Oh, dear. A big Japanese corporation has done it again: made a marketing campaign that is causing offense to some. Kirin is promoting its recently relaunched tea product Namacha with a new online ...
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If you have ever attended a baseball or other sports event in Japan, you will likely have spotted the "beer girls", also known as uriko. These happy-go-lucky ladies can be seen lugging large kegs of ...
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Taisin has created another superb ice sphere mold. The FLX65 Sphere, Heart, Star Ice Ball Mold has three alternate 65mm molds so you can vary the shapes you make to go in your glass and keep your ...
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In about a month Japan's is going to be pink: cherry blossom pink. The sakura season -- in particular, cherry blossom viewing and picnics -- is such a cultural phenomenon that that almost every ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
If Tokyo has one enduring image abroad it’s that everyone and everything is rushing. In the mornings, high-heeled women in skirt-suits can be seen running down the sidewalk towards the train ...
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If you’ve been to Japan you’ve seen them: Brightly lit vending machines with rows of beverages lined up, each facing the passerby and beckoning to be sampled. Maybe you’ve noticed the coffee ...
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The popular Q-pot Cafe is celebrating the start of 2016 -- the year of the monkey in Japan -- with some themed special items on their menu. Available only from January 3rd to January 11th, the New ...
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We've seen grapefruit and maca beer and even cherry blossom-flavored beer, but how about green tea beer? Green Tea Restaurant 1899 Ochanomizu (the numbers are pronounced "ichi hachi kyu kyu") has ...
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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
This article by Angela Schnabel first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. For just an hour of your time you can enjoy a free factory tour and beer tasting at Suntory’s Musashino Brewery in Fuchu, ...
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Kirin has cemented its entry into the craft beer market with the opening on April 17th of Spring Valley Brewery, a brewpub in Daikanyama. Another SVB brewpub has opened in Yokohama. The name ...
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Japan is the land of characters. Every town has a mascot, every brand its own cute figure. But while there is no shortage of home-grown characters, Japanese consumers also love to lap up foreign ...
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Get ready for Shibuya Beer. We already have Tokyo Black, made by the same people as Yona Yona, as well as Tokyo Ale. So why not a craft beer for one of Tokyo's most vibrant ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
As we reported last May, the "cool/cold beer" trend has crossed over from actual bars and restaurants to home "toys". You haven't lived until you've tried Kirin's Frozen Beer at least once (for some, ...
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The cherry blossom season always brings a gazillion sakura-themed products and campaigns. It's easy to get tired of this, and yet every year still manages to bring a surprise. We've already heard ...
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Good things come to those who wait, they say. But it's bad news if you're a hipster desperate to get your lips around a cup of black stuff from the latest trendy coffee shop in ...
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