gold

Yoshikitty celebrates 10th birthday by becoming a solid gold figurine

Maybe we should all celebrate our birthday like Yoshikitty.

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We try gold-topped ramen, the newest gourmet noodle treat in Tokyo and Kyoto【Photos】

There’s gold on them thar noodles!

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Gold-dust topped instant noodles on sale in Japan for the end of Heisei Era

Oh, you eat your noodles without any precious metals on top? How…quaint.

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Gold-leaf seasoned potato chips are Japan’s newest edible salute to the new emperor

Gourmet snacks are surprisingly affordable, only available at convenience stores.

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Japan government asking for our old electronics so scrap metal can be used in Olympic medals

As the saying goes: One man’s trash is another man’s reward for devoting his life to excellence in sport.

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Hardly the last place someone would look.

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Japanese hot spring will wrap your face in gold leaf for the ultimate luxury facial

Treatment promises to leave your skin shiny even after the glittering pack is removed.

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Man found in Chinese airport with over half a kilogram of gold bullion in his butt

Authorities seize a literal butt-load of gold.

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Beautiful Japanese dessert looks like cube of crystal-blue water, only sold at convenience store

Gorgeous enough for the fanciest restaurant in Tokyo, this is actually available only from one of Japan’s most popular convenience store chains.

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Gold leaf-covered giant gyoza dumpling now on sale to bring you a bit of luck!

This glittering culinary creation is designed to bring luck to purchasers of Japan’s Dream Jumbo Lottery tickets!

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Japanese tea house creates gold-leaf covered matcha green tea gelato dessert

Green tea lovers are going crazy for the taste and look of this unusual new dessert.

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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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Behold a 10,000-yen sushi roll covered in gold! 【Taste Test】

We try out an exquisite gilded sushi roll, inexplicably packaged in cheap plastic.

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Rilakkuma appears in Japan as a 24-karat solid gold charm with a diamond belly button

This relaxed bear comes with a very expensive price tag.

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“Gold” named 2016 Kanji of the Year

This is the third time “gold” (kin, 金) has been named Kanji of the Year.

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24-karat gold Pikachu card released to celebrate Pokémon card game’s 20th anniversary

The game’s golden anniversary is still 30 years away, but you can get your hands on a pure-gold Pokémon card this winter.

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Chinese swimmer wins gold in adorableness【Video】

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui has won herself plenty of new fans from around the globe with her delightfully candid interview at the Rio Olympics.

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We eat gold-leaf “Kinkaku Soft Ice Cream” near Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion temple in Kyoto

After looking at the brilliant gold leaf covering the World Heritage-listed temple, you can now eat it too, in a beautifully presented ice cream cone.

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McDonald’s Japan offers customers the chance to win a chicken nugget made from 18-karat gold

The gold prize is part of a new campaign that involves searching for clues left by a yellow-suited “Nugget Thief” at stores around the country.

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Why use chocolate or nuts when you can top your ice cream with gold like these Japanese cafes?

Taking a page from traditional artisans, these treats shine like gold near the Sea of Japan.

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