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New Studio Ghibli exhibition opens in Tokyo, features giant talking Yubaba from Spirited Away

We catch up with No Face, Mari Natsuki, who voiced the character of Yubaba, and legendary producer Toshio Suzuki at the limited-time exhibition.

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Japanese company proposes Marie Kondo as mascot for new “Spark Joy” police taser weapons

Will the Queen of Clean upgrade to the Empress of Electrifying?

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How to write “sakura” in Japanese (and why it’s written that way)

There’s a beautiful reason why the kanji for cherry blossoms looks the way it does, and remembering it makes the character a snap to write.

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Japanese Internet mythbusting: Can a corn dog soaking in energy drink charge a smartphone?

It’s a SoraScience experiment as we test out a piece of viral Internet trivia from Japan.

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Four pieces of important advice for foreigners in Japan moving from the countryside to Tokyo

These tips will prepare you for a smooth transition from rural to urban living.

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Totoro cream puffs come to the Ghibli Museum neighbourhood with exclusive new Catbus cookie

We visit the new Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo and try the very special Rum Raisin Catbus you can’t get anywhere else.

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Kura Burger: Japanese sushi chain restaurant offers burgers in Tokyo for a limited time

Rice cola, fish patties and rice buns make for a very different sushi experience.

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo: A visitor’s guide to the biggest Starbucks in the world

Step inside with us as we try all the exclusive treats and drinks only available at this stunning Japan location. 

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A visit to Tokyo’s Pokémon Shirts store, and what all 150 original species patterns look like

Pokémon fashion comes to Harajuku, and we’ve got a massive photo preview to help you decide how to customize your dress shirt.

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Is this real life? Canadian musician becomes apprentice to Japan’s world-famous shamisen masters

Musician Norm Nakamura’s movie-like story is a real-life example of how far you can go if you really chase your dreams

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Osaka’s Okonomiyaki Burrito is both classic Taco Bell and completely different【Taste test】

A prodigal Taco Bell customer returns to the franchise and is surprised with what he finds.

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Let’s make some French cuisine using two bucks worth of junk food from the convenience store!

This dish made with a cheese stick and Pringles pairs well with a nice Auvergne red.

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New Volcanic Japanese KitKats unveiled at star-studded Tokyo event

KitKats made with rare cocoa beans grown on volcanoes.

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Happy New Year from SoraNews24!

Is anyone else craving pork cutlets and tonkotsu ramen?

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Girl’s hair-flavored fried chicken now on sale, is embarrassingly delicious

We try Tenka Torimasu‘s latest girl-flavored chicken and learn there really is no dignified way of ordering it.

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Let’s go get a haircut at Tokyo’s anime otaku hair salon【Photos】

Akihabara’s awesome Off Kai is a hair salon by otaku and for otaku, and SoraNews24 stopped by for a trim.

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The must-have item to avoid being a jerk at Tokyo’s biggest Halloween street party

Bring a bag, and no, not to put candy in.

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Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe has a new lineup of Halloween menu items, and we’ve tried them【Photos】

We dine on Gastly Burgers and Pikachu Donuts, plus create our own zombie Pikachu.

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We just played Tokyo’s Metal Gear Real Infiltration Game, and it’s unbelievably awesome

11 things to know before playing the English-friendly real-life version of the hit video game.

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Matcha Lindor balls: Lindt adds first-ever Japanese flavour to its popular chocolate range

We try the new green tea chocolate, which will only be released in Asia and Australia.

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