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How to turn your leftover instant ramen broth into delicious chawanmushi Japanese egg custard

You can remix your ramen broth into a second Japanese cuisine favorite with almost zero effort.

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Japanese toilets become even more high-tech with new floating panels

New system aims to keep you and your rear cleaner than ever before.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new sakura Frappuccino and latte【Taste Test】

Sure, they look great–but will this year’s cherry blossom drinks be any better than previous years?

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade katana now on display in Tokyo【Photos】

Swordsmith who’s certified cultural asset of Japan forges anime ronin’s iconic weapon.

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Mr. Sato orders a 5-kilogram, 12,000-calorie rice bowl with a pile of meat on top

Kitchen Origin’s “Meat Castle” is not something that can be easily conquered–but by Jove, he’ll try. 

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Japan unveils chewing gum-flavoured chips!

The day has finally come for two beloved Lotte gum flavours to step out as crunchy chips.

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Rainbow mille crepes brighten up the food scene in Tokyo

We try the colourful sweet that’s becoming all the rage on social media.

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Starbucks Japan unveils sakura cherry blossom drinkware range for 2021

New collection inspired by…sakura breath?

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Netflix offering full Tokyo anime school scholarships with living expense support, open to foreigners

Streaming giant teams up with Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell studios for course designed by Studio Ghibli veteran.

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Illustrations show how Japanese makeup trends changed in the last 25 years, and what’s coming next

The evolution of techniques for chasing Japan’s kogao ideal.

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Plant-based burger battle: Burger King Japan vs. Freshness Burger【Taste test】

The two sandwiches leave very different impressions.

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Starbucks’ Phantom Frappuccino: One of the hardest drinks to find in Japan

Encountering this Frappuccino is all down to timing…and bad luck!

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Tokyo’s new chocolate ramen smothers us with attentive affection for Valentine’s Day【Taste test】

Chocolate and matcha green tea aren’t even half of the surprises here.

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Foreign Reuters journalist in Tokyo spreads mutant strain of coronavirus

People like this are giving foreigners in Japan a bad name.

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Tokyo Olympic chief may resign over misogynistic remarks, promises statement

Over 500 volunteers have quit following Yoshiro Mori’s controversial remarks about how much women talk.

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Japan to begin administering coronavirus vaccine next week

Syringe problem likely to keep process from being as fast as it could be, though.

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These beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms are actually beautiful Japanese marshmallows!

A sweet sign of spring.

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We try 7-Eleven’s newly recreated Pork Ramen and are blown away by its level of perfection

This ready-made, microwavable ramen comes close to something you can get in a restaurant!

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Common ramen ingredient found highly effective at clearing up radioactive contamination

Ramen-loving researcher mixes business with pleasure.

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Tokyo government to give smartphones to senior citizens, pay for their calling and data plans

Shibuya, one of Japan’s centers for youth culture, thinks its older residents need a tech upgrade.

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