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We try on the Japanese kimono you can put on in 29 seconds, see if it lives up to the hype

Let it not be said that SoraNews24’s reporters don’t push the limits of speedy kimono suit-ups.

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We order all four burgers from McDonald’s Japan’s Big Mac line and compare their…sizes

The Big Mac Jr., the classic Big Mac, the Grand Big Mac and the Giga Big Mac are like a happy Big Mac family made of meat and buns.

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Shibuya capsule hotel comes with free beers, unusual beds and unique soundless wake-up system

Cheap accommodation in Tokyo offers one of the best high-tech deals in the city.

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We ride Bridgestone’s new TB1e electric bike over 80 miles in Japan, barely wear down the battery

Even Bridgestone themselves were stunned at how much juice our Japanese-language reporter got out of this bike.

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6 predictions: Which brand new Japanese anime will be the dark-horse hit of 2020?【Videos】

Here are our Japanese-language reporter Seiji’s top picks for the hottest new stars of the upcoming anime season!

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Futon izakaya lets you drink and sleep on the cheap

Now you can sleep inside a restaurant in Japan.

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Dine at Akihabara’s Dorami and get all-you-can-eat mapo tofu, plus delicious dumplings and more

Our Japanese-language reporter follows a hot tip to a mouth-searing offer he can’t refuse.

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All-you-can-eat yakiniku in Shinjuku for less than 10 bucks!

Today, I Feel Like a Pig” is our favourite new yakiniku joint in Tokyo right now.

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Lost something on a Japanese train? Look for it at the railway’s lost-and-found market

Unclaimed items from the lost-and-found are sold to the public at these special markets.

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Japan Travel: What it’s like to go on a solo journey on a Japanese restaurant train

Who needs company when you’ve got a Japanese kaiseki feast laid out in front of you? 

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New Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan comes filled with sweet potato fries 【Taste Test】

The Sweet Potato Gold Frappuccino and Macchiato are exclusive to Japan this autumn. 

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We score an exclusive interview with viral Twitter star Otodo-chan, Kochi Aquarium’s scary mascot

Otodo-chan has been racking up likes and re-tweets for her impassioned PR pleas, seal-ing her fate as one of Japan’s top mascots!
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We head out to Kyoto to eat a delicious crepe crammed with fermented soybeans, rice【Taste Test】

Why hadn’t we thought to stick natto and rice into warm fluffy crepe layers before now?!
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Anime’s rudest little boy, Crayon Shin-chan, helps pledge support for hardworking moms

Kasukabe station’s anime ad campaign is hitting close to home for many Japanese mothers.

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Japanese samurai sword ice cream crafted by master swordsmith from famous katana town of Seki

This mythical sword with non-melting abilities will kill your thirst and replenish your spirit

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We visit Tokyo Tapioca Land in Harajuku

Boba fantasy land or boba fail? We find out if this bubble tea pop-up is really as bad as its reviews. 

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Seoul Cafe’s mint chocolate shaved ice is unlike any other shaved ice around【Photos】

This innovative dessert has all the cooling power of a regular shaved ice, but with a funky mint chocolate twist and a presentation upgrade.

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Japanese restaurant serves meals to diners via a moving steam locomotive train

All aboard the tonkatsu train! 

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade katana, forged by master swordsmith, now on display【Pics】

The sakabato, one of the most famous swords of the anime/manga world, is now part of the real world.

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Japanese park encourages kids to play with saws, light bonfires for learning experiences

”You might get hurt” sign at entrance to Tokyo play spot tells children.

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