summer

McDonald’s Japan releases Spicy Chicken McNuggets so spicy they’ll knock you out? 【Taste Test】

We put this McDonald’s claim to the test using the power of spicy sauces.

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Stay Tentacool in the summer heat with these gorgeous Pokémon polo shirts

Original Stitch is back with custom shirts for the season — and you can get Poké Ball buttons on these ones!

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We try cooling our face masks five different ways, and don’t recommend doing any of them

It’s getting hot, and wearing masks in summer isn’t fun…but maybe find some other way to stay cool. 

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Disney releases new line of summer kimono, complete with stylish Mickey and Frozen motifs

Elegant enough to make anyone look and feel like a Disney Princess!

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Create a Studio Ghibli cafe at home with anime movie glass tableware

Magical characters keep you company while you dine indoors.

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Tokyo Olympics announce brand new heat-prevention measure: 1,300 tons of ice

Other countermeasures include ice cream for volunteers.

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We coordinate a head-to-toe look for just 1,000 yen

What kind of outfit can US$9.32 get you in Japan?

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Tokyo governor promotes silly Olympics umbrella hat, refuses to wear one herself

Tokyo governor sticks to silly hat plan, seemingly refuses to get on board herself.

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Apple coke is here! World-first flavour exclusive to Coca-Cola Japan

Never-before seen flavour coming to stores nationwide this autumn. 

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Single “haunted taxi” cruising the streets of Osaka until the end of August

It’s like a haunted house on wheels, except you can’t choose when to ride the ESP Taxi. It chooses you.

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We went to a beautiful “beach resort” on top of a mountain and sweated it out in a gondola sauna

There is no sand or sea in sight, but the view is just as impressive as any beach.

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Shikadamari: The Nara deer summer gathering phenomenon that baffles visitors every year

Why do hundreds of deer sit together for an hour at this spot in Nara Park every evening in summer? Our reporter investigates. 

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Yokai Train in Kyoto offers a fun and fright-filled ride of ghosts and demons

Care to be seated next to a mythological monster from Japanese folklore? 

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We mixed all 31 flavors of Baskin Robbins ice cream and created a Frankenstein dessert【Video】

Join the mad ice cream scientists of SoraNews24 as we play god with everyone’s favorite frozen treat.

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Can the “Beijing Bikini” help Tokyo bear the boiling heat during next year’s Games?

Some Chinese authorities want to put a stop to it, but might Japanese authorities be wise to encourage letting our guts fly free?

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How to order a Matcha Caramel S’more Frappuccino at Starbucks Japan

Customisation hack will have you drinking a green tea caramel s’more, only for a limited time.

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We order a ridiculously long, thin serving of soft serve ice cream, get a big surprise instead

What we were eating turned out to not, in fact, be soft serve ice cream at all!

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Häagen-Dazs Japan releases mochi rice cake covered ice cream with green edamame soybean topping

Two new ice creams feature soybeans as their star ingredient this summer. 

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Climate change may be affecting otaku migration patterns, attracting matadors

This year’s Comiket Opening Dash otaku herds seem abnormally sluggish, sparse, and disoriented…and there’s a matador now.

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We try the new Starbucks Caramel S’more Frappuccino from Japan

Nothing’s more confusing than drinking a Caramel S’more on a hot summer’s day.

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