This article by Lily Crossley-Baxter first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. It’s Valentine’s Day soon, and as you will have noticed, there is chocolate EVERYWHERE. It’s in cute heart-shaped boxes, ...
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Recently McDonald's Japan released a new menu item that is simultaneously surprising and intriguing both the populous in Japan and abroad: Chocolate-drizzled french fries. If you’re anything like ...
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Christmas and New Year are over, so it's already time to look towards the next big public (and commercial) holiday: Valentine's Day. Regular readers will know that February 14th in Japan is a bit ...
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As Japan deals with a massive rise in inbound tourism, a rather ugly side to the country's popular culture is rearing its head. Part of this is due to pure ignorance and part is an ingrained belief ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
Searching for something to do during the New Year holidays? How about watching a tuna being cut up while dancing to house music? Because that's basically the concept behind Maguro ...
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And this year's biggest student trend in Japan? Apparently it's okashi ryukku -- rucksacks make from candy and snacks. This year social media has been awash with pictures of what school kids ...
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Dominique Ansel, the acclaimed Parisian-style New York bakery, has opened its first overseas outlet -- in Tokyo. The new bakery opened at the plush Omotesando Hills complex on June 20th, joining ...
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This article by Tiffany first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. While Japan has its own share of street food, street food culture just isn’t as common in Japan as it is in Southeast Asia, where locals ...
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A must-have for board game enthusiasts and fans of Japanese crafts
When we think of Japanese food we think of sushi, noodles and miso soup. But actually there's plenty of curry in the country's diet too, especially so-called curry rice, which is basically white rice ...
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This article by Tiffany first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. No other country in the world has as many Kit Kat flavors as Japan does, having released over 200 flavors since 2000. One reason for the ...
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Taco Bell is returning to Japan. Its first new branch will open in Shibuya in the Dogenzaka area on April 21st. Of course, Taco Bell has been a mainstay of U.S. military bases in Japan for ...
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Yesterday we introduced the iDoll, currently being showcased by ad agency Hakuhodo at SXSW Interactive Festival. Another prototype by Hakuhodo -- and just as outlandish -- are the Talkable ...
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This article by Liz Shek-Noble first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. The Michelin Guide is one of the most respected and famous systems for rating restaurants and hotels across the world. Gaining a ...
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Cultures usually mark important anniversaries with a ceremony. In Japan they produce special food... in a can. 2015 is the fourth centenary of the death of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first Shogun and ...
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Kentucky Fried Chicken has entered the coffee shop market in Japan, in a direct challenge to the McDonald's McCafé format. From November 28th, the Colonel's Cafe in Kobe will be serving French press ...
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