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Highest-ever Tokyo homes announced, will be as far from the street as tip of Tokyo Tower

Amazing views for a sky-high price.

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Why are some people in Japan paying big money for an old cassette tape?

Cassettes are back in style in Japan in a big way, with new releases and people paying premiums for discontinued tapes.

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Save those coins – Extra-expensive capsule machine toys are on their way in Japan

Bandai’s Premium Gashapon wants to go beyond pocket-change impulse buys.

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New Pokémon luxury jewelry will star Jigglypuff with her own tiny pink sapphire

U-Treasure is back with their most melodic Pokémon collaboration yet!

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Doraemon teams up with fashion super-brand Gucci for top-of-the-line glamor goods

Japan’s favorite robot cat becomes a Gucci glamor puss.

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Living costs of Tokyo families now average 23.5 million yen over half a lifetime

And that’s not something you can easily take a loan out for.

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This ridiculously expensive Tokyo sandwich was worth every one of the 8,650 yen it cost us

Take-out from expensive restaurant in the most expensive part of Tokyo hurts the wallet, thrills the taste buds.

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We try Rabbit toilet paper, a luxury roll made by suppliers to the Imperial Family

This “phantom” loo roll is so popular it sells out every time it’s released to the public. 

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Stay in Love Live! Sunshine!!’s Mari’s glamorous room, relax like an anime schoolgirl idol

Die-hard fans of the series can once more sleep in Mari Ohara’s bed, dry off with her monogrammed towels, and take her room key home as a souvenir.

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What’s for dinner? A US$113/3.3-pound sushi bowl from one of Japan’s favorite cheap restaurants

Kappazushi is usually a friend to our budget…and maybe it still is with the Mega-size Crab and Salmon Roe Sushi Rice Bowl.

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For the not-so-low cost of US$1,300 you can own almost every Pretty Cure collector’s badge set

Emissary of Light, Cure… Badge!!!

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We drink a gold leaf-covered chocolate drink from Godiva and pretend we’re rich【Taste Test】

A delectable chocolate drink shrouded in gold? Count us in!

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THAT MUCH for white rice and one tiny plum? Eating Japan’s most-expensive “cheap” bento【Taste test】

The “circle of the sun boxed lunch” is usually a friend to those with a lonely wallet, but not this one.

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Over 50 percent of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet, survey says

Young women in Japan are experiencing serious financial trouble. 

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Japanese collector shows off 31 Pokémon cards in collection worth a total of… how much?!【Video】

Meowth used Pay Day! It’s super effective!

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Hong Kong real estate developer builds new super micro condos smaller than a parking space

Ends up selling only two of its 73 units.

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The most expensive fish sausage we could find in Tokyo divides our opinions, empties our wallet

When you send Mr. Sato out to do the shopping, sometimes he comes back with something crazy.

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For the Dragon Ball fan who has everything: A gold super Saiyan Goku pendant with diamond hair

Anime’s most famous martial artist enters his ultimate-bling form, and so does one of his many rivals-turned friends.

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Treat yourself to a luxury coffee made from a rare bean harvest at Lawson Japan

Ever wanted to sip a rare coffee blend, made of beans from 100-year old trees in Panama? Lawson is here to help!

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A visit to Tokyo’s fanciest coffeehouse for a 16,200 yen (US$143) bottle of coffee【Pics】

This Ginza cafe treats its coffee like fine wine, so we sent Mr. Sato to sample a vintage.

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