holidays

Starbucks Japan’s new festive Frappuccino puts a local twist on an American favourite

New drink is said to have a taste unique to Japan, but what does our Japanese reporter think about it?

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Christmas in a cup or festive fail? We try Starbucks Japan’s first Frappuccino for the holidays

New limited-edition flavour may not be the star of this year’s festivities.

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Costumes from everyday life on parade once more in “Jimi Halloween 2021”

Come take walk on the plain side.

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Christmas arrives at Starbucks in Japan with new festive Frappuccino and drinkware

First holiday collection includes cute animals, gingerbread and almond milk surprises.

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Slacker Appreciation Day — The secret, unofficial Japanese holiday we all want but don’t have:

All thanks to one friendly robot cat from the future. 

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Date of Japanese holiday Setsubun changes to 2 February for first time in 124 years

Don’t shove sushi in your friends’ mouths on the wrong day. That would be awkward.

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Let’s celebrate Good Spouse Day by dressing up as our partners!

What? Only us? So be it then.

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What pandemic? Onsen towns, hiking trails and theme parks packed with crowds on four-day weekend

Startling photos have everyone concerned about a possible new spike in coronavirus cases.

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Amazing Chocolate tools a perfect fit for Japanese Valentine’s Day

Tell that special guy how you feel with an exquisite rusty nut and washer.

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Japanese restaurant chain selling not just folded pizzas, but LUCKY folded pizzas!

All the things that make pizza great, only folded!

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Overworked Japan celebrated Labor Day on a Saturday this year

Enjoy your day off…which you would have had anyway!

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Overworked Japanese employees mourn unused paid holidays at new Buddhist memorial service

Workaholics asked to address this senseless loss in a country where taking paid leave is frowned upon.

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How we enjoyed Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea’s Christmas parades

What better way to celebrate Christmas than in the Land of Dreams?

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Merry Christmas from the SoraNews24 team!

Happy Holidays from us to you!

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Tokyo’s Nakano district doesn’t just have an Obon Dance, it has an Obon Jovi Dance!

The west Tokyo neighborhood’s take on the centuries-old event is like bad medicine, and bad medicine is what I need.

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Deer in Nara refuse crackers after Golden Week visitors leave them too full to eat【Photos】

Tourists were shocked to see the usually ravenous deer turn down their favourite treats.

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Starbucks Japan announces its second round of festive holiday drinks, coming soon

‘Tis that time of year, for red and green Christmassy cheer!

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How to deal with sushi harassment in the workplace

The following story is an important example of how one person’s holiday cheer can be another’s form of abuse in the workplace.

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26 scenes from one of the liveliest Coming of Age Day celebrations in Japan 【Photos】

For some young adults in Japan, Coming of Age Day is a somewhat solemn or drab affair, but in Kita-Kyushu it is anything but.

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Holiday screening of “Your Name” in Japan allows singing, cheering, and cosplay!

Laugh, cry, sing, and scream along with everyone at all of the plot twists and turns (even though we all know what’s going to happen)!

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