Sendai

Japan’s big eats just got even bigger at this little-known cafe

Things that make you go, “Huh?” are definitely worth trying when you find them. 

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver! Take us to the best restaurant in Sendai!”

Spur-of-the-moment adventure leads to a surprising meal and a driver that becomes a new friend.

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Taste-testing Japan’s beef tongue/gacha beef vending machine in Sendai【Taste test】

Japan’s gyutan capital has a very unique vending machine.

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Looks like Slime and tastes mysterious – Taste-testing Japan’s newest Dragon Quest sweets

Sweet edamame Slimes draw near to our stomachs as Dragon Quest teams up with maker of northeastern Japan’s most famous traditional dessert,

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Hagi no Tsuki, how we love thee: Why you should get your hands on this Tohoku treat ASAP

Our reporter samples Sendai’s most popular food souvenir for the first time and is overcome by emotion.

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Win a room or bed on an overnight boat from Nagoya in ferry’s Boat Gacha campaign

Feeling lucky and adventurous?

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Miyagi senior’s joke bombs so hard it delays a flight for 50 minutes

I’ve had it with these mother%*&#ing jokes on these mothermother%*&#ing planes.

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Samurai, ninja, and anime butlers join dinosaur staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

Say hello to the future of contact-free check-in.

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Black bear in Sendai becoming proficient with the three-section staff

Park exercising its constitutional right to arm bears.

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Convenience store in Sendai celebrates its foreign workers with a special store display

Customers who were curious about the smiling foreign workers ringing up their order at this local konbini can now learn a little bit about what they have in common.

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Naked man found sitting inside locker at Japanese train station

And he didn’t pick a warm city to do it in, either.

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Enormous Buddhist Kannon statue in Sendai shocks visitors with otherworldly looming

It’s so massive that from certain angles it looks like Japan is under attack by a giant alien life-form.

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What it’s like inside a $3,000 a night Japanese hotel room 【Video】

The palatial room can be found at a hotel that accommodates the Japanese Emperor on his travels.

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Sexy Japanese actress strokes turtle head in tourism promotion video drawing complaints【Video】

Controversial video expected to be taken down shortly.

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Cats appear at Japan’s famous Tanabata Festival in Sendai this summer

The huge streamer decorations that draw crowds from all around Japan will now feature adorable cat characters created by an anime artist.

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Zoo Jeans from Japan uses denim marked with the claws and teeth of lions

The venture is being promoted by a local branch of Loft chainstores to help revitalise the Tohoku area.

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High school student expelled for having sex, sues school for 6 million yen

Someone’s getting excessively punished here and its up to the courts to decide who.

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Popular Japanese cafe chain apologises for using detergent instead of oil to fry their doughnuts

Afternoon Tea TEAROOM is recalling the affected batch of fried items after customers complained of numbness in their tongues.

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Driving up the Miyagi coastline, four years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

I recently visited several areas of the Miyagi coastline decimated by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This is what I saw.

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Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo’s sprawling mural will soon welcome travelers at Sendai Airport

Surely any list of Japan’s greatest animators and directors must include Katsuhiro Otomo, the man behind the likes of Akira, Domu, and Steamboy. Otomo’s distinctive mix of neo-futurism, cyberpunk, and dark humor has earned him both a legion of fans and numerous accolades throughout the world.

We mentioned in a previous article that Otomo would be designing a giant mural for Tohoku’s Sendai Airport. Now it looks like the wait is almost over. The 12-ton mural, which depicts a squat, bespectacled boy sitting astride a cybernetic carp flanked by the gods of wind and lightning, will be unveiled on March 12, one day after the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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