K. Masami

Is Starbucks Japan’s new Frappuccino better than the 7-Eleven smoothie?

Two icons go head-to-head, but one is a poor man’s strawberry.

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Starbucks Japan makes hojicha black tea latte permanent item, and here’s a great way to customize it

We’ve been waiting three years to try this trick!

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Starbucks Japan adds a Banana Brulee Frappuccino to the menu, with a bunch of new treats as well

B-grade “Mottainai Bananas” get a new lease on life, but do they make for a B-grade Frappuccino? 

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Japanese curry pasta is quick to make, receives rave reviews

Japanese curry is now as simple as boiling pasta in a pot!

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Starbucks Japan’s new Matcha Frappuccino: Brilliant beverage or drink disaster?

It looks like it contains apples, but it actually doesn’t.

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Starbucks Japan’s new Wimbledon Frappuccino is twice as nice with this secret customisation hack

Best of all, this customisation is absolutely free!

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Is Starbucks Japan’s new Gohobi Melon Frappuccino really the ultimate melon Frappuccino?

New limited-edition drinks have a lot to live up to. 

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We take part in a T-Rex race at Nara, Japan, turns out to be a wet and wild event

Extinct theropods take over Unesco World Heritage Site for a race like no other.

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We investigate the newly released film revival of Hayao Miyazaki’s Sherlock Hound

The remastered and re-released theatrical feature is back in Japanese theaters for a limited time to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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Can Starbucks Japan’s new Frappuccino and “cheer up” drink really change your mood?

Two drinks designed to improve your energy and mood at a pivotal time of year.

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Starbucks Japan’s rarest Frappuccino can only be purchased at 15 stores around the country

The My Fruit³ Frappuccino comes in three customisable varieties to suit personal tastes.

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Starbucks pairs new Frappuccinos with chocolate cakes for Valentine’s Day

We get a taste of the chain’s most delicious couples and find out if they’re worth the calories.

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Starbucks Japan’s new Valentine’s Day Frappuccino is like a drinkable opera cake

There’s no escaping the charms of this newest limited-edition beverage.

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Sanrio’s lucky bag promises even more kawaii goods galore in 2024

We purchased a Pompompurin-themed bag to relive our childhood nostalgia and were pleasantly surprised at the practicality of the items.

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Does Starbucks Japan’s new rice cake Frappuccino live up to the hype?

The green mermaid wants us to relax with a cup of tea and a traditional sweet in every mouthful. 

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Checking Amazon Japan’s Bath Salts Fukubukuro Lucky Bag for 2024

How many Japanese bath salts can we get for US$25?

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Starbucks Japan’s new Christmas Frappuccino: festive fantasy or festive fail?

A nutty way to celebrate the holidays.

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If you cook Kyoto’s famous chewy “raw” confectionary, will it become a rice cracker?【SoraKitchen】

Can we recreate the baked version of yatsuhashi with different cooking methods?

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Christmas arrives early at Starbucks in Japan with new Merry Cream Frappuccino

Limited-edition beverage looks set to be the hit drink of the festive season.

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Drinkable Choco Flakes in a can contains…pieces of actual corn?!

When you want to remind people what cornflakes are made of, in an unforgettable way. 

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