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FamilyMart’s Drinkable Black Thunder turns one of Japan’s most popular chocolates into a frappe

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Japan's convenience stores stock several bite-size chocolate bars in the snack section, and one of the most popular of these options is Black Thunder, known for its crunchy texture. Not only is this classic chocolate an affordable and easy-to-find treat for chocoholics in Japan, but there has also been some… Read

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Ward off rain and sun with refreshing Japanese retro cream soda umbrellas

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Japanese retailer Felissimo definitely knows how to turn a popular menu item into an umbrella. It was just a couple of years ago that they turned fried shrimp into a clever compact parasol. Now their YOU+MORE series is turning to a retro fan favorite at Japanese cafes--cream soda--to create some colorful and… Read

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New 'wet' potato chips revolutionize snack industry in Japan

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Japanese snack companies are always looking for new and exciting ways to tantalise our taste buds. Now, the country’s leading potato chip maker, Calbee, is changing the game entirely by taking the crunch out of their potato chips, with a new product called “Nure Jaga“, which translates to “Wet Potato“. As the name suggests, the… Read

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7-Eleven Japan’s surprisingly gourmet pudding is layered caramel delight

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While tasty sandwiches and even butter chicken curry are among the many offerings that sometimes cause people expecting glum convenience store fare be surprised by the quality of food at 7-Eleven in Japan, sweets lovers would be remiss to overlook their diverse pudding selection. In particular, 7-Eleven has recently teamed up with celebrated pâtissier Pierre Herme (winner… Read

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Ghibli teams up with famous Japanese ceramics brand Noritake for release of limited-edition Totoro mug

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If you are a collector of pottery and tableware, then you are more than likely familiar with the ceramics brand Noritake. The Noritake brand can trace its roots back to 1876, when Japanese businessman Ichizaemon Morimura sent his brother Toyo to set up a company in New York that focussed on… Read

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Improve sleep habits with some adorable friends in sleep tracker 'Yohitsuji no Mori'

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These days smartphones play a very necessary role in our day-to-day life. From socialisation to work, it seems there's no way we can escape from the claws of the mobile phone, except from when we sleep. But for others, even that is not possible, as the constant connection with the… Read

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Tsujiri matcha, roasted soy flour mochi & syrup featured in McDonald’s Japan’s new shake & pie

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McDonald's Japan Corp will begin selling three new sweets in a new project collaborating with Japanese local specialties, the Tsujiri Green Tea Latte McShake featuring famous Kyoto matcha brand Tsujiri, the Kikyo Shingen Mochi Pie featuring the traditional Japanese sweet Kikyo Shingen Mochi from Yamanashi, and the Tokyo Banana Waffle… Read

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Godzilla turns your signature into King of the Signatures with kaiju personal seals in Japan

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Traditionally, in Japan you don’t sign documents with your signature. Instead, you use a personal seal, a stamp with your name on it, to show understanding and agreement in written form. The concept might seem strange to outsiders, but between Japan’s enduring love for paper documents and the complexity of the… Read

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Coca-Cola Japan to release anniversary Super Nintendo World bottle design featuring Mario

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Coca-Cola Japan has amazed us before with their limited edition runs of artistic can and bottle designs. These designs have featured seasonal motifs to celebrate events like cherry blossom season, or paid homage to certain regions of Japan by incorporating local sights into the illustration. Their latest bottle campaign is also inspired… Read

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Shaping underwear from Uniqlo better than a diet and only costs ¥990

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Let’s be honest–body positivity is a great thing, but it’s not always possible for everyone, and when you’re unhappy with the way you look, it’s hard to feel happy in general. But there are lots of little things you can do to make yourself feel better, like putting on makeup,… Read

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