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Starbucks serves costumed Treat with Trick Frappuccino for Halloween

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The many seasonal and limited edition flavors of Starbucks Japan's Frappuccinos comes in a wide variety of flavors, but they have a habit of dressing up on Halloween. For past celebrations of everyone's favorite fright night, Starbucks has released Halloween Witch and Princess renditions, as well as a bloody red night masquerade flavor of their popular… Read

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Moomin 'wagashi' hitting Japanese convenience stores are the cutest traditional sweets around

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When it comes to wagashi (that’s traditional Japanese sweets), sweets enthusiasts know that not only do they taste delicious, but they are sure to be presented beautifully too. One lineup of wagashi which takes this idea to the next level is Tabemasu. Their creations are inspired by various recognizable characters… Read

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Bandai releases stylish Mobile Suit Gundam sneakers

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"Mobile Suit Gundam" has always dominated the plastic model world, but thanks to a recent celebration of its 40th anniversary, we've seen its merchandise kingdom expand to Gundam head model traditional cast iron kettles and tofu, and even stylish watches from Seiko. Sneaker heads can now count themselves among lucky fans of the iconic anime,… Read

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New mouth cover fuses Mizuno’s sports material with Sony’s 100% recycled waste biomass fabric

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Japanese sports equipment company Mizuno on Monday released their new Triporous™: Mizuno Mouth Cover which combines their sports fabric with Triporous, a sustainable high-performance filtering material developed by Sony Group Inc. that reuses surplus biomass (rice husks). The stylish and sustainable new mouth cover is available at the Mizuno Official… Read

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Introducing the next generation of AirPods

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Apple on Monday announced the third generation of AirPods featuring spatial audio, delivering advanced features and a magical experience in a new contoured design. By combining the power of the H1 chip with an Apple-designed acoustic system, the new AirPods use computational audio to deliver breakthrough sound with Adaptive EQ.… Read

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Kaneka releases PCR test kit for COVID-19 variants

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Kaneka Corp has released KANEKA RT-PCR Kit SARS-CoV-2, a real-time PCR test kit capable of simultaneously detecting four variants of COVID-19. The new kit has a suggested retail price of 217,800 yen, including tax. This test kit uses a reagent developed using Kaneka's molecular testing-related technologies. The reagent makes it… Read

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Kotatsu specially built for card, board games

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After living in Japan, I have stood steadfastly by my thinking that there are no better inventions in human history than GPS and the kotatsu.  Whether we’re talking about ordinary ones, ginormous futon versions, or pet-sized ones, it’s a disgrace that the Japanese kotatsu, a table with a heater on its underside to keep… Read

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Every mistake you make reveals Mt Fuji with these clever transforming erasers

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Japan's PLUS Stationery had many looking forward to making mistakes, for once, when they released a special Mt Fuji edition version of their "Air-in" range of erasers. The fun-to-use erasers look fairly standard at first, but as you use them, they wear down revealing your very own personal snow-capped Mt Fuji. Now with fall… Read

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Bring brilliant Japanese fall leaves to your table with gorgeous drinking glass sets

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Fall is in the air, and in Japan one of the great displays of that is when koyo (紅葉), autumn foliage that adds vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange around the country, takes center stage and gets many admiring the beautiful scenery outdoors. While there's nothing quite like taking… Read

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Coming soon to konbini shelves near you – Suntory's winter ‘Horoyoi’ lineup

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To the completely unprepared, a trip to the alcoholic section of any Japanese convenience store or supermarket can quickly turn into an overwhelming game of "What’s this? What’s that?" With a selection of drinks large enough to fill at least two normal-sized Tokyo apartments, simply separating what you’ve already tried… Read

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