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Starbucks Japan sakura kit for 2017


The global coffeehouse chain gives us a taste of spring with two new beverages and a drinkware range containing over thirty cherry blossom-themed items. Starbucks has been known to delight customers in Japan throughout the seasons with a number of tasty and creative Frappuccino releases, but there’s one very special limited-edition range that everyone scrambles to get their hands …

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Green tea Cup Noodle instant ramen


Ramen and green tea are two of the best things to make if you’ve got a pot of hot water, and now you can have both at once. After the amazingly thorough Cup Noodles/Final Fantasy XV cross-promotion, you’d think the creative minds at Nissin, maker of Japan’s most popular brand …

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I Like Orange Juice!” new release from Piko Taro


If 2016 was the year of apples and pineapples, 2017 looks set to be the year of orange juice. If one of your goals was to turn over a new leaf and resist watching Piko Taro videos in 2017, prepare to break that New Year’s resolution right now because the performer …

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GameStop’s “First Allotment” Of Switch Preorders Have Sold Out


 GameStop just announced that the company has “reserved all of its first allotment of Nintendo Switch systems”.   GameStop’s Bob Puzon says “We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available”. Preorders for the $300 system went live …

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Japanese comedy Street Fighter II battle【Video】


They’ve got your pow, bam, and hadoken packed with some good, ol’ fashioned laughs. These days, fighting games make up a healthy portion of the e-sports arena. While players are throwing down in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, and Mortal Kombat X, we can trace the popularity of the …

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Shigeru Miyamoto at Late-night TV program


Legends of video game design and music team up for awesome live performance. When I first learned that Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario Bros., also created The Legend of Zelda, it honestly blew my young mind. How could anyone be so talented as to be the driving force …

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New limited-edition Pringles feature iconic Japanese flavours


  Now once you pop, you get to enjoy some popular meals from Japan. Pringles’ saddle-shaped chips have come a long way in terms of flavour since they were developed by Procter & Gamble and created by an American chemist in the 50s. While the chips-in-a-can concept remains unchanged, the variety of flavours has grown to …

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2K540 Aki-Oka – Japanese Artisan Stores, Akihabara


Okachi-machi is known by most as the wholesale area for clothing and food, however, there is a hidden jewel of 2K540 Aki-Oka.  2K540 Aki-Oka Japanese artisan stores and studios are under the elevated train tracks if you walk along the line towards Akihabara. In December 2010 over 25 Japanese artisans …

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A sacred place for “otakus” in Akihabara


Check out the newest anime-related information in Akihabara, a sacred place for “otaku” Akihabara is sacred ground for Japan’s famous “otaku” (anime and video game fan) culture. The Tokyo Anime Center is located in Akihabara UDX, the core facility inside Akihabara Crossfield that serves a central role in the area. …

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Gachapon: Capsule Toy Adventure in Akihabara


Gachapon is toy capsules from coin dispensing machines that are found all over Japan. What’s unique is that they don’t only have high quality anime figures and other surprises, but they’re loved by adults as well as kids! Japanese love the mystery of the what’s inside that gachapon capsule. Gachapon …

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