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We test the cleaning power of the miniature washing machine from 100 yen shop Daiso

How well does this tiny washing machine from Daiso work? We give it a spin to find out.

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Eat your burger with a Japanese sword at Shogun Burger in Tokyo

Each blade is made by a craftsman from Seki using centuries-old traditional swordsmithing techniques.

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Why throw away your leftover ramen broth when you can use it to make awesome ramen rice instead?

Hop into the SoraKitchen with us for a super-easy way to supercharge your rice cooker cooking.

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Tokyo department store’s best beef sushi bento combines two of the best things in life

Wagyu plus sushi plus bento is the formula for a perfect meal.

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Tokyo’s amazing Takarazuka-style photo studio can transform you into a famous anime star

Makeover turns our reporter into Lady Oscar, heroine of The Rose of Versailles and the all-female Takarazuka theater troupe.

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It’s under 9,000 (yen)! Testing out luck with the Dragon Ball figure lucky bag【Photos】

All we knew was that the bag contained Dragon Ball anime figures, and that was all we needed to know.

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Multiple Tengas are just part of the high-value package.

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Cosplay lucky bag delivers costumes aimed at first-time cosplayers in Japan

Is this how you’re meant to cosplay? 

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Lotte City Hotel in Tokyo comes with all-you-can-eat sweets and ice cream

People in Japan are going crazy for this sweets hotel, which serves up Koala’s March pancakes unavailable anywhere else in the world. 

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Godzilla Store crushes New Year with king of the 2020 fukubukuro lucky bags

Extra rare merchandise limited to only 100 lucky shoppers.

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Sukiya beef bowl chain makes Japanese New Year fun with limited-edition fukubukuro

13 reasons why 2020 ought to be the Year of the Beef Bowl. 

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Naomi Osaka appears inside fukubukuro lucky bag from famous Japanese candy retail chain

Tennis star makes a surprise appearance in a bag filled with snacks and sweets.

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Ippudo ramen gives noodle lovers a fantastic fukubukuro lucky bag for 2020

Start the New Year right with this once-in-a-year gift from the world-famous ramen chain.

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Yoshinoya fukubukuro lucky bag comes with sought-after beef bowl, sold at only one place in Japan

We go on a journey to find the Holy Grail of beef bowls.

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Ikea hot dog lucky bag is one of the most unusual fukubukuro available in Japan this year

Ikea Japan gives locals a lesson on how to make a good hot dog for the New Year.

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Happy New Year from NERV! We crack open the 2020 Evangelion fukubukuro lucky bag【Pics】

Plenty of fanservice awaits in this end-of-year Evangelion package, and we didn’t even have to queue for one.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 4 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

The final day of Comiket wrapped up with some awesome cosplays.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 3 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Characters from EvangelionAzur Lane, and Psycho-Pass are just some of the famous faces making an appearance. 

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 2 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Warm up with characters from some of Japan’s most popular manga, anime and video games.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 1 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

Characters from Pokémon and Fate Grand Order rank as some of the most impressive this year.

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