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Celebrate spring with the Butterscotch Coffee Jelly Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

A Tokyo exclusive that can now be enjoyed nationwide.

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Starbucks Japan reveals second sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2020

Robust flavours of fruit and flowers steal the limelight in this limited-edition seasonal beverage.

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Starbucks Sakura Frappuccino blooms in Japan 【Taste Test】

Spring has sprung at Starbucks, where a delicious cherry blossom hanami party awaits you.

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Starbucks Japan reveals first sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2020

Real extract from the trees gives you a sense of what it’s like to drink the cherry blossoms.

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Starbucks Japan releases special sakura gift packs for cherry blossom season 2020

Enjoy the taste of sakura Starbucks at home or in the office this spring.

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Starbucks Japan unveils first sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2020

Iconic Japanese flower will be blended with a popular dessert this spring.

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Coca-Cola Japan releases their first-ever strawberry coke

World’s first Strawberry Coca-Cola is set to make its global debut in Japan.

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Gekkeikan releases new alcohol-free Japanese daiginjo sake

Ever wanted to enjoy the taste of premium Japanese rice wine without the alcohol? Now you can! 

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Now that is an erection of a building.

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Japanese company develops matcha paste that retains more health benefits than a cup of green tea

The next new trend for gourmets is green tea pastes, in four differently coloured tea varieties.

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Starbucks Japan releases their first ever creamy fruit tea Frappuccino

The Frappuccino sets out a new path for Starbucks as the company ventures out into tea territory with their latest release.

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Japan gets world’s strongest carbonated Pepsi, packaged in a new reinforced bottle

While a one-litre (two-pint) bottle of Pepsi usually contains 1.0 GV (gas volume), these much smaller bottles now pack 5.0 GV in more than half the size.

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Pirate action ahoy! New feature-length One Piece anime to air in December!

Eighteen years after making its serial debut in the Weekly Shōnen Jump Magazine, Eiichiro Oda’s internationally popular manga/anime franchise One Piece is still going strong, even being turned into a Kabuki performance this year.

Well, with the Holiday Season approaching, it seems One Piece fans will have a huge treat to look forward to just in time for Christmas. Yes, a brand new feature-length One Piece anime will air on TV next month, and details have just recently been released. The anime, titled One Piece — Adventure of Nebulandia, will be broadcast on Japanese national TV on December 19, and fans should be thrilled to see some familiar enemies from the past!

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7-Eleven ups its coffee game, introduces new iced cafe latte with the help of magic white beads

Up until fairly recently, convenience stores may have not been your first thought when it came to procuring a cup of hot coffee. But in the past year or so in Japan, the likes of 7-Eleven and Lawson have begun offering some really great tasting and affordable fresh coffee options with the help of nifty self-service machines positioned near the register. Sure, there are plenty of bottled and canned coffee options in the back, but there’s something about holding a steaming cup of joe in your hands and being able to smell that coffee aroma that makes it hard to resist.

Now, a mysterious new black cup has made an appearance alongside the regular clear iced coffee cups sold in 7-Eleven stores. Get ready for a classic coffee flavor with 7-Eleven’s new iced cafe latte.

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It sounds like HTC’s new phone is going to have an incredible camera

HTC is planning to announce a new smartphone and smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona on March 1, according to a report from Bloomberg.

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Funimation streams 2nd Attack on Titan dub clip

North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment began streaming a second clip from the dub of Attack on Titan on Monday. The clip was previously released last Tuesday to subscribers to accompany the second round of voice cast announcements.

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New Sailor Moon Crystal anime will take a stylistic cue from the original manga

They’re here!!! Details about the new Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Moon Crystal, are finally here! Toei Animation has just released the first key image for the new series, revealing that the animation will look completely different than the first anime that has captivated millions of fans around the world. Staying true to the style of the Sailor Moon manga created by Naoko Takeuchi, Sailor Moon Crystal promises to be visually stunning. Click on for more information!

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Hot and sweet — these new Kit Kats are ready to be baked!

Many of our readers may be aware that Japanese consumers are quite fond of unique and creative Kit Kat products and flavors. But now, Nestle Japan has come out with what could be described as not just a new flavor but a new “species” of Kit Kat. And why are we calling it a new species? Well, it’s because you’ll need to do just a little bit of cooking to fully enjoy these Kit Kats. Yes, Nestle Japan’s newest Kit Kat offering, the “Bake ‘N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavor” (Kit Kat Mini Yaite Oishi Purin Aji) is a Kit Kat that you heat in a toaster oven before eating! After hearing that, the only question we had was, of course, “How soon can we get our hands on some of these?”

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle limited edition boxset in our sweaty little hands!

It’s finally here, the video game that anime and manga fans have been drooling over for months: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. And better yet, our resident manga fan and gamer extraordinaire Kuzo managed to grab us one of the “Gold Experience Box” sets, which comes with a heap of limited edition Jojo merchandise.

Join us after the jump as we rip into this box of delights!

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Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX screeching into game centres across Japan this month

Start your engines, boys and girls! Long-running racing series Mario Kart is making its third entry into the arcade scene, with Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX launching this July in Japanese video arcades!

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