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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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Seiji gets into the Olympic spirit on the cheap at 100-yen store Daiso

Can Seiji find the true meaning of the Olympics for a few bucks?

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New sake earrings let you wear your love for Japanese rice wine on your ears

Pay homage to Japan’s traditional drinking culture with unique eye-catching jewellery.

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Engrish mistake turns innocent sign into X-rated notice at Japanese store

This isn’t the type of self-service they were meaning.

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How easy is it to win super expensive Japanese whisky at a gacha machine in Tokyo?

So determined to win rare full-sized Hibiki and Yamazaki whiskies we’re willing to spend over US$300 for them.

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Historic Asakusa shopping street in danger as Taito Ward calls for shop evictions

Decades-old shops kept in families for generations could be shuttered as a result.

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We buy Vladimir Putin chocolate from the Red Square Russian shop in Tokyo

President Putin chocolate is one of five recommended items you can buy at this specialty food store.

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Ikea Japan adds epic matcha sweets to its menu for a limited time

Gorgeous celebration of matcha includes a very unusual tunnbröd you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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Don Quijote opens new sake and sweets stores at Tokyo Station

Famous discount chainstore dedicates one store to sweets and one to drinks, with popular products for tourists.

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Maybelline and Furifu release a retro-modern “Traditions of Japan” yukata collection

These six coordinated ensembles mix cosmetics with yukata and include a specially designed yukata inspired by one of the lipstick colors.  

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