new year 2020

Mochi, the danger of Japanese New Year’s, claims another life, rushes many to hospital

The Tokyo Fire Department urges people to use caution when consuming the sticky food.

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Wholesome reporter seeks nostalgic fukubukuro experience, gets huge haul of anime goods instead

Despite kicking off the new year with a plethora of anime merch, something felt amiss for our Japanese-language reporter’s fukubukuro experience.

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Starbucks Japan lucky bag is the most hard-to-get fukubukuro of the New Year

A lucky bag so popular it can only be purchased by lottery winners.

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Mr. Sato hunts for New Year’s lucky tablets in the wilderness of Akihabara

No one puts the “fuku” in “fukubukuro” like Akihabara.

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Make your new year sweet with this Pokémon x Baskin Robbins collaboration

Say goodbye to your New Year’s resolution to eat less ice cream!

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Happy New Year from SoraNews24!

A new decade dawns, heralding the start of a very big year for Japan and its rat-folk.

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