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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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The results are in from our one million-yen stack of Japanese lottery tickets! So, are we rich?

”I did it!” says our reporter, but what was “it?”

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Kirin gives us a clue on how to get a bottle of its skyrocketing-price whisky for cheap

Online prices for the soon-disappearing Fuji-sanroku Tarajuku Genshu 50 doubled in a day, but there’s still hope for those with shallow pockets.

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Taste-testing Japan’s crazy-expensive 3,240-yen (US$29) persimmon

We bought one of Japan’s shockingly expensive gift fruits as a gift for ourselves.

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Mr. Sato finally experiences the zenith of bottom-wiping with 5,000 yen luxury toilet paper

Can luxury toilet paper really be worth the exorbitant price tag? Mr. Sato orders some of the finest on the market to try it out.
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14th richest man in Japan buys one of the world’s most pricey violins…to share with the world?

Billionaire Yusuke Maezawa has purchased a Stradivarius violin. His promise to send it around the globe has netizens humming, but not in a good way.

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Japanese tea shop introduces $16-a-scoop matcha ice cream, has good reason for eye-popping price

Not just any green tea is good enough to become Daijinsho Matcha ice cream.

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Life-size gold Darth Vader mask is simply dazzling… and also worth US$1.4 million! 【Pics】

This glittering mask made of solid gold is now on display at the GINZA TANAKA jewelry shop in Ginza.

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Japanese TV show guest finds heirloom tea bowl is one of only four pieces like it in the world

Centuries-old ceramic vessel could be worth as much as 1.6 billion yen (US$13.7 million).

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