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The surprising truth about the new Tokyo Cacao Japanese KitKat

Special regional variety is not all it seems. 

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New Japanese KitKat uses cacao grown in Tokyo

There’s made in Japan and then there’s really made in Japan. 

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Japan’s new Melon Pan slices: Simply pop them on bread and heat and eat

Making Japanese melon bread at home is now easier than ever before!

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Japanese KitKats get a new regional flavour, straight from a Tokyo island

Plus, all the regional-exclusive KitKats get a revamp, giving them a whole new look. 

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Sushi and onigiri rice balls get a new look with rollable furikake

Move aside seaweed, and make way for a new seasoned wrapping!

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New pickled ginger drink takes ginger shots to a whole other level

Are you game enough to drink pickle juice? 

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New spreadable French Toast from Japan is a game-changer

The easiest way to make French toast? Simply spread it on bread!

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How life in Tokyo has changed from five years ago: Five personal takes from our reporter

“How do I order food?!” and other good things to know if you’re visiting Japan this summer for the first time since before the start of the pandemic.

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Frozen Japanese sake: A fantastic way to make easy summer cocktails

Sparkling sake becomes slushie sake this summer.

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New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan

Making melon bread, and curry bread, just got a whole lot easier. 

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McDonald’s teams up with local confectioners for new lineup of very Japanese desserts

Schoolgirls step in to represent Tokyo, Kyoto, and a surprise outsider for this surprising collection. 

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New McDonald’s burgers pay homage to an icon of the kaiju genre

A favourite returns…with some surprising new ingredients.

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McDonald’s pink pie vs. KFC pink pie: Which one does it better?

Two very different takes on springtime in Japan.

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What’s it like to eat an enormous panda onigiri rice ball that weighs over two pounds?

This cute animal comes with four different surprise fillings.

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McDonald’s celebrates sakura season in Japan with a new Teritama burger

Bringing the heat to hanami with habanero.

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McDonald’s adds a hot sakura pie to its menu in Japan

New cherry blossom dessert takes its inspiration from a traditional Japanese springtime sweet.

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Mos Burger’s elusive chocolate bread causes a stir in Japan, but is it any good?

Fast food chocolate bread sounds like a dangerous combination.

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New convenience store chain to rival 7-Eleven opens in Japan

The company behind beef bowl chain Sukiya and conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain Hama Sushi now have their own konbini.

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How to use the new floating hologram registers at 7-Eleven

Japanese convenience store chain lets us shop like we’re in a futuristic sci-fi movie.

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We do battle with the King Yeti from Burger King Japan

Who will come out victorious in this bare-fisted, white-knuckle clash between man and meat sweats?

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