summer

World’s first Ice Whopper now on the menu at Burger King Japan

Bringing the refreshment of kakigori shaved ice to burgers this summer.

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From watermelon to waterpizza: We tried making fruit pizza to beat the heat【SoraKitchen】

It’s super easy, customizable, and there’s no oven involved.

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New digital art exhibition in Nagoya promises “a paradise of bugs” in a colorful forest

A beautiful world of insects awaits in Japan’s fourth largest city this summer!

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Instead of working from home, let’s find out what it’s like to work from a Japanese “beach house”

Can the Shonan summertime party place work as an office?

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Why does Japan actually like the super loud, constantly buzzing sound of cicadas?

For many people in Japan, there’s no more welcome sound than the incredibly loud whining buzz of the seasonal insects.

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Where will you go this summer? Here are the top 10 Japanese swimming spots with the nicest water

One lake and nine beaches to add to your summer swimming bucket list!

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Host your very own Japanese summer festival with these DIY carnival game stands

Cool new kits let you enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese summer festival without leaving your home.

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Here are the best ways to kill roaches, according to Japanese experts, and some ways to avoid

The season is upon us…so make sure you know what to do before you panic!

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Seven Airbnb rentals that are perfect for couples, families, and friends vacationing in Japan this summer

With summer vacation just around the corner in Japan, here are seven accommodations in five different areas to spend your dream getaway.

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Summer in Japan doesn’t feel like a Japanese summer this year, many are saying

Traditional natural signs of the season are missing.

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Mr. Sato goes to a Korean-style shaved ice cafe, makes several mistakes, still has a great time

This shaved ice was different from what he was used to, but it was delicious nonetheless!

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Sony’s wearable air conditioners selling like cold cakes in heat-stricken Japan

Sony’s got what now?!

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Japan Meteorological Agency suspects rainy season may end earlier than ever this year

Who stopped the rain?

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Tokyo’s Imperial Palace to hold Floating Lantern Ceremony for first time in three years

The breathtaking event is back after being cancelled due to the pandemic.

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This futon blanket with built-in fans will save your life this Japanese summer

Say “no more” to waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat.

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Starbucks Taiwan’s new Mango on the Beach Frappuccino is full of fun, summery vibes

A delicious tropical dessert drink with a beachy appeal…the perfect drink for summer!

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Japanese firework catapults a teddy bear into the sky

Proof that people in Japan really are spoilt with crazy, unusual goods. 

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Deer in Nara Park mysteriously disappear during this year’s shikadamari season

Free-roaming deer continue to baffle visitors and experts with their unusual behaviour.

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Explore the exquisite beauty of “Pops’ Fart-loon” fireworks

Fireworks and a father’s farts: two quintessential summer experiences.

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Our reporter devises the best way to beat the summer heat: by eating somen in an outdoor shower

Go devises his own, completely unique way to enjoy a classic summer meal, and named it: Jibun wo Nagashi Somen.

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