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It’s a race against time with Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated hourglass

The hour is upon us.

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Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo now selling flowers online, they’re way better than we imagined

Order gorgeous bunches of flowers straight to your doorstep with Uniqlo’s new online service.

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Pokémon’s official baby brand opens Monpoké Marché, its first long-term, physical store in Odaiba

This store-in-a-store is for all of the littlest Pokémon lovers in your life, with play and rest areas to entertain the whole family. 

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Can Daiso’s mini washing machine wash your jocks and socks?

Testing out Japan’s famous 100-yen store item with something other than makeup sponges.  

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Five things that’ll surprise foreign tourists in Japan when they visit

Visiting Japan after it’s been closed off to tourists for so long is making people see the country with new eyes. 

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Security check with Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated bicycle lock

When it comes to disappointing products, this thing is a lock!

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International tourists travel to Japan, spend big at top tourist spots in Tokyo

First weekend following new entry procedures sees foreign visitors picking up loads of bargains, thanks to the weak yen.

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We buy Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated perpetual motion machine

Finally, proof that perpetual disappointment is possible!

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We try Amazon Japan’s lowest rated portable washing machine

Our latest foray into the world of low rated products makes us want to throw in the towel.

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We buy the lowest-rated sexy pillow on Amazon Japan

Don’t buy a sexy pillow without doing your homework.

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Our Japanese writer goes all out to get her cats an expensive exercise wheel from the U.S.

The things we do for our cats.

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Gacha capsule machines now dispense perfumes in Japan

Spin the wheel of fortune on your fragrance — you never know which one you’ll get.

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The Times They are a-Changin’: Our reporter reflects on the changing landscape of Ebisu

Mariko shares a glimpse into what’s different in one Tokyo neighborhood compared to her memories from 20 years ago.

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European and American Men’s Wig: the lowest-rated wig on Amazon Japan

Does this hairpiece really deserve its one-star rating?

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How bad can the lowest rated three-piece suit from Amazon be?

The fact that there were only two pieces was a really bad start.

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It looks like Costco, it sounds like Costco, but it’s actually Dodosuco — we visit look-alike store

When is a branch of Costco not a branch of Costco? When it’s a Dodosuco.

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“Kiwi-flavored” bananas Kiwi’na spotted at Japanese supermarkets

Do you really Kiwi’na hurt me?

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Osaka Metro to test stores where you can pay with your face, even with a mask

What are robbers supposed to do now?

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Japanese supermarket entrusts customers with unusual discount sticker system

A new way to make the customer feel like God in Japan.

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Daiso’s Standard Products store — what’s worth buying and what’s not? Our expert weighs in

Standard Products promises items that are “slightly better” than 100 yen store Daiso, but does that apply to all goods in store?

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