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We visit “Japan’s oldest izakaya bar” for a delightful mix of the modern and the traditional

Over a century of tradition right in the middle of Tokyo!

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We caved in to curiosity and bought a mystery box from a strange vending machine in Akihabara

Each box comes with a random tale attached to it.

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How to get an amazing Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi lunch for less than 15 bucks

Often forgotten branch has amazing deals and an extremely unusual photograph policy.

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This 2,264-page manga behemoth is the biggest Japanese comic anthology we’ve ever seen【Photos】

Two of Japan’s top manga publishers team up for a special collection of 44 different series in one huge book.

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30 ways people keep reacting to our born-in-America returnee Japanese writer

After spending his first few years living in the U.S., he’s spent the rest of his life answering the same questions over and over.

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The time someone pooped next to us on the train during Tokyo rush hour, and we tried to be nice

Rush hour is a pretty unpleasant time to be on the train in Japan under any circumstances, but this was a whole new set of problems.

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Starbucks Japan’s pre-hashtagged strawberry sibling Frappuccinos are ready for their taste tests

Simultaneous launch of two new drinks makes Frappuccino fans’ day twice as nice.

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Starbucks Japan releases the ridiculously long-named Double Ristretto Nonfat Breve Non-vanilla Mocha Non-whip Extra Chocolate Sauce Vanilla Frappuccino【Taste test】

We try the newest Japanese Frappuccino, with a name so long that even Starbucks’ own employees can’t remember it.

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Why was the 2,000-yen bill left out of Japan’s yen redesign, and how does it feel about the snub?

We interview Japan’s least-popular form of currency and the only bill not to be getting a slick new face-lift in the near future.

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Tokyo has an exclusive curry restaurant for members only to eat in, and we’ve tried its food

An exclusive restaurant in an exclusive part of the city.

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Intoxicated Saitama man hides mysterious paper in a tree, Mr. Sato investigates

Our fearless reporter risks getting accosted up by a drunkard to uncover the truth.

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Gold-dust topped instant noodles on sale in Japan for the end of Heisei Era

Oh, you eat your noodles without any precious metals on top? How…quaint.

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Cat pancakes: Easier to make than normal ones thanks to super-cute, super-cheap Japanese gadget

The latest and greatest 100 yen shop treasure is now on sale at Daiso’s rival.

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We dare Tokyo’s pigeons to crap on us because we think it’ll make us rich【Experiment】

Will our crap investments make us filthy rich, or just filthy? Read on to find out!

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SoraNews24’s Otaku Aniki is here to give you the three must-watch anime of the spring season【Vid】

Music, monsters, and mammaries are all part of his video list.

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Ruby chocolate KitKats come to Japanese convenience stores with new Everyday Nuts and Cranberry

Getting your hands on the coveted “fourth chocolate” just got a whole lot easier, and cheaper too.

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SoraNews24’s Find Seiji a Girlfriend Project levels-up into the Found-Seiji-a-Wife Project

Our reporter’s bachelor days come to a close as he picks a meaningful day to tie the knot.

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The Japanese cosplayers and booth ladies from the Anime Japan 2019 convention in Tokyo 【Photos】

Anime-related companies/organizations across Japan and the world running their exhibitions, showing off displays, organizing sales, stages shows, and other events.

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Visit top Kyoto sites and escape the crowds with new early-morning sakura sightseeing campaign

Experience a very different side to the city as part of the “Cherry Blossoms in the Morning” promotion.

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We order a craft beer at the combi conbini standing bar near Hakata Station【Pictures】

Pop into this Poplar store to buy convenience store snacks and quaff a craft beer in the same place!

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