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Can Coffee Champion Make Me Like Drip Coffee?

I'm not a big fan of drip coffee. Can the world coffee champion Tetsu Kasuya change my mind?

Combini-Bodega Concept Restaurant in Harajuku

A new experimental restaurant in Harajuku is looking to combine the communal experience of a Japanese convenience store with that of a Bronx bodega.

Sip on Springtime with Cherry Blossom Beer

It isn't spring until you've had a taste of everything sakura-flavored—including this refreshing cherry blossom beer!

3 Amazing Curry Restaurants in Kamakura

The Great Buddha, Yuigahama, Zen temples, Kamakura is known for a lot of things, but did you know you can get a major curry fix here as well? Here are three recommendations for delicious curry all within walking distance of major sights.

Make Your Own Cup-Noodle-Approved Chawanmushi

Now you can turn that end-of-ramen frown upside-down by using your leftover broth to make a savory egg custard.

Soy Man are Here to Sate Your Meat-Free Hunger

Craving a pork cutlet sandwich, beef bowl, or plate of meat sauce pasta? The convenience store has got you covered. But what if you wanting the taste of meat without eating

10 Delicacies To Try in Shikoku

Delve into Shikoku's exquisite cuisine culture with these 10 carefully-selected delicacies from across the exotic island.

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea in Japan (and Getting a Little Tipsy along the Way)

Drink 'Everlong' with Foo Fighters' New Sake

It’s not every day an American band announces it will be releasing its very own sake, but that’s what happened when rock royalty Foo Fighters uploaded a surprising new video on their official YouTube channel.

5 Places to Drink in Japan!

The definitive guide to Japan's nightlife is here!

Whisky Barrel Aged Kit Kat Bringing Sexy Snaps

Japan is known for its unusual Kit Kats, including its latest Kit Kat, made all the more special as it uses chocolate made from cacao nibs aged in whiskey barrels for 180 days.

Ochoko and More! All About Sake Cups

Deepen your knowledge of Japanese sake culture with this guide to sake cups and other drinking vessels!

Setouchi Brewery Is Representing Regionality

The newly established Setouchi Brewery is using local ingredients to create beverages that are directly inspired by the unique climate of the area.

McDonald's Celebrates Its 50th Year in Japan

McDonald’s Japan is ringing in its 50th year in the nation with a comprehensive look back on the last half-century.

Fall in Love with Mister Donut's V-Day Collab

You may have heard about this year’s Valentine flavor lineup at Mister Donut, but you’re probably wondering just how delectable these Pierre Marcolini donuts are, right? Let's take a look inside the special "Mister Donut meets Pierre Marcolini" bags.

Century-Old Candy Maker's Covid-Safety Sweets

Founded in 1901, Tohoen has survived the 1918 pandemic and is now making it through the current one offering limited-edition sweets focused on staying safe.

English Spelling Error Found on New Beer

Beer lovers in Japan had been looking forward to the release of a new limited-edition brew this January. But one spelling mistake is going to keep them waiting longer.

The City of Salmon – A Day in Murakami

Murakami, in northern Niigata, is home to the eerie tradition of hanging salmon. It is also famous for tea, sake, wagyu, and more!

Office Lunch Delivery Trial Begins in Tokyo

Real estate developer giant Mitsui Fudosan is trying out a lunch delivery service that targets Tokyo office workers.

Seasonal Sushi Donated to Frontline Workers

A sushi restaurant in Tokyo’s Tsukiji area donated 100 sushi rolls to frontline workers at a hospital that treats coronavirus patients. The rolls are believed to bring luck when eaten on a special day in early February.

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