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Starbucks Sakura Frappuccino blooms in Japan 【Taste Test】

Spring has sprung at Starbucks, where a delicious cherry blossom hanami party awaits you.

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Shikayose: The Calling of the Deer in Nara with acorns and a French horn

With thousands less tourists in Nara due to the Coronavirus, this year’s winter celebrations seem strangely more magical

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Parasite ramen challenge: Can you cook the movie’s noodle dish in just 8 minutes?【SoraKitchen】

We had to see how realistic the movie was in terms of cooking, but did we pass the test?

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New edition canned fish rings in capsule machines nationwide, now with tuna!

It’s never been a better time to be a tuna can enthusiast.

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This classic Japanese candy shop is a trove of nostalgic treats, sends us into the past【Photos】

We found a candy store/Showa-era time capsule in Fukuoka, and took lots of photos of its old-timey delights!

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Do 100-yen hair removal pads do the trick, or leave our reporters the hairy messes they are?

Is being a “kuru kuru Princess” really all it’s cracked up to be?

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Our ladylike, solo visit to the handsome butler cage of Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood【Photos】

Swallowtail offers not just good-looking guys, but an elegant home away from home.

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Cheap monthly subscription to Tokyo yakiniku restaurant lets us eat intestines every day for free

And it’s an all-you-can-eat plan, too!

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We test the new two-in-one curry rice cooker from Japan that’s got everyone talking【Video】

Can this magical Twin Chef cooking machine deliver on taste as well as convenience? 

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We try Japan’s super affordable vegan instant cup noodles!

You don’t have to take to the streets of Tokyo to get some delicious vegan noodles.

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After eight years as a NEET, our reporter shares the one thing that helped him escape that life

How to turn that blank in your resume into the inspiring story of your life so far.

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The top nine stand-and-eat soba noodle restaurants in Tokyo

Our resident soba expert ate at over 200 soba spots in the greater Tokyo area, and here are his top picks

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Secluded sauna in Hokkaido lets you enjoy steamy sits and ice-water dips in one isolated location

A sauna of ice and fire.

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One of Kyoto’s best secret ramen restaurants isn’t a restaurant at all – it’s a van!

This ramen chef could work anywhere, but there’s a special reason he’s kept coming back to the same place for almost 30 years.

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A Tokyo host club can be a great place for a GUY to drink

Mr. Sato goes for a night out with the [handsome] boys.

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The spot in Kyoto where Japan’s most treacherous samurai was hunted down by bandits

We step back into the past on a walk to the Akechi Thicket.

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Laugh and learn! Japanese language school for foreigners teaches real Japanese with manzai comedy

Tokyo language school shows students a kind of Japanese you won’t find in textbooks, but that you’ll definitely want in your skill set.

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Here’s what happened when our biggest male otaku tried out Japan’s new Manga Genic eyeliner【Pics】

Manga Genic promises you the eyes of an anime star, but can our reporter handle that kind of power?

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Taste-testing the new Chocolate Milk Tea Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

The closest thing to a Starbucks chocolate bubble tea Frappuccino yet.

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Demon-slaying Dojigiri, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display at Kasuga Shrine

Legendary blade is a an official natural treasure, and presented in a uniquely beautiful way.

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