All About Japan

Sate Your Stomach with a Soda Sandwich

Japanese companies truly enjoy creating interesting flavors, but this soda-flavored crab stick just might be the craziest combination hitting shelves this summer.

Kyoto Gets a Rockin' New Restaurant

One of Kyoto's most traditional areas is getting a very modern new addition in the form of a Hard Rock Café! But of course, it has a tradition-inspired Kyoto twist!

New Japan-Exclusive Seasonal Fanta Flavor

This Japanese-exclusive flavor comes from abroad, and is only available in vending machines!

Meet the New Ramen Craze in Yamanashi

‘Raho’ ramen—a combination of classic ramen soup and ingredients with Yamanashi's local 'hoto' noodles—is on the rise in this town in Yamanashi Prefecture.

More Beer at the Rugby World Cup

It may come as no surprise, but organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup are eyeing more beer production toward the sporting event to meet the demands of inbound fans.

New Retro Sweet Treat from Starbucks Japan

The new Purin A la Mode Pudding Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan hearkens back to the heyday of old Japanese coffee houses.

Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Coming to a Can Near You!

Japan’s beef bowl king, Yoshinoya, is releasing new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls!

New Mint KitKat Flavors Sure to Refresh

These two new Japan-exclusive KitKat flavors take the chocolate/mint experience to a whole new level!

The New Yoshinoya is Beefing Up its Style

Looking for a stylish place to get some work done? If you're planning on going to one of Tokyo’s many cafés, you could also consider checking out this classy branch of popular beef bowl chain, Yoshinoya!

New Ramen Fad Has Fans Saying 'Cheese Please'

Ramen topped with bread and grilled cheese is becoming a new favorite noodle trend in Tokyo.

Kick Your Hunger with Ninja Nosh

A new ninja-themed restaurant is stepping out from the shadows, ready to dish out some cool tricks and tasty tidbits that are suitable for several types of dietary restrictions.

Japan's Super Expensive Seasonal Watermelons

A pair Hokkaido's homegrown Raiden watermelons fetched ¥300,000—about US$2,700—at the first auction of the season!

Curry Shop Plans to Spice Things Up in India

A highly popular Japanese curry chain is hoping to spice things up in India, the birthplace of curry.

Can You Handle the Heat of Wasabi Caviar?

Dubbed ‘wasabi pearls’ and ‘green caviar,’ Wasabeads (わさビーズ) have become one of Japan’s most sought-after condiments!

Feast on Fugu at Conveyor Belt Sushi Chains

You can now get 'fugu,' Japan’s poisonous blowfish, for under a buck at revolving sushi restaurants!

New KitKats Combine Mint, Peach & Rum

These Japan-exclusive alcoholic chocolates seem designed to keep you feeling cool and refreshed even during the hottest time of the year!

Dine on Decadent, Artisanal Donuts in Kyoto

Koe Donuts is bringing ethical, artisanal donuts to Kyoto—so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty.

Tokyo Ramen Restaurant is Meaty Madness

Delicious noodles and broth take up supporting roles as MEAT becomes the star of the show at this Tokyo ramen restaurant.

Grab a Bite at Gion's New Hard Rock Café

Let’s take a look at the unique menu items you can enjoy only at the café’s Kyoto branch.

Say Hello to Kansai's New Cup Noodle Factory

Nissin, manufacturer of Japan's original instant ramen, Cup Noodle, is opening a new, state-of-the-art factory in Shiga Prefecture

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