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Demon Slayer lucky bag from Akihabara slays us with awesome anime merch

Tokyo’s otaku town knows how to please Kimetsu no Yaiba fans. 

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Akihabara junk shop offers “Guaranteed iPad and other various items!!” lucky bag in 2022

Mr. Sato came for the “guaranteed iPad” and stayed for the “and more!!”

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No Face lights the way in new lineup of Spirited Away anime merchandise from Japan

Bring a little Studio Ghibli magic into the home.

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We celebrate Christmas with the worst tree we could find

It’s not the size of the tree that matters, but the balls that hang from it.

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“Cinderella fit” otaku goods from 100-yen store are god items for anime and manga fans

Japanese otaku know where to shop for the best display goods.

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Top 5 Super Nintendo World souvenirs for winter 2021 according to staff

Park-goers’ Nintendo tastes have become more refined.

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It’s time for a Hawaiian Hurricane Senbero from Yaoko in Saitama【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

This senbero is out of this world!

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We stumble across hidden gems at Paris branch of Japanese second-hand bookstore Book Off in Paris

Japan’s biggest chain of used books and other media blends right in with the City of Lights.

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We buy the lowest-rated alarm clock on Amazon Japan

How bad can it really be?

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Japan’s favourite whisky and chocolate pairing just got even bigger

“Twig” chocolate is a great partner for whisky, but what happens when it becomes a full-on branch?

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Retro Japanese toys make childhood lottery dreams come true

These are the games kids used to play before Japanese video games.

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Workman’s Severe Fashion Show blasts models wearing latest items with wind and rain

A great show for those interested in practical workwear, or those who really hate models.

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New Pokémon GU collaboration dresses all the family, including babies for the first time

Uniqlo’s sister brand wants everyone to catch ’em all.

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The future is now with full face sunglasses

P.K. Sanjun in the 23rd century.

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We try Uniqlo coffee at first-ever cafe inside Ginza flagship store

One of the few places in Tokyo serving Geisha Coffee at an affordable price. 

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Major retailer Aeon may have won Japan’s Best Home Senbero

However, it was only a temporary victory.

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ABS Wholesale Center cuts out the middleman to a good time【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

We take a no-frills approach to a night of drinking.

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Uniqlo opens its first-ever cafe at newly revamped Ginza store

All 12 floors “reborn” at global flagship store.

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Japan’s Best Home Senbero: Don Quijote sells booze and surprisingly good “sushi” for under US$10

This makeshift bar food will have our reporter battling windmills in no time.

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China’s “Little Kyoto” shut down by government after complaints of Japanese culture “invasion”

The future of the newly opened Japan-themed complex now remains unclear. 

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