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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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Pokemon Tokyo Banana’s latest offering is Pikachu and Eevee chocolate cookie sandwiches

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Tokyo Banana, the most popular and recognizable sweets souvenir brand from Tokyo, has previously teamed up with adorable Pocket Monsters such as Pikachu, Eevee, and Piplup for special Pokemon Tokyo Banana collaborations. The latest new series in this line is called Pokemon Tokyo Banana: Protruding Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches, which went on sale on September 16. The new series features perpetual… Read

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Original PlayStation pouch has retro gaming fans pumped

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Takarajimasha Inc has released the mook 初代PlayStationの原寸大マルチポーチ付きBOOK (shodai puresuteshon no gensundai maruchi pochi | "Book with real-sized original PlayStation multipurpose pouch"). ムック (mukku | mook) is a popular Japanese publishing format combining the words "magazine" and "book," and often featuring supplemental products. Takarajimasha is known for its line of mooks pairing pouches… Read

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Spoons and bowls that use electricity to make food taste saltier to go on sale in 2023

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Last April we reported on the development of a pair of chopsticks that can make food taste saltier without actually adding salt. At that time the developers at Meiji University and Kirin Holdings suggested similar technology could be applied to spoons and bowls, and they clearly wasted no time doing so, because we… Read

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Häagen-Dazs’ Japan’s new sweet potato ice cream disappoints AND completely satisfies us

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September is kind of a weird time for sweets in Japan. On the one hand, foodies are eager to enjoy fall flavors and seasonal ingredients, but it’s also still pretty hot and humid most days. The solution many sweets fans settle on is sweet potato ice cream, which is why Häagen-Dazs brings out… Read

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New limited Starbucks Japan drinks mix tranquil peach and majestic chai

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Autumn drinks may be in Starbucks stores around Japan already, but some locations are still holding on to summer flavors like peach. On September 7, Starbucks Japan released two new tea flavors at select stores throughout Japan: Peach Tranquility and Majestic Chai Oolong. In addition, they’ve added two limited-time drinks… Read

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Cleaning made easier with Thanko's Makeup Brush Washer

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One of the most common tips for acne-free skin is ensuring your makeup brushes are routinely cleaned and sanitized. While hand-washing brushes can cause unwanted shedding, Thanko’s Makeup Brush Washer is battery-powered and uses super vibration (8,000-10,000Hz per minute) to gently remove dirt.  All you need to do is place… Read

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Naohisa releases new ramen flavor for limited time

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Naohisa opened its first store in Ginza in 1967, serving homemade noodles using Nagoya Cochin or chicken broth. Bred since the Meiji era, Nagoya Cochin is a special breed of chicken that can be likened to Kobe Beef in terms of quality. Nagoya Cochin is best known for its umami… Read

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'One Piece' Devil Fruit Bath Bombs from Lush are on their way and will be offered outside Japan too

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In the "One Piece" anime/manga, the Devil Fruits are highly coveted for their ability to grant superhuman abilities to whoever consumes them. However, they also come with a curse, as whoever eats them will lose the ability to swim, which poses a serious problem in an age of seafaring adventure. So should… Read

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Casio introduces new concept for digital piano

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Casio Computer Co Ltd has announced the upcoming release of the PX-S7000, a new addition to its Privia line of digital pianos. This beautiful new piano boasts a modern 360o design that sets it completely apart from other digital pianos with a built-in stand and pedals. It also comes with high-quality… Read

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