Valentine’s Day

Godiva takes swipe at Japan’s obligation chocolate king, Tokyo chocolatier fights fire with smile

Message from Belgian confectioner is a bolt from the blue, but the makers of Black Thunder are only too happy to play along.

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Tokyo opens entire store dedicated to helping women buy obligation chocolate for Valentine’s

The king of giri choco is here to help women who have to buy chocolate to give to all the guys they’re not attracted to on Valentine’s Day.

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Chocolate-fed sushi fish set to become a Valentine’s Day treat in Japan

One of the country’s most popular revolving sushi chains has a sweet idea.

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Japanese women encouraged to give boyfriends sexy underwear and loaf of bread for Valentine’s Day

The Pan Pan present set is a steamy, strange way to show your affection this February.

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Starbucks Japan gets ready for Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped check boxes

Love is in the air, and the Starbucks paper cup is reflecting it with Valentine’s style boxes for syrup, milk, decaf and everything else!

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New Volcanic Japanese KitKats unveiled at star-studded Tokyo event

KitKats made with rare cocoa beans grown on volcanoes.

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Black Thunder shocks fans by suspending giri choco obligation chocolates on Valentine’s Day

A shock announcement from an avid supporter of Japan’s giri-choco tradition.

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Enjoy your night alone, and also some sweets.

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Starbucks Japan announces new range of Frappuccino drinks for Valentine’s Day

Find your perfect partner at Starbucks.

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Plane passenger almost gets busted for unusually-shaped chocolate in carry-on luggage

At least he has the chocolate for stress eating after this ordeal.

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Survey suggests Tokyo women expect men to spend big on Valentine’s Day return gifts

Participants say that even if a guy were to spend three times as much on a thank-you present, it still wouldn’t be enough.

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Japanese guy’s ex makes him Valentine’s Day chocolate with anime girls flipping him off

Apparently the breakup wasn’t as mutual as he thought, man discovers when getting home-made Pop Team Epic chocolate.

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Cute elementary school Valentine’s Day story makes Japanese Twitter give collective “d’aww”

Crafty kid + smart teacher = happy memory.

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Japanese women warned about the dangers of dumping failed Valentine’s Day chocolate down the sink

As the old saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, not through sewage pipes.

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This Valentine’s Day, tell him you don’t love him with Japanese women’s “chocolate maggot” recipe

A tasty, clever way to say “We’re just friends” in a country where women give chocolate to both lovers and platonic male acquaintances on February 14.

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Japanese confectioner has firm rebuttal to Godiva’s anti-obligation chocolate ad in Japan

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Tokyo-based candy company says “You do you, and we’ll do us.”

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Survey reveals Japanese men really want home-made chocolate, but are women willing to make it?

In Japan, women give chocolate to men on Valentine’s Day, but are guys going to get what they really want?

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Japanese girls reveal who they really give most Valentine’s chocolates to, and it’s not boys

Who needs love, when you’ve got friends, and 15.2 people’s worth of chocolate? And we can at least help with the last one, with a yummy recipe!

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Godiva runs full-page ad asking Japanese women to stop buying so much Valentine’s chocolate

Belgian confectioner maker says enough is enough with Japan’s practice of women giving male coworkers “obligation chocolate.”

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This Valentine’s Day, wow your special someone with boozy samurai warlord chocolates!

They’re tasty, pretty, educational, AND contain liquor, so they’re guaranteed to please!

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