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Robot vacuum cleaners

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Panasonic is releasing two new robot vacuum cleaners in their RULO series. The RULO vacuum has a triangular shape that enables it to squeeze in and sweep the corners of a room. The MC-RS810 and MC-RS310 are additionally equipped with three types of obstacle detecting sensors, using laser, ultrasonic waves… Read

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Cold Stone’s new mochi ice cream pops are packed with Japanese flavors like 'azuki' and 'kuromitsu'

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While Japanese sweets fans have pretty wide palates, often the surest path to success for foreign confectioners in the country is to take the know-how acquired in their home markets and mix it with Japanese flavors and dessert traditions. Recently we’ve seen McDonald’s do just that with its strawberry matcha green… Read

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Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks

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There's not much about the physical details of Google's new Pixel 3 phone that you can't find elsewhere. That bigger display and curved design? Apple and Samsung phones already have that. But the Pixel doesn't intend to wow people with its hardware anyway. It's really a showcase for Google's latest… Read

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Pokemon plushie wrist rests make online computer time Japanese anime time every day of the year

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In Japan, time spent at your computer doesn’t ever have to be time spent alone, thanks to the cute and cuddly PC cushion collection from Premium Bandai. Featuring Pikachu, Hatsune Miku and a host of other popular Japanese anime characters, the PC cushions are actually more like full-sized plushies which sit on your lap staring… Read

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Halloween Witch and Halloween Princess Frappuccino

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It hasn’t even been a fortnight since we were sitting at Starbucks licking our lips after tasting their brand new pumpkin Frappuccino. But things move fast in the world of seasonal beverages in Japan, so it’s time to get ready for another new release this month, and now there are two limited-edition… Read

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Russian Roulette Bread

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Walking into a Japanese convenience store always feels like taking a step into a world of delicious wonders, and perhaps no section is more wonderful than the bread aisle. Not content with just plain sandwich bread, Japanese convenience stores are stocked with tasty temptations like curry bread, sweet bean bread, and more.… Read

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New 4K satellite TV receiver from Panasonic

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Panasonic is due to release a new 4K satellite television receiver on Nov 16. This is the first one on the domestic market that also has Blu-ray recording functionality. It is able to display and record TV in 4K definition, with Ultra HD Blu-ray playback possible. In addition, you can… Read

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New Japanese KitKat features flavor of traditional 'shingen mochi' dessert

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Back in 2014, we introduced the world to the wonders of the Japanese water cake, a sweet so delicate it disappears after 30 minutes. Called "Mizu Shingen Mochi" (Water Shingen Mochi), the clear dessert now goes by a variety of names overseas, including “Raindrop Cake”, but it’s originally a take on a traditional Japanese… Read

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Pet-tracking home camera

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Panasonic is scheduled to release a new camera on Dec 13 which will allow users to see how their pet is doing while they are out. The camera connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing the audio-visual data to be accessed via a special app to your smartphone. While being… Read

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First ever Pringles instant cup ramen noodles are coming to Japan

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Over the years, American chip brand Pringles has been treating its Japanese customers to a huge variety of exclusive local flavors, including specialties like sukiyaki and even takoyaki octopus balls. Now, though, Pringles is raising the bar in terms of new and surprising releases by teaming up with Super Cup, a popular brand of noodles… Read

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