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Takeout ramen broth: A new Tokyo winter noodle trend that’s worth the hype? 【Taste Test】

A whole new way to appreciate ramen. 

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At at-work, on-the-desk oden maker is exactly the office morale booster we need

Actually, we think we need one at home too.

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We learn the dark secret of Japan’s Woodstock rice balls, still want to eat them【Taste test】

This curry onigiri might not be quite as cute as we thought.

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Our boss becomes the father of a gigantic chocolate egg, raises it with love【Photos】

What can the biggest chocolate egg we’ve ever seen teach us about parenthood?

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Japan’s crazy Air Shield face shield gets strapped to Mr. Sato’s head【Photos】

Our man of many masks tries out this inflatable shield.

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Does your butt get cold in the winter? Try this butt heater cushion to keep you warm and cozy

Complete with a cushion and a heat pack, this set is great for the office, at home, or for outdoor events!

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We try the new Famichiki Burger from Family Mart

Is Japan’s new D.I.Y. fried chicken sandwich a match made in convenience store heaven?

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We take a trip to Japan’s Lovot robot cafe, cuddle with a bot and learn how to love

Japan’s personal loneliness-busting robots have their own cafe, so naturally, we ran right over.

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We tried every single flavor of Mister Donut’s Belgian chocolatier collab donuts【Taste test】

Donut even think you can resist the temptation. We couldn’t.

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We try a rotating sushi restaurant in New Delhi, are surprised to find no rotating sushi

Our Japanese-language reporter learns to appreciate cheap, Japanese conveyer belt sushi.

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Words of wisdom to live by from a simple Japanese father for Coming of Age Day

Our writer received a heartfelt message from his father on his Coming of Age Day 23 years ago which he would now like to share with you.

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Testing out the Evangelion Test Type Drink Holder and huge Spear of Longinus plushie【Photos】

Or “that time our otaku reporter almost caused Third Impact.”

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Japan’s craziest Coming of Age Day is back with Kitakyushu Seijin no Hi 2021【Photos】

All of Japan has Coming of Age Ceremonies in January, but nowhere has them quite like Kitakyushu.

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Choosing one of the six Osomatsu-san brothers from Surugaya’s 2021 fukubukuro lucky bags【Pics】

What’s in store this time from these sextuplets?

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What’s it like to eat Burger King Japan’s protection from evil Whopper?【Taste test】

Deliver us from evil, oh mighty Spicy Yakuyoke Whopper!

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What’s inside the lucky bag from Akihabara’s largest adult toy shop?

Adult department store M’s’ eroticism expert picks out a blind-buy bundle for women and couples that includes a tube of Surprisingly Gooey Feeling Super Gooey Type.

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Starbucks Japan lucky bag showdown! We snag three fukubukuro, but are they all the same?【Pics】

You can always count on cool drinkware, cute plushies, and free coffee from Starbucks Japan at New Year’s.

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We visit a Brazilian buffet in Shimane Prefecture, eat so much beef and sausage we forget dessert

The food was delicious, even though we didn’t get to try Brazil’s most famous dish. 

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Mr. Sato remembers the hit song of 2020, it’s because of that $100 Dolce & Gabbana mask of his

Can you put a price on true comfort? Dolce & Gabbana can.

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Is it okay to bleach hair that has been surgically transplanted? Seiji reports on his hairline

Our resident otaku signed up to be the Internet’s guinea pig…the first to document bleaching his transplanted hair.

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