shopping

New vending machines at Shinjuku Station emit scent, play projection mapping with your purchase

The Bench has the most exciting, futuristic vending machines in Tokyo.

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Studio Ghibli releases art crystal puzzles and folding umbrellas for rainy season in Japan

New line of products has us looking forward to rainy days.

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Studio Ghibli releases new mug and tumbler collection featuring Jiji and Totoro

Stay hydrated with anime characters that love outdoor excursions. 

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Starbucks Japan sells a paper tote bag that looks like a free bag…so should you buy it?

When a paper bag becomes a fashion statement.

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We save money on crotchless jeans from Japanese brand Beams by making our own

Addition by subtraction.

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Akihabara pop-up shop sells goods made by Japanese prison inmates

A unique store packed with unusual Japanese souvenirs you won’t find anywhere else.

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Let’s light up some Disney-authorized Mickey Mouse incense

So that’s what Mickey smells like?

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A Sumo Wrestler’s Tail: Studio Ghibli short anime film gets a new merchandise collection

Now you can own some of Ghibli’s rarest and cutest anime characters.

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Recreate the Ghibli Museum at home in cute miniature form

New Miniature Art range also includes individual kits for the museum’s Cat Bus, Robot Soldier and Totoro in the ticket window.

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The disembodied arm on the shoulder prank in the office shows you can be too good at something

Overly smooth prank nearly costs us an arm and a leg.

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Do Japan’s Sushi Manju sweets look as good as the packaging on the box?

Unusual case of false advertising surprises everyone in the office.

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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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People go crazy for new baumkuchen ice cream in Japan

Cult following makes this ice cream sell like hotcakes. 

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Amazon Japan’s Ice Cream Lucky Box will make you feel like you’ve won a dessert lottery

This is one fukubukuro that deserves all its high ratings and rave reviews. 

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Can our writer get lucky with a lucky bag of outlet sexy underwear?

Great deals on butt floss to be had this holiday season.

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How do you beat Bic Camera’s Lucky Box lines, and what’s inside their Sim-Free Phone box?

Our reporter gets the inside scoop!

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The Thanko lucky bag overfloweth with interesting products

Mr. Sato gets way more than he bargained for.

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Ringing in the holiday season with a 3-D ugly sweater

We’re dreaming of a green Christmas.

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Trying out Amazon Japan’s lowest rated magic wand

This article has flashing images and may not be suitable for those with photosensitive conditions.

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Mr. Sato tries his luck with a lucky bag of mystery underwear

Mama always said life is like a lucky bag of outlet underwear.

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