chain crazy for nothing. 

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Wagyu beef gacha vending machine dispenses meat at random in Japan

Like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you’re gonna get.

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Japanese public broadcaster issues apology for calling a train a “train”

Rail otaku take NHK to task.

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Flush your prayers down the toilet at this unique Japanese temple

A new way to pray at the porcelain altar.

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We find “Yakushima Soba” on a mysterious menu at a souvenir shop at Yakushima Island’s airport

A slightly bizarre start made for a delicious meal you can only get on this remote southern Japanese island!

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Eating ALL the McDonald’s and KFC Tsukimi Moon Viewing Burgers in Japan!

Plus, a brand new contender muscles in on the competition in a big way.

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“Passengers who don’t want to be groped, please use the rear train cars” announcement angers Japan

Tokyo station employee could have chosen better words.

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