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Fanta Socata!? Now available exclusively from Japanese vending machines

New Japanese Fanta features a unique flavour from abroad.

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Starbucks adds new fermented Frappuccino to their menu in Japan

Starbucks’ first Frappuccino to combine Western and Japanese fermented ingredients.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan brings out Yuzu Blanc Manger ice cream for a limited time this summer

Luxury ice cream combines the beloved Japanese citrus with a classic French dessert.

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Japanese Twitter user gets help from Thomas the Tank Engine for cooling drinks 【Video】

Toys aren’t just for kids – they can also make our lives easier.

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New Choco Mint Pocky comes covered in pastel green mint chocolate

Mint chocolate now looks as cool as it tastes. 

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Coca-Cola Japan brings out clear lime Coke with former gravure idol as their poster girl

Coca-Cola takes the clear drinks trend to a whole new level, and gives us a special Reiwa parody commercial as well. 

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How to stay cool in Japan this summer? With a mist-spraying Fanbrella

Push the parasol into a drink bottle and you’ll enjoy a coastal breeze all day long.

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Tokyo announces new heat prevention measure for 2020 Olympics: umbrella hats!

It’s hard to tell whether making people look like mercenary swordsmen of feudal Japan was intentional or not.

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Starbucks Japan releases new limited-edition cups, tumblers and travel mugs for summer 2019

Another season, another lineup of must-have Japan-exclusive items.

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Japanese tire company’s trendy tire print yukata prints rev back into the limelight

Far from their traditional association with burnt rubber, squealing brakes and gritty endurance, tires lend a spot of delicate geometry to these kimono prints.
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Starbucks Japan releases cat tumblers as part of new drinkware range for summer 2019

Tumblers with cat ears and whipped cream lids are just some of the new designs in this gorgeous limited-edition collection.

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These Pakistani students in Tokyo had never been to the beach, and that’s something we had to fix

We hit the coast with a group of international students for a day of sun, surf…and maybe romance?

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We tested out an anti-UV umbrella to see how much it cools us down in this dreadful summer heat

Is it just a marketing gimmick or a brilliant invention of the century?

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Solar Chef: We tried cooking an egg using the power of the sun and a magnifying glass

Stay with us as our Japanese-language reporter brings the sun into his sunny-side up.

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Sailor Moon yukata kimono line will keep you breezy and beautiful in the Japanese summer heat

As the temperatures climb, there’s just one team of glamorous superheroines who can save us from the summer heat. Moon Crystal Power Dress Up!

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Hanao Shoes: Dress like a modern-day geisha with new line of geta sneakers from Kyoto

A more comfortable way to enjoy the festival season while out and about in your yukata summer kimono.

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Japanese summer is worse than summer in Death Valley, says our correspondent, a seasoned traveler

What makes Japanese summer more unbearable than the harsh heat of the desert?

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Japanese daughter’s attempt at making cool watermelon soda fountain turns into torture device

Still, it was a lot of messy fun for the whole family.

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Sure eel flavored potato chips are great, but here’s a recipe that’ll make them even better!

Try this life hack to get the most out your eel chips

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