New Year’s

That time we let Coca-Cola bottles predict our fortunes for the new year

Limited-time campaign comes complete with cute AR bunnies for the Year of the Rabbit.

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Hayao Miyazaki draws Year of the Rabbit illustration for New Year’s card to Studio Ghibli fans

The rabbit on this nengajo even comes with a name and intriguing backstory. 

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Survey says osechi New Year’s food differs according to each region in Japan

And even though there are some staples on the menu throughout the nation, what goes into those staples also varies!

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Air from 2022 for sale on Japanese flea market app Mercari

Start the new year off with some great deals on vintage air!

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Survey reveals how Japanese people plan to spend the 2023 New Year’s holiday

Questions explore the ongoing impact of the pandemic on family traditions and what people plan to spend the most money on for celebrations.

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Starbucks Japanese New Year’s Frappuccino: Too delicious to wait for January to drink【Taste test】

The ingredients of this Frappuccino, including kelp, don’t just taste great, traditional Japanese culture says they’ll give you blessings for the year to come.

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Starbucks Japan releases cute new zodiac goods for Year of the Rabbit

“We Are Starbucks Coffee Rabbits — Living Somewhere in Coffee Tree Forests” is the theme for this new collection.

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New Year’s Eve plans in Tokyo? Tokyo Metro won’t be running any extra late-night trains this year

You might need to pack it in early or be prepared to go all night.

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Deadly New Year mochi strikes again, hospitalizing 19 and resulting in 4 deaths

Pounded rice may be delicious, but it can be incredibly risky—especially in our current circumstances.

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Masked stranger in Tokyo secretly takes down someone else’s Christmas lights, puts them away【Vid】

We’re not sure if this is a crime, but it is creepy.

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Hayao Miyazaki draws Year of the Tiger illustration for New Year’s card to Studio Ghibli fans

Anime studio shares master’s latest illustration as part of its online nengajo.

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How much money should you give children for New Year’s otoshidama? Adults weigh in

Grown-ups dish on the appropriate amounts of New Year’s money to gift depending on the age of a child.

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Disney’s 2022 New Year goods are too adorable not too buy them all

Bring good luck in the new year of the Tiger with Tigger and other Disney characters!

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No need to be lonely at New Year’s with Japan’s new one-person osechi set【Taste test】

Conveyor belt sushi chain Kura Sushi single-sizes osechi, creates new desserts to keep us company.

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Japan’s year-end Kohaku song battle rumored to end soon

Is 72 years long enough for this TV tradition?

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Pokémon-themed doughnut lucky bag is filled with sweet surprises

Mister Donut makes us feel like the very best, like no one ever was this New Year. 

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Spending New Year’s alone? Japanese restaurant has special one-person kosechi New Year’s meals

Osechi becomes Kosechi at Kura Sushi.

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Chinese zodiac Evangelion characters are here to wish you a happy, chibi Year of the Ox【Pics】

A new line of adorable cow-splay merch.

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Japan’ deadliest New Year’s food may be even more dangerous in 2021 due to the coronavirus

Eating the ironically risky symbol of long life is the latest thing that requires extra caution during the pandemic.

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Ring in the New Year with Baskin-Robbins Japan’s adorable Pokémon ice cream dishes

Buy a take-home ice cream selection, receive adorable Pokémon merchandise!

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