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Are Mister Donut’s new sakura and matcha doughnuts all they’ve been hyped up to be?

A 161-year-old green tea company from Kyoto takes the helm for new “Blooming Matcha” collection.

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Ban on free plastic forks and spoons drafted by Japan’s Ministry of Environment

First they came for the bags and I said “cool.” Then they came for the spoons and I said “sure, that’s cool too.”

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We seize the day with new vegan red bean paste energy drink【Taste Test】

ENEEEEEEEERGYYYYYYY!

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Japanese government workers punished for leaving work two minutes early

Staff say they just wanted to catch the bus home.

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Okazaki City gives all elementary and junior high students portable Vocaloid software

Why, back in my day, we had to make music by hitting and blowing into pieces of wood!

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McDonald’s Japan’s first-ever rice fish burger is here, but was it worth the wait?【Taste test】

The Gohan Fish is more than just a Filet-O-Fish with rice.

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We eat hoya sea squirts out of a can, enjoy a tasty regional delicacy from the comfort of home

Sea squirts, also known as sea pineapples, are a rare find in most parts of Japan, but now they come in canned form!

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Gigantic Evangelion Spear of Longinus appears stabbed in the ground at the Tokyo Skytree【Photos】

Anti-Angel weapon installed to celebrate the end of the Eva anime franchise.

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Japanese restaurant combines solo shabu shabu dining with the fun of a sushi train

Proof that eating out on your own in Japan can be better than dining with company. 

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Hey, does this Calpis taste funny? Taste-testing the new Calpis Water【Taste test】

Japan’s favorite yogurt-based soft drink gets a new recipe.

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We try making Nisshin’s Jijimi Korean Pancakes in a cup kit【SoraKitchen】

Get all of that Korean cuisine goodness without the mess.

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Japanese senior slips on icy road, knocks himself out, passersby give up jackets to keep him warm

Two large men offered help on freezing cold morning, left without giving their names.

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Japanese sea slugs found to remove their own heads and grow new bodies from them

Sometimes science is stranger than science-fiction.

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Starbucks Japan’s new Frappuccino contains first-ever almond milk whipped cream topping

Stepping into spring with two types of limited-edition non-dairy milk beverages. 

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7-Eleven now has Meal Kits to help you cook at home, and they’re awesome!

The store stocked with reasons not to cook for yourself is now ready to help your home chef ambitions too.

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Celebrate your love for Japanese bento with new soy sauce fish bottle pens

Stationery that looks, and smells, good enough to eat!

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Peach John x Japanese comedian Barbie collaborative project releases new line of chic bra sets

The popular Japanese lingerie maker teams up with Barbie to promote body positivity and comfort with stylish designs.

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Final Evangelion movie is finally out, and we’ve seen it! Our Eva fans’ spoiler-free impressions

Are congratulations in order as creator Hideaki Anno’s masterpiece anime franchise reaches the end of its 26-year journey?

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Majority of Nagasaki high schools and middle schools have white-underwear-only rules, study finds

Board of education asks schools to consider whether the policy is an outdated infringement on individual rights.

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Mom of Japanese gamer son has sniper-precise criticism of his Apex Legends habit

Maybe Mom was the real legend all along.

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