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What’s the true reason for Japanese train delays classed as “customer support”?

When you hear this term being used on trains, it’s often a euphemism for something more serious.

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How to cancel a floor on a Japanese elevator

Cool hack will save you time and keep you in everyone’s good books.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best seafood joint in Otaru!”

What happens when we put our faith in a cab driver for local restaurant recommendations in Hokkaido?

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Taste-testing the “cheese that gives you weird dreams”【Experiment】

The Japanese Internet is buzzing about this mysterious blue cheese, and as usual, we’re ahead of schedule on the weirdness.

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Is McDonald’s Japan’s new Godiva hot chocolate worth the relatively high price?

In a country where you can buy cheap drinks everywhere, expensive luxuries need to be worth the calories.

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Starbucks Japan’s newest Frappuccino is the only date we need this Valentine’s Day

A cool beverage that knows how to treat you right.

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How to eat a kebab without making a godawful mess – Advice from an Akihabara kebab merchant

Our otaku reporter loves kebabs and wants the food to end up in his mouth, not on his shirt and anime merch.

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Meet the Japanese grandma who manually operates vending machines in the countryside

A unique place where there really is a person inside the machine. 

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Touken Rambu chocolates are a treat for anime fans and a test of how well you know the characters

Our resident blade boy supporter doesn’t need to look at the label to know what flavor her favorite characters are.

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Japanese toilet piggy bank proves Japan has the best toys

Flushing money down the toilet has never been more entertaining!

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How much trash is in Village Vanguard’s 2022 Lucky Bags? We bought 7 to find out

Because buying just one of anything isn’t an option at SoraNews24.

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Mr. Sato goes to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022… front gate【Photos】

Our writer makes the most of a car show without seeing a single car.

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Japanese bento serves up a slice of the samurai life in a special carry case

Lunch like a warrior in Tokyo for a limited time.

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McDonald’s Japan’s new winter menu exclusives: Hot pies and special chicken nuggets

Canadian Maple Custard Pie is just the start of this limited-time flavour celebration.

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Which of these Beppu-themed bath salts make your home bath feel most like the famous onsen area?

Our reporter Go Hatori finds out!

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We visit the Paris branch of Muji in search for some minimalist products only found in France

Parisian branch of Muji is perfect blend of European and Japanese tastes.

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Natural hot spring bathhouse in Tokyo’s Kabukicho is a super-cheap place to stay

Luxury spa facility is in the top 10 most booked wellness experiences in the world but not a lot of people know there’s a way you can spend the night there. 

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Sukiyaki, soba, oden, and other Japanese comfort foods…for your pet cat or dog?!?

Special for-animal versions of traditional Japanese cuisine favorites might have you wanting to try a bite too.

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Giant Pokémon Go video display at Shinjuku Station brings our reporter to tears

A moving moment…for more reasons than one. 

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best plain onigiri rice balls?

Lawson, 7-Eleven and Family Mart go head-to-head in this konbini battle but there can only be one winner.

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