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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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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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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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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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New service from Japanese site BountyHunter offers paid positions to rat out shoplifters

When there’s someone strange lifting your store’s goods, who you gonna call? Bounty Hunter!
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In downtown Tokyo, we talk to a guy who says he’s from Orion’s belt, get called an “idiot”

And this alien man told us that Earth’s sci-fi movies are completely wrong.

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Entire shop of Cardcaptor Sakura anime merchandise to open in Tokyo this month

Mascot Kero-chan will even be on hand to greet fans as part of celebration of the anime magical girl’s return to TV.

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Tsutaya Book Apartment: Stay overnight at new 24-hour bookstore in Tokyo

With private booths, showers and a women’s-only floor, this is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo.

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We visit Japan’s only specialty toothpick store to buy products steeped in 300-year-old history

When samurai needed toothpicks during the Edo period, this store had everything they were looking for.

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Animegane: World’s first anime eyewear store opens in Akihabara

Whether you’re after Boruto spectacles or glasses from Maho Girls Pretty Cure!, this new store has a huge selection of anime styles to choose from.

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113-year-old soba noodle restaurant closes in Tokyo due to heartbreaking development

The poster explaining the reason for the closure of the family-run business is breaking hearts around the internet.

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