All About Japan

Veggie Smoothies Ahoy!

Each containing about a dozen fruits and vegetables, these smoothies are taking your local convenience store by storm!

Potato Chips—Part of a Complete Breakfast

For breakfast, wash down your toast-flavored potato chips with some... milk-flavored potato chips?!

Slice Me Off a Piece of That Totoro Bread!

This Japanese baker uses sushi-making as inspiration to create beautifully artistic loaves featuring beloved characters and mesmerizing patterns.

7 Ways to Fill Out Your Breakfast for ¥108

While most ¥100 stores offer knickknacks and prepackaged snacks for ¥108 (including consumption tax), Lawson Store 100 offers fresh produce and other products that can actually help you make a meal!

Enjoy Starbucks Matcha Tea Anytime

Starbucks matcha marches into the Via lineup with a new, Japan-exclusive green tea drink mix.

Sake Blessed with Deep Snow

'Freezing weather with heavy snow' might not sound easy for living, but it's ideal for sake brewing.

Witness the Fastest Hands in Japan!

'Mochi-tsuki' extraordinaire Mitsuo Nakatani risks having his hand crushed about four times per second while making this traditional Japanese snack.

A Fan-Shaped Treat to Beat the Summer Heat

Designed to resemble traditional 'uchiwa' fans, these exquisite lollipops are among the prettiest sweets in Tokyo.

4 Health-Conscious Convenience Store Snacks

Watching what you eat? Believe it or not, Japanese convenience stores can help you out!

Beat the Heat With Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream

Both these limited-edition Japan releases contain new ingredients used for the first time ever in the history of the company.

Tokyo's 400-Year-Old Sake Brewery

Check out this gorgeous 4K video and take a look at what it means to have four centuries of passion for sake!

Japan's First Beer Mircrobrewery

Founded in 1994, Echigo Beer Co., Ltd. was the first beer microbrewery in Japan. Based in Niigata, you can now get it in the U.S., U.K., Thailand and more!

A Delicious Way to Beat the Rainy Season Blues

Cool yourself off this June with Starbucks' new limited-edition Frappuccino that promises to be both cheesy and awesome!

Artless Craft Tea & Coffee

Similar to a Japanese tea room, this café places less emphasis on design and more on high quality hand-roasted tea and coffee.

Hatsune Miku Teaches Summer Pocky Techniques

In this adorable commercial, Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku offers an extra-sweet tip on how to enjoy your chocolate sticks this summer. First step: don't eat them right away!

Hungry for Art? Try Some of These Cookies

A Japanese cookie artist turns blank cookie canvases into unbelievable edible masterpieces!

8 Special Food Items for the Ise-Shima Summit

Celebrate the Ise-Shima region and Mie Prefecture with these eight limited-edition food products from Lawson, ranging from sweet to savory!

Kiri Cream Cheese Ice Cream!

Since its inception in 1966, Kiri cream cheese has been made specifically for kids. So it shouldn't be too surprising that it would eventually make its way into that other kid favorite—ice cream!

6 Awesome Lawson Roll Cakes

Regular or frozen, these melt-in-your-mouth roll cakes are the right call at any time of day!

Kokedama Ice Cream—Japan’s Next Big Dessert

Believe it or not, this delicious-looking dessert was inspired by moss balls!

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