Lucky Bags

Starbucks Japan announces its lucky bag for 2017 – feel free to start lining up now

In order to figure out what might be in the bag this year, we have to look to the past to see the future!

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Anime store’s super-generous merchandise deal is a 4,700-percent return on your shopping investment

With 60 items for just 1,000 yen (US$8.35), Animate’s lucky bag might just be the luckiest of all.

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【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】We buy a 3,000-yen, 5-kilo Lucky Bag of junk in Akihabara

Mr. Sato visits the Iwayuru Junk Shop in Tokyo’s Akihabara district in search of a true lucky bag: one where you don’t know what you’ll get inside.

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Checking out Muji’s lucky bag: Almost 10,000 yen worth of stuff for a fraction of the price

US$100 worth of Muji stationery for less than $10? It must be Lucky Bag time!

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【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】Contents of McDonald’s 2016 lucky bags revealed!

Want to see what you can get in one of McDonald’s lucky bags this year? So do we!

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KFC Japan launches multi-tiered boxes, lucky bags, (almost) everlasting coupons for New Year

Kentucky Fried Chicken may be a favorite Christmas food in Japan, but thanks to this limited-time offer, the feasting may just have to continue!

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Luxury new year’s lucky bags are in — including a $1.6 million gold tea ceremony set!

New Year’s lucky bags, or fukubukuro, are a fun and exciting Japanese tradition, but just how much would you be willing to spend on one of them?

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Attention coffee lovers: The RocketNews24 Ultimate Café Fukuburuko Ranking 2015 is here!

It seems like we’ve been spending every spare moment we have snatching up fukubukuro, the lucky bag bundles that shoppers in Japan buy at New Year’s without knowing what’s inside. As a matter of fact, by the time we stopped and took count, we’d grabbed eight different fukubukuro from cafés near our office.

As a result, we’re pretty much stocked up on coffee for the next couple of weeks. Honestly, we’ve got so much we’d be happy to pour you a cup, if only the RocketNews24 offices had a visitors’ lounge. But since it doesn’t, instead, we’re going to give you the information you need to pick the best café lucky bag for yourself, as we present the RocketNews24 Ultimate Café Fukubukuro Ranking 2015.

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We grab a bargain with the Muji Fortune Can, because Lucky Bags are so 2014

With its classic, minimalist style and unbranded goods, Muji is a popular and enduring brand. And whereas its international stores tend to mainly sell household goods and furniture, Muji in Japan has dipped its toe in a wide range of sectors, from show houses to cafés to a Muji car.

While Muji’s Lucky Bags always sell out, the store also sells this Fortune Can for, appropriately, 2,015 yen (around US$17)! As well as a 2,015-yen gift card – that’s right, every can contains a gift card that’s the same value as the retail price of the can! – each one also contains a traditional Japanese ornament from the Tōhoku, Kansai or Chūgoku regions.

Well, when our Japanese reporter Sachi Ojiya heard about that, he rushed down to Muji and bought not one but three Lucky Cans! This is his report.

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