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Boys’ love at the temple? Sensual ikemen art that raised eyebrows in Japan now set to be removed

Modern makeover at centuries-old temple comes to an end, but not for rumoured reasons.

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KFC puts its own spin on Japanese flavours with the new Katsu and Fillet Burger

When fried chicken just isn’t enough to satisfy your cravings.

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Japanese park’s English dog turd warning minces no words【Why does Engrish happen?】

Kanji quirk leads to some harsh language in reminder to pet owners.

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Japanese convenience store Lawson releases new ultra-cheap 200-yen (US$1.75) bento【Taste test】

Can cheap lightning strike twice?

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Sushi chain bento combines raw fish with…sukiyaki?

Cooked beef and raw fish combo makes us rethink everything we thought we knew about seafood.

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A trip to hell on Japan’s ‘vomit ship’: Is it as bad as everyone says it is?

Exploring the not-so-glamorous side of island-hopping.

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Taco Bell Japan’s DIY Tacos Kit gives us what we want and more

The best DIY projects are the ones you can eat.

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How crowded is Kyoto now without international tourists?【Photos】

We visit the top tourist sites, and are surprised at what we discover.

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Does Lawson’s new “A Happy Pancake the Drink” live up to our pancake-loving expectations?

We try out the newest “drinkable food.”

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Mitsuimo tart “caramelized sweet potato tart” ice cream hits the shelves at Lawson convenience stores

Häagen-Dazs Japan rolls out a perfect, leveled-up mitsuimo sweet treat for this autumn season.

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Vintage coin-operated “weight machine” found in Kyoto stationery store

Somewhere along the way we forgot how to make weighing yourself fun.

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Japanese convenience store chain running out of fried chicken, takes precautions to save Christmas

We might not be seeing Family Mart’s Famichiki for a while.

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Making a traditional Japanese dessert from “heaven grass”【Photos】

It comes from the sea, but when you’re done preparing it, it tastes divine.

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Watching Akira for the first time ever – Our contrary reporter gets her mind blown

The more people told her she had to see it, the less she wanted to.

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Which is the real piece of sushi, and which is Japan’s insane 429-piece plastic model sushi kit?

Plastic sushi reaches a new level of craziness with the new ikura gunkan model.

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Yoshinoya has a semi-secret chicken bowl you won’t find anywhere on its website【Taste test】

The toridon quietly appears at select branches of the gyudon king.

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Biting Pokémon faces and butts is all part of the game in this new Mister Donut collection

Eevee, we chews you!!

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Our Japanese-born reporter tries California-grown rice, gets his mind blown【Taste test】

His friend warned him about Calrose rice. Should he have listened?

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We fry up a feast at Kushiya Monogatari and learn the joy of Japanese skewer restaurants

No wonder these places are such a hit in Osaka!

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There’s something fishy about this mysterious tourist spot in Japan

You won’t find torii shrine gates like this anywhere else.

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