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Pepsi’s new Japan Cola has a special ingredient

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While Starbucks Japan boasts a never-ending parade of special Frappuccino flavors, the American coffeehouse isn’t the only foreign outfit to adapt its product lineup to Japan. Pepsi, through its partnership with local distributor Suntory, has also offered special flavors just for Japan, such as sakura, Christmas cake, and even Halloween “ghost.” This spring, Pepsi Japan is… Read

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Kitten arm rests give you a feline friend who refuses to let go

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Creative Japanese online retailer Felissimo has built up quite a catalog of quirky but cute releases in their YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of "humor" in Japanese), including squishy shiba inu marshmallows and the popular kitty fruit tart bed. But as seen with their viral sexy daikon waifu pillow, they also get… Read

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Pink sakura-flavored baum cake

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Nenrinya is well-known in Japan as a confectioner specializing in delectable “baumkuchen” spit cake (as in, a spit over a fire, not saliva). And for a limited time, they’re offering a special spring treat that looks hard to resist. The seasonal cake, called the “Mount Baum from the Land of the Sakura (Sakura no Kuni… Read

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Compact wireless speakers

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Panasonic has new SC-MC30 compact wireless speakers that can be connected to the TV. The speaker can be placed next to a television set to enhance the sound experience, or it can also be placed in a more remote place like the kitchen, making it easier to watch TV while… Read

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Classic Tiramisu Frappuccino for coffee dessert lovers

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Year after year, Starbucks customers in Japan are continually spoilt with an ever-changing lineup of limited-edition drinks, ranging from creative Christmas tree specials to calligraphy-inspired beverages and unique sakura flavor combinations. Sometimes, though, there are classic flavors that everyone wants to try again, and one of those delights is tiramisu. Starbucks first released a white and… Read

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Mini 'timer' clip

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King Jim is releasing a new kind of timer that counts down the days up to a major event, up to 99 days. The timer comes in the shape of a clip and can be attached to paperwork with an upcoming deadline or a sticky note as a makeshift calendar.… Read

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Candle-shaped speaker from Sony

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Sony is releasing a uniquely shaped “glass sound speaker” on March 16. Its selling point is that not only is it a high res speaker, but it also radiates a warm candle-like light. The speaker can also be connected to directly play your Spotify playlist. Price: 44,880 yen. Read

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Tennis ball fetch machine for dogs

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Thanko has released a tennis ball shooting machine for dogs. The toy comes with three mini tennis balls that can be launched out of the machine automatically as soon as it is placed in the opening at the top. The machine also has three options of launching distances, 3, 6,… Read

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New Japanese KitKats combine ruby chocolate with everyday nuts and cranberry

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In January 2018, Nestlé Japan secured exclusive rights to ruby chocolate, a new variety of chocolate to join dark, milk and white chocolate, becoming the first in the world to debut the new flavor with the release of the Ruby chocolate KitKat. Since then, Yasumasa Takagi, the Japanese pâtissier chef behind many… Read

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Mint maniacs have met their match with this strong mint chocolate ice cream bar

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One of the popular recent dessert trends in Japan, mint and chocolate combinations continue to do well, featured in everything from candies, cookies and drinks, and of course, the granddaddy of them all, mint chocolate chip ice cream. With the cold temperature further enhancing the refreshing sensation of the mint,… Read

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