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With BBQ sauce soba & sardine rolls, a Seiyu senbero is full of flavor【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Also featuring the long-awaited return of Umaibo!

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Great deals of Kanagawa lead to the Italian senbero from Shokuhinkan Aoba【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Nothing says “authentic Italian cuisine” like toaster oven pizzas.

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Mr. Sato enjoys the good Life and loads up on food to get loaded with【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Our writers get a new lease on Life.

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Disgraced YouTuber Hezumaryu to run in next Japanese national election

First, take a moment to consider what it must take to become a “disgraced YouTuber.”

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Tokyo man wins 21-million yen lawsuit after slipping on lettuce water, tempura ruling overturned

Two supermarket shoppers pick up injuries, but only one gets a courtroom win.

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A visit to Darvish – not the pitcher, the Iranian market in downtown Tokyo!

Our Japanese-born reporter gets his first tastes of Iranian sweets and curry.

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Japan continues to shun processed fish sticks, opts for minimally processed fish cubes instead

Everything tastes better when it’s a cube!

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Insider tip leads us to one of the best obento lunchbox finds in Japan!

Value-for-money bentos so good we were tempted to keep the secret to ourselves.

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Fukushima supermarket sells earthquake-damaged beers as “heroes”

A good beer has character.

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of half-price stickers at Japanese supermarkets

One person’s bargain is another’s burden.

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Elderly Wakayama woman arrested for hacking her local supermarket’s self-checkout

Senior turned to computer fraud to get a discount on her eggs.

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Surprisingly strong Hokkaido woman arrested for poking holes in 13 expensive melons with finger

“You’re already unsellable.”

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Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country

There’s one place in particular where Japanese people aren’t just not polite, they’re downright rude.

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Pretty or practical? Japanese supermarket sparks conversation about shelf stacking styles

Seiyu might be setting a precedent with their easily stackable product tubs.

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Supermarket comes up with ingenious way to market onigiri rice balls to non-Japanese customers

Personal endorsements from internationally famous faces help bring down cultural barriers.

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Revolutionary new A.I. self-checkout system in Japan calculates all your items with one glance

Sayonara barcode scans! Now there’s a faster and easier way to shop in Japan.

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Hokkaido Earthquake Day 5: Our Hokkaido-based reporter shares his experiences in an affected area

Modern conveniences are returning to parts of Hokkaido, but there’s still much to be done.

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Cruel illusion tricks Japanese shopper who wanted pork cutlet for half-off at the grocery store

The cutlet is a LIE.

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Japanese supermarket sushi becomes even more awesome with cool new packaging innovation

Sushi from the grocery store gets an extra touch of class thanks to one tiny tweak.

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Abandoned Japanese shopping mall’s onions are now so popular that they’re selling out【Photos】

Customers now outnumbering salespeople by an infinitely large ratio.

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