K. Masami

Autumn arrives at Starbucks Japan with two new seasonal drinks

Is it worth stopping by Starbucks this fall?

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McDonald’s Japan’s new tsukimi moon-viewing McShake and McFlurry tantalise the taste buds

New menu items capture the sweet flavours of autumn in Japan.

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Tasting Starbucks Japan’s new autumn Frappuccino, created around the theme of “Our Harvest Table”

The taste of Japanese autumn in a cup! 

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Kyoto curry bread comes with a very special filling

Karepan gets a specialty upgrade at this renowned bakery.

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Meet the Mega Bento, a Japanese meal that’s heavier than a newborn baby

A surprising supermarket find is our biggest food challenge yet!

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Bizarre “shikadamari” deer gathering at Nara Park baffles people in Japan

The animals behave differently this summer.

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A senbero with deer in Nara Park turns into a weird fever dream

We should’ve known better than to attempt a 200-yen senbero in a park during a heatwave.

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Starbucks Japan brings back three regional-exclusive Jimoto Frappuccinos for a limited time

Only three prefectures have been deemed worthy of a re-release. 

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More peach is the name of the game with Starbucks Japan’s Momo More Frappuccino【Taste test】

Can our Frappuccino-loving reporter find something to love about summer?

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Awesome-looking Japanese whiskey maker’s snack recipe requires no booze, almost no effort【Photos】

Got company coming over in exactly a minute, or just a severe case of the munchies? Then this is what you’re looking for.

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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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