shopping

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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Japanese actress Yui Aragaki stars in new H&M campaign

Gakki steps into summer as the ambassador for a new sustainable fashion line.

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What to buy at Daiso’s new Standard Products store in Tokyo

Look out, Muji and Ikea — this 100-yen store chain is coming to steal your customers.

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From April onward all price tags and ads in Japan must reflect final cost with sales tax included

Retailers and stores rush to implement new rule.

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Top 5 souvenirs to buy at Super Nintendo World, according to staff who work there

Tips from the pros to make sure you don’t miss out on the best merchandise.

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Super Nintendo World: The food and swag 【Photos】

Feast your eyes on some of the mouthwatering dishes and cuddly merch USJ has to offer.

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We buy oysters from a Japanese vending machine

Raw seafood and a microwave is today’s weird vending machine find of the day. 

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Japanese vending machines now sell pearl jewellery

But are they good enough to pass as a White Day gift?

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Pokémon Centre in Japan apologises for mistake, makes plushie even more valuable

One person’s defect is another person’s treasure. 

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PS5 chaos at Akihabara as customers rush to grab new consoles【Videos】

Police called due to out-of-control crowd, sparking a heated debate on resellers in Japan. 

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Here’s why Japanese supermarkets play “cheap” background music all day, according to Twitter

There’s a reason why they don’t play other kinds of music!

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Japanese masturbatory aid maker Tenga unloads its “biggest gift ever”

Made from pure gold and priced at 10 million yen. 

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