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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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Studio Ghibli releases a Totoro daruma and beckoning Catbus in Japan for New Year

The sold-out collection every Ghibli fan wants to get their hands on.

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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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Kyoto’s uniquely beautiful New Year’s tradition is being carried on by Starbucks Japan【Photos】

Before all of Japan had gacha machines, Kyoto had fukudama, and the coffeehouse chain is helping make sure the city still does.

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Totoro, Spirited Away mamezara dishes ready to grace the tables of Studio Ghibli anime fans【Pics】

They’re especially nice for New Year’s, but you’ll want to use them all year long.

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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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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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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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Starbucks’ Japanese New Year’s/Chinese zodiac drinkware line is full of fun and fortune【Pics】

Mice of the year, beckoning cats, and Shiba Inu are all here to wish us a happy 2020!

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A Very PokeChristmas: Pokemon Center Announces 2012 Christmas and New Year’s Goods

Pokemon Christmas and New Year’s goods will soon be on sale at all seven of Japan’s official Pokemon Center stores.  Pokemon Christmas goods will be released on October 27 followed by Pokemon New Year’s goods on November 3.

Here’s a sneak peak!

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