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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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Wagashi store releases birthstone-inspired traditional Japanese sweet box

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Wagashi is a term which refers to all different types of traditional Japanese sweets. Japanese sweets are famous not just for their flavor, as they’re also known for being beautifully presented. We recently introduced a type of sweet which has been gaining popularity thanks to its magical appearance. It’s called… Read

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New liqueur has a taste apple pie fans will love and a name Pikotaro could have invented

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Do you love apple pie? Do you like liqueurs? Are you looking for the perfect liqueur for the fall-winter season? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you may be interested in the latest offering from Liquor Innovation Co Ltd sold through Japanese alcohol retailer KURAND, an… Read

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Official Pokemon furniture line launches with Pikachu Sofa and Poke Ball table

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Pokemon adventures are often steeped in the atmosphere of the great outdoors, whether you’re watching Ash wander from region to region as he tries to catch 'em all or doing the same in one of the video game installments. But what if you want to make your own personal indoors a… Read

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Ginza Hachimitsu – a golden treasure made with nectar from the Imperial grounds and surrounding areas

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Honey is Mother Nature’s gift of gold. But in a world where urbanisation is fast taking over the natural world, our hard working honey bees are facing threats bigger than ever before. When it comes to urban living, Tokyo is the world's largest metropolitan area; and with little green space… Read

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Drinkable Ippudo tonkotsu pork ramen broth released in Japanese vending machines

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JR East Cross Station Water Business Company's Acure made brand digital vending machines can go a bit beyond providing a simple beverage, offering subscription services and the ability to gift a friend a drink. What they've come to be known for a bit lately, however, is offering "drinkable" canned versions of what you… Read

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Rare sports car Toyota 2000GT makes a comeback as limited edition wireless mouse

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Built in limited numbers, the Toyota 2000GT is a true collectors item that only the most dedicated sports car fan (with a lot of money) would be able to afford these days. Released in 1967, the car was Toyota’s first venture into the world of sports cars. Contrasting greatly with… Read

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Pizza Hut sandwiches? Japanese lunch packs will never be the same again

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Sandwiches in Japan are kind of like the ones you get overseas, in the sense that there are two slices of bread and a filling involved, but over here you’d be hard pressed to find anything other than milky soft white bread being used, whether it’s with cream-filled fruit sandwiches or paper tiger ones from… Read

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