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We don’t know if Japan’s Pizza-Tara is really pizza, but it’s really good

Look for Pizza-Tara hanging by a hook in a Japanese discount chain store near you!

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How did samurai swords and armor change over time?【Part 1】【Photos】

Samurai fought on the field of battle for a thousand years, and during that time their arms and armor went through a fascinating evolution.

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Rush hour trains in London are worse than Tokyo, according to our Japanese-language reporter

After riding on the Tube in London, our Japanese reporter is thankful for crowded Tokyo trains. 

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Japan’s chocolate toilets are disturbingly delicious【Photos】

Toilet maker Toto’s strange souvenirs are giving us a rumbling in our tummies.

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Did Studio Ghibli create anime’s most skillful lady-killer of all time?

”This guy’s got some mad game” says our reviewer, who watched the Hayao Miyazaki classic for the first time at the age of 30.

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Reconnect with art at the Trowel Picture Museum in Fukuoka

We visit a museum for the common but under-appreciated Japanese art of kote-e.

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Come on, Costco! Sell your Japan-exclusive kabayaki marinade salmon in the U.S. too!

Costco Japan adapts a traditional unagi recipe to salmon, and it should let the U.S. market taste it too.

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This just might be the best affordable hotel breakfast buffet in all of Japan【Photos】

Business hotel makes breakfast a pleasure with morning cutlets, hot pot, and miso.

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Tokyo tapioca tea takeover continues with a new massive boba drink stand in Shibuya【Photos】

Mr. Sato refuses to back down from gigantic sweet tea challenges.

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Starbucks Japan launches new coffee-buying pen, and SoraNews24 tries it out

Touch the Pen lets you pay for your coffee without using cash or cards.

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Melon Dr. Pepper appears in Japan, but is it just what the doctor ordered?【Taste test】

SoraNews24’s in-house Dr. Pepper fan tries the mysterious new flavor, plus how to duplicate it at home.

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This is Japan’s oldest oyakodon chicken-and-egg rice bowl restaurant, and it’s awesome

The birthplace of one of Japan’s favorite lunches is still in business in Tokyo after more than 200 years.

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Krav Maga Tokyo Training Center trains SoraNews24’s Meg in no-holds-barred combat arts【Videos】

Meg goes from Frappuccino fan to fists of fury.

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Last chance for sushi before leaving Japan: Narita Airport’s amazing Sushi Kyotatsu restaurant

When it’s time to say goodbye to Japan at the end of your trip, don’t forget to say goodbye to the sushi too.

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Mr. Sato snags deals in Forever 21’s closing sale, accidentally cosplays Japanese comedy god

Mr. Sato’s final grab bag outfit at Forever 21 cost less than 5,000 yen.

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Tapioca tea is the biggest thing in Tokyo right now, so we try Tokyo’s biggest tapioca tea【Pics】

Mr. Sato follows the lead of trendy teens with a little tapiru time with a giant boba drink.

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Japan’s new mayonnaise ice cream doesn’t taste like you’d expect【Taste test】

A different surprise than the one we’d braced ourselves for.

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A case of culture shock: Japanese summer vacation isn’t much of a vacation at all

Our Japanese-language reporter had his world turned upside down when his German wife commented on his childhood memories.

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Why this American can’t stand Japanese bookstores

There’s something about local bookshops that irks even Japanese people

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KFC’s dating sim cooks up fingerlickin’ Colonel Sanders romance, but the recipe feels off【Review】

While the presentation sizzles like a chicken wing fresh from the fryer, the content is a creamy, cold mash with no gravy.

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