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Final Fantasy for dinner! Taste-testing Japan’s Moogle steamed buns and fried chicken【Photos】

Family Mart and Final Fantasy team up with the cutest nikuman we’ve seen in a long time.

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Final Fantasy fried chicken and Moogle Steamed buns set to become Japan’s newest snack hits

We’ll soon be able to taste the video game series’ Kupo Nut for ourselves.

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Japan has canned fried chicken, and we taste-test two types of no-cook karaage

A revolution in fine, lazy dining, or a concept too good to be truly delicious?

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Shibuya convenience store overrun with rats 【Videos】

Turns out rodents love hanging out at konbini as much as people do.

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American band Vasudeva uses real Japanese convenience store receipt for shirt design

But what do people in Japan think about the design?

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Japanese comedian uses traditional Japanese court instrument to play…the McDonald’s fryer alarm?

Who says the sho, a traditional court instrument, is obsolete?!

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Our honest review of Family Mart’s new bite-sized Pokechiki chicken

Could this new lineup possibly be better than Famichiki?

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We try a Family Mart Frappe produced by a former SMAP member

Layer upon layer of flavor brings you to cheesecake bliss.

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Japan’s new microwavable potato chips are amazing, but the best thing isn’t how they taste

We taste-test a revolution in potato chips, and realize that something important has been missing all along.

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Microwavable potato chips go on sale in Japan, because why should we eat cold potatoes? 【Video】

Almost all food tastes and smells better when it’s warm, doesn’t it?

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Japanese convenience store mascot is an otaku who lives with his mom, stuck in an entry-level job

Oh, and 29-year-old Famichiki Senpai is also an anthropomorphic piece of fried chicken with beefy human arms.

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7-Eleven Japan wants to stop selling adult magazines, cites concern for foreigners, female customers

Company cites desire to avoid giving Japan a bad reputation as visitors from overseas come for the Tokyo Olympics.

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We taste makunouchi bento at four Japanese convenience store chains【Taste comparison】

Our reporter shares which version of this classic style of bento (all for 430 yen/US$3.83 or under) overwhelmingly stole his heart and stomach.

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Russian Roulette Bread: The frightening new treat at Japanese convenience stores【Taste test】

We test our luck with a new nine-person party snack that threatens to shoot our taste buds with wasabi.

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Convenience store clerk accidentally puts something in customer’s bag they shouldn’t have…

Um, I don’t remember buying that. I’m not even sure if I CAN buy that.

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Crazy-athletic Japanese convenience store clerk may be employee of year, or Super Mario【Video】

Leaping into action and clearing Japan’s already high bar for customer service in an amazing way.

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Family Mart’s Instagramable Galactica Grape and Fantasy Peach frappes warp into stores

Family Mart’s newest drink campaign shoots for the moon and promises a rainbow of dreamy starshine flavors.

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“Nasty” photo of convenience store clerk at work highlights Japan’s strict cleanliness standards

Shelf-stocking technique has some saying they’ll never shop at the branch, or even the chain, again.

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Japan’s Family Mart convenience store chain adding fitness clubs to select locations

A convenient way to stay in shape.

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7-Eleven refuses to cooperate with municipal request to cover up its porno magazines in Japan

Chain asserts its right to exhibit magazines filled with models who don’t cover up either.

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