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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】Yodobashi Camera offers up a tablet box of techie dreams

Popular retail chain Yodobashi Camera sets the bar high with their “Tablet Computer Dreams i” New Year’s gift box. 

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Why right now is one of the best times of the year to shop for dojinshi manga and merch in Japan

Lucky bags always make January a great time to go shopping in Japan, but it’s the prime dojinshi-buying time for a very different reason.

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The five best anime of 2017【Seiji’s World of Anime】

The biggest otaku in the SoraNews24 office runs down his picks for the five series you need to see to feel like you “watched anime” in 2017.

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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】Animate’s awesome set has over 70 anime goodies for under 30 bucks

A near-unbeatable equation for anime otaku to start the new year with.

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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】McDonald’s Japan brings out exclusive goodies for customers this New Year

These are some of the cutest McDonald’s items we’ve ever seen!

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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】KFC Japan fukubukuro makes fried chicken dreams come true

Colonel Sanders has been kind to his finger-lickin’ customers this New Year.

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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】Meg tries her luck with a fukubukuro from Japan’s top lingerie maker

Intiame apparel lucky bag is available only through Amazon Japan.

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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】Krispy Kreme ups their game in these trying times for donuts

With a simple wish to start your year off with some tasty donuts, Krispy Kreme delivers big in this year’s bag.

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Starbucks’ new matcha cheese Frappuccino is here, but can this crazy combo work?【Taste test】

Frappuccino connoisseur Meg muses on mascarpone green tea beverage.

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Our reporter Meg turns her lens on 12 months’ worth of steamy male skin, including borderline-illegal cosplay.

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Butter on sushi? We’d heard it was great, but we wouldn’t believe it without trying it ourselves

Fans swear this sushi restaurant’s butter unagi is amazing, so we taste-tested it.

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Japanese convenience store’s fried chicken pizza burger is a some-assembly-required masterpiece

Frankenstein’s monster of fried chicken is frighteningly tasty.

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A reader asks Mr. Sato to meet in-person, and gives him an unforgettable message

Usually, people email Mr. Sato to call him garbage, but this young woman from Singapore had something else to say.

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In always-polite Japan, KFC has low-smell fried chicken so you won’t bother people on the train

KFC Japan wants to help keep the smell of your finger-lickin’ good meal out of other passengers’ noses.

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Gundams take over interior of Tokyo shopping mall that already has a full-scale Gundam out front

Rare chance to ice skate next to giant anime robot also part of winter festivities.

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Used tissues and odors: The five most disgusting types of customer at a Japanese Internet cafe

Somehow, “customers who have sex in the booths” doesn’t top this industry veteran’s list.

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Deep-fried sushi exists in Japan, and here’s where to try it【Taste test】

Is this a country-fair style affront to Japanese cuisine, or a delicious idea we should have thought of sooner? Our reporter Meg finds out.

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The luxurious new Bâton d’or La Recolte Pocky has us feeling fancy【Taste test】

With an elegant French name like that, we knew we were in for something special!

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Travel tip: 100 yen shop solves the “What do I do with my trash?” problem visitors face in Japan

A clever solution to one of the biggest annoyances about traveling in Japan.

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Japan’s new imitation Oreos are here, but how do they compare to the made-in-China real deal?

Company that previously produced made-in-Japan Oreos is back in the sandwich cookie game, and our reporter Meg is ready to score the fight.

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