K. Masami

Starbucks Japan’s newest Frappuccino has an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other

A decadent mix that’s only on the menu for a limited time. 

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New “wet” potato chips revolutionise the snack industry in Japan

Not in Japan to try them? We’ve got you covered with a hack to make wet chips at home, no matter where you are in the world!

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Starbucks Japan new Nyu Frappuccino: An old-school throwback that reminds us of Osaka【Taste test】

What’s old is Nyu.

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Our reporter shares her reflections on competitive karuta playing manga Chihayafuru ending soon

She’s not the only one whose life has been impacted by the emotional weight of this story.

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Transparent soy sauce is a thing — we saw it, we tried it, we’re confused by it

Our resident soy sauce fanatic gives it a try and breaks her brain in the process.

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Japan’s favourite whisky and chocolate pairing just got even bigger

“Twig” chocolate is a great partner for whisky, but what happens when it becomes a full-on branch?

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Starbucks Japan welcomes autumn with Caramel Apple Rooibos Tea

There’s nothing boring about rooibos when it’s served like this.

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We test out 100-yen shop Halloween pet accessories on a purrfectly cute assistant

Click for cute cat pictures! Oh, and adorable, affordable Halloween pet accessories. 

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Tabasco Japan says you should add hot sauce to your beer, but are they right?【Taste test】

It’s not just the alcohol that’s giving this beer a kick.

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We tackle a titanic bowl of pork cutlet katsudon and (just about) live to tell the tale

When you begin to suspect that your bowl is a portal to the pork dimension…

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Our reporter breaks her Takarazuka virginity with an all-female performance of City Hunter

Battling first-timer nerves, we take a seat at the renowned Takarazuka theater.

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Starbucks Japan’s first pineapple Frappuccino, Go Pineapple, should be the Gorogoro Pineapple

Taste-testing Starbucks Japan’s first-ever pineapple dessert drink, plus its peachy companion.

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This Nara workshop has been making deer crackers for more than 100 years and offers tours【Photos】

The oldest shika senbei maker in the city gives us an inside look and a fresh-cooked taste.

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Starbucks releases 47 Frappuccinos around Japan, we try the one for Nara Prefecture

Can this Frappuccino capture the flavour of a region famous for deer and the giant Buddha? 

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Starbucks Japan releases a surprise Chocolate Tea Cake Frappuccino【Taste Test】

New drink appears in stores without any prior notice.

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Cups made of kelp from Hokkaido add a touch of umami to whatever you put inside

Kelp yourself to an extra flavorful cup of sake or soup.

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These super thick, extra-crunchy potato chips are the answer to your salty snack cravings

Handmade chips in lots of flavors from a local, Fukuoka-based company? Sign us up!

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Got a hankering for hanpen? Here’s how to make your own Japanese fish cakes【SoraKitchen】

This particular style of fish cake dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868) and is made using only three key ingredients

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We try making imoni, the beloved taro and beef stew of northern Japan【SoraKitchen】

This autumn staple of Yamagata Prefecture comes to our kitchen in Tokyo with the help of a friend from the region.

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Universal Studios Japan launches mask cosplay contest for Halloween

One of our own reporters has a go at making a personal Halloween-themed mask for USJ’s newest event.

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