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Individually wrapped potato chips now on store shelves

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"Even though they're potato chips, they're individually wrapped!" The fact that Japanese chips brand Koikeya puts this phrase at the top of their press release for their new 濃いじゃが koijaga (literally "dense potato") anchovy and olive flavored chips indicates that they consider this an attention-grabbing and appealing feature. However, while some readers may raise… Read

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Japan’s new Melon Pan slices: Simply pop them on bread and heat and eat

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We’re always looking for fast and easy cooking hacks to help us out in the kitchen, and now we’ve found one that makes all our Melon Pan dreams come true, thanks to Niigata-based confectionery and snack company Bourbon. They’ve created the Melon Pan Sheet, with the word “sheet” referring not to a cover that… Read

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Yuzu Pringles: New Japan-exclusive flavor is so stimulating it’s turned Mr P’s eyes to stars

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Pringles is a well-known global brand that has a presence in over 140 countries. Only one of those countries will be getting a very special Yuzu flavor next month, and luckily for us, that country is Japan. This is no ordinary addition to the range, as the flavor of yuzu will be… Read

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Sony announces FX30 cinema APS-C camera

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Sony's FX30 digital cinema camera lowers the barrier for entry into Sony’s highly regarded Cinema Line and delivers top-notch quality and professional features to everyday content creators. Borrowing a lot from the FX3, the Sony FX30 uses nearly the same form factor with the only noticeable change being the use… Read

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Stay warm with Thanko’s washable heater vest

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While jamming multiple heat packs in your pockets or triple layering might keep you warm during winter, Thanko’s newest product will streamline your winter wardrobe. This vest has five built-in electric heaters that only take a few seconds to warm up and comes in a sleek black design. Gone are… Read

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Fukushin releases crowdfunded soft pressure leggings

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With autumn fast approaching, Fukushin, a Kagawa Prefecture-based glove company, has released its new soft pressure leggings. Wearing compression leggings during cold weather has many benefits like improving blood circulation, maintaining balance and reducing soreness. After one year of research and development prompted by a crowdfunding campaign on Campfire, the… Read

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Now you can set up your very own Secret Base with new Pokemon camping supplies

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Did you play Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire back in the day and really wish you could make your own Secret Base? Well, now you can. The Pokemon Center and outdoor brand Logos have teamed up to produce a line of Pokemon-themed camping and outdoor gear that’s perfect for your hidden hideaway–or just for camping, picnics, during… Read

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Mos Burger, FamilyMart unveil Mos Teriyaki Nikuman

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Mos Burger and FamilyMart have teamed up for the first time to develop a teriyaki burger-flavored nikuman (meat bun). This special collaboration is available at 16,600 FamilyMart stores across Japan. The Mos Teriyaki Nikuman was inspired by Mos Burger’s most popular menu item, the Teriyaki Burger. Last week we set… Read

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Japan’s newest potato chip flavor: Convenience store fried chicken

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There are all sorts of ways Japanese convenience stores earn the “convenient” part of their name. They’ve got branches all over, for example, so you’re hardly ever more than a short walk away from one, and they’re open 24 hours a day, ready to provide you with food and drink at any… Read

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One-person fryer is game-changer for tonkatsu, tempura, and all your favorite izakaya fried foods

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Akihabara-based retailer Thanko has a reputation for making practical appliances, but recently they've been shifting their focus to helping out solo-diners with devices that help deliver some tasty treats for those who need to only cook for themselves. The Japanese maker recently released a personal rice cooker and bento combo that… Read

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