nostalgia

Cup Noodle is taking us back to the Japan of the ‘80s and ‘90s with special ramen flavor revivals

Two beloved flavors from the Showa and Heisei periods make their triumphant return to the shelves!

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Dance the decades away with Travis Japan on their newly dedicated YouTube channel

The Johnnys’ Jr. group also feeds our love for nostalgic and classic J-Pop.

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Hold on to your rings! Sega announces a “must-see” 30-year anniversary broadcast for Sonic fans

Fans worldwide prepare to celebrate thirty years of the blue blur.

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Instant Tokyo nostalgia – Beautifully bittersweet brand-new video looks like it was shot 17 years ago

Walk through Shibuya and Harajuku feels like a stroll through a future past.

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111-year-old Japanese confectionery company disappears forever due to COVID-19

Local Japanese candy stores get ready for a bittersweet goodbye.

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Why are some people in Japan paying big money for an old cassette tape?

Cassettes are back in style in Japan in a big way, with new releases and people paying premiums for discontinued tapes.

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Pokémon anime will release its original soundtrack on CD for the first time in 10 years

The new Pokémon series may have the same original Japanese name, but it’s scored by a brand new composer.

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New Calpis Water bottle design can only be fully seen after you drink the contents

Keep refreshed and get a glimpse of Japanese high school life with these charming bottle designs.

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Where’d the time go?! Top anime series that finished ten years ago, ranked by Japanese netizens

Seriously, it’s been a long, long time since these series aired, and now we feel really old.

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This classic Japanese candy shop is a trove of nostalgic treats, sends us into the past【Photos】

We found a candy store/Showa-era time capsule in Fukuoka, and took lots of photos of its old-timey delights!

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Akihabara in the ’80s looked very different to Tokyo’s otaku mecca today【Video】

Stroll the streets of Electric Town at a time when computers and video games were just beginning to appear on the scene

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We are all Son Goku in this heartwarming, nostalgic Dragon Ball Z Kakarot commercial

Spike up your hair and ready your Kamehameha hands, it’s time to kick butt as Goku!

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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We check out Shinjuku’s video game theme bar and get a neat EXP bonus, enjoy whacky plate-ups

Grab your Virtual Boy and ready your quarters, it’s time to knock back a shot of gaming nostalgia!

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Japanese netizens list their top 10 choices for ’90s anime remakes — What’s your pick?

Now that we’re two decades on from the ’90s, what shows would you like to see receive a modern day make-over?

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A blast from the Poképast! Original Pokémon figures from the ’90s get a re-release

Fans of fat Pikachu rejoice! The classic designs from the original Pokémon games star in this reprint of an old line. Gotta catch ’em all!

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Official Pokémon Red and Blue sprite goods let you relive the past in pixelated style

Celebrate 20 years of catching ’em all with Pokémon Center Japan’s new line of throwback goods.

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Tokyo jumps into the “kids’ meal for adults” game with this mouth-watering nostalgia trip

Baby King Kitchen is a restaurant that wants to make adults feel like kids again. Is it just a happy meal pipe dream, or a trip down memory lane?

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Natsukashii! Japan’s Twitter users in their 30s share items from their youth, get all nostalgic

It’s weird being in your thirties (or thereabouts) in 2015. Kids today have no idea what a struggle it was for us growing up in the days before smartphone selfies, dumb internet trends, and myriad modern technological conveniences. Wait, what are we saying, it was absolutely awesome! For ours was a more innocent childhood, full of VHS tapes, talking on phones connected to the wall by a wire, and clunky dial-up internet that still felt like the greatest thing ever invented.

Japan’s 30s club is no different; they too are nostalgic for the relics of a simpler past. And in this article, we round up 22 nostalgic items that Japanese Twitter users say sum up their idyllic childhoods. But how many of them (if any) are the same as those we in the west enjoyed?

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Transform your fridge or washing machine into a giant Nintendo Game Boy with the power of magnets!

Alright gamers, how many of you remember playing one of those brick-like Nintendo Game Boys – the one with the tiny black-and-green screen on top that was nigh-on impossible to see without a 100-watt lamp or the sun directly overhead? Mobile technology may have come an awfully long way since Nintendo first released its classic handheld into the wild, there’s nothing that beats the fondness of revisiting moments from our childhood, and that little hunk of plastic was definitely one of them.

You may not be able to get your hands on one of those old systems now, but lo, nostalgia is nigh! For now, with some simple magnetic power, you can transform one of your everyday home appliances, like your fridge or washing machine, into a blast from the past with these giant Game Boy magnets!

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