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This Japanese vending machine wants to help you with the washing up

But how does it compare to what’s on offer at the Lawson convenience store? 

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There’s a Japanese-style spaghetti chain Mr. Sato’s been skipping for years, but that ends today

After spending decades without ever eating at Goemon, our ace reporter is finally giving the fusion chain a shot.

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Japan’s Gelato Pique isn’t a gelato company, so is their gelato any good?

Mr. Sato’s mistaken assumptions lead to a delicious discovery.

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Newly unveiled “horror room” in Osaka apartment promises a creepy day or night’s stay

The room makes for a perfect spooky Halloween backdrop, unless you’re one of those people that happens to find old-fashioned dolls soothing.

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Free literal forest bathing in Hokkaido is a hot spring experience you’ll never forget【Photos】

This beautiful location in Daisetsuzan National Park is an onsen must-visit.

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We try out Japanese candy maker’s recipes for how to make hard candy drinkable【SoraKitchen】

When life gives us hard candies, we make lemonade (and tea).

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A whole new way to eat katsu: Cold katsu soba【Taste test】

We’ve never met a pork cutlet we didn’t love, but will that streak continue?

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Sailor Moon sausage sandwiches appear at Mos Burger in time for Japan’s moon-viewing season

”In the name of moon-viewing, it’s delicious!”

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Japanese tanuki heads for the ticket gates at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo【Video】

Wild animal’s surprise appearance makes people wonder if this was a shapeshifting salaryman on his way home from work.

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Who the heck is this dancing foreigner advertising products in Japan?

The mystery deepens once you enter this store.

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Sweet! Mister Donut’s sweet potato donuts are here to get us into the autumn dessert mood ASAP

We try all five of the chain’s autumn treats before the summer heat has fully faded.

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What’s inside these 7-Eleven lucky bags?

Only available when a new branch opens, the contents are sure to please lovers of Japanese convenience stores!

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Turning a crazy cheap country Japanese house into a home — Step 4: Ghost Hunting【SoraHouse】

Installing an overnight trail cam at our old house reveals an unexpected visitor.

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Squid-themed ice cream comes to Baskin-Robbins Japan, but it’s OK because it’s a Nintendo tie-in

It’s like a Splatoon match in our mouth, and everyone’s invited to this taste test!

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What it’s like to spend the night in a Pokémon hotel room

Dreams come true for a Pokémon-loving father his equally obsessed six-year-old daughter. 

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Maguro mountain! Giant sashimi bowls of this Ginza restaurant are even bigger than promised

Why did we eat this mountain? Because it was there.

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Japanese government, please stop using floppy discs, politician asks

And mini discs too.

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Otaku gather in the Akihabara night as Toranoana dojinshi shop permanently closes【Photos】

Goodbyes both heartfelt and snarky mark the end of an era in Tokyo’s otaku district.

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When a Japanese convenience store opens in the countryside…

7-Eleven comes to a rural town, and we’re one of the first to walk through its doors.

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Japanese hot sandwich maker dessert heaven: Making a jumbo obanyaki the easy way【Recipe】

Who’s got time for sandwiches when there are delicious Japanese sweets to be made?

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