All About Japanese Booze
Japan is a country that has a pretty open attitude when it comes to imbibing! Whether you're hoping to slake your thirst on some sake or wind down with an award-winning whisky, Japan has bountiful booze options from which to choose!
Lawson's Products Got a Brand New Bag
Japan’s third-largest convenience store chain recently hired design firm Nendo to re-brand the packaging on over 700 private label products. And the result is as stunning as it is subtle.
Ghibli's Kiki Is Back & Delivering Cup Noodle
Relive the magic of 'Kiki's Delivery Service' with this commercial that takes place four years after the original movie.
Slurp on Pringles-Flavored Instant Ramen
Two iconic brands join forces for the first-ever crossover promotion featuring both Pringles-flavored ramen and ramen-flavored Pringles!
Check Out the Best Japanese Ads of 2017
Famous musicians, actors and idol group members star in these memorable commercials that will make you laugh, cry and (hopefully) want to buy what they’re selling.
Break Me Off a Piece of That Luxury Kit Kat
This new Japanese Kit Kat combines matcha green tea, almonds and two berry flavors for a Kit Kat that is a step above the rest.
NTT Developing Automatic Checkout App
NTT Data Corporation has a new automatic checkout system that enables shoppers to simply choose their products and walk out of a store, paying automatically by mobile.
Get Ready for Coca-Cola Slushie Pouches
Coca-Cola's new Frozen Lemon slushie has been eight years in the making—and it's out April 16!
Traditional Japanese Sweets Celebrating Snoopy
Take a bite out of these limited-edition Peanuts sweets, featuring the likes of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and his alter-ego Joe Cool.
The Convenience Store with a Bar!
If you're in Fukuoka, you can now enjoy a classy cocktail when you take a trip to pick something up from the convenience store!
Stay Warm This Winter with Oden-Scented Powder
Why take a trip to the convenience store when you’ve got the tools for self-love right at home? Bookstore and miscellaneous goods shop Village Vanguard is back at it with their bath powder shenanigans.
Lawson’s First Register-Free Store
Convenience store giant Lawson will open a store this month with no cash registers, and plans to more in the Tokyo area by summer 2020.
Chow Down on Some Clam Chowder Ramen
Two of the biggest names in ramen team up for this American-inspired instant noodle flavor.
Cup Noodle vs Michelin Ramen—A Taste Test
Can the same ramen in Cup Noodle form taste as good as the original from a Michelin-starred restaurant?
Lawson Tries Out Unmanned Store Operation
Convenience store giant Lawson is experimenting with operating an outlet that's unmanned overnight to tackle labor shortage.
Lawson Teams Up with Uber Eats
Lawson becomes the first convenience store chain in Japan to offer delivery service with Uber Eats, which has become quite ubiquitous in major cities in Japan.
Top 10 Ice Cream & Popsicle Brands in Japan
Consider this your treasure map to the wonders hiding in Japanese convenience stores’ cooler cases.
This Ice Cream is as Japanese as 'Matcha Pie'
Over the years, the Japonais ice cream series has been surprising us with delights designed exclusively for Japanese palates. And in 2019, we'll get to try a little Matcha Pie!
2 Doritos Flavors Found Only on 2 Islands
For a limited time, test your tastebuds with wasabi or takoyaki sauce Doritos, available only in Taiwan and Okinawa.
Stars of Anime & Rock Collab on Cup Noodle Ad
Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken and manga artist Eisuke Kubonouchi come together to create an amazingly inspirational anime short for popular Japanese food company Cup Noodle.