All About Japan

New Japan-Exclusive Seasonal Fanta Flavor

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

Eat Authentic Ainu Food in Yokohama

You don't need to go all the way to Hokkaido to eat authentic Hokkaido food. Instead, go to Wacca from Hokkaido, located in Yokohama but run by a Hokkaido native.

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.

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.

Work-Life Balance Improves with Tiny Business

An increasing number of Japanese people are starting tiny businesses with small funds, and find that their work-life balance is improving without having to sacrifice their livelihoods.

Give Your Favorite Booze Samurai-Style!

Oh, Japan! These intricately crafted bottle toppers are perfect for history buffs interested in legendary warriors of Japanese history.

This is the Richest Matcha Gelato in the WORLD

What happened when Asakusa tea shop Suzukien teamed up with Shizuoka sweets maker Nanaya? 7 levels of matcha gelato—including the most intense green tea gelato EVER.

Rep Your Ryukyu Pride with Okinawa Coca-Cola

The latest addition to Coca-Cola's regional, limited-edition bottles is Okinawa! Quench your thirst and show your pride with this beautiful bottle.

Meet the Weirdest Soft Drink Company in Japan

A beverage maker in central Japan makes sodas ranging from eel to fish-egg flavor… and they may be coming to a market near you!

Cheap Cat-Themed Street Food in Yanaka Ginza

If you're a sucker for cute cat-themed things and in the mood for some street food, make sure you hit up the retro shopping street Yanaka Ginza.

A Fun Design Twist for Fermented Products

Established in 1940, Nishiri is a Kyoto-based company carrying on a local legacy of pickled and fermented vegetables. But two years ago, for a rebrand, they turned to design agency Nosigner.

Snow Crab Fetches Record $46,000!

Meet one of the world's most expensive crabs! The first year's haul of this winter delicacy went for a record setting price.

Introducing Gold Caramel Tokyo Banana Kit Kats

Back in 2017, the most famous souvenir snack in Japan’s capital city, Tokyo Banana, made news when it teamed up with Nestlé Japan to create a never-before-seen Tokyo Banana Kit Kat. Now, the two companies are going for the gold!

Enjoy Booze & Views on this Horse-Drawn Bar!

A horse-drawn bar is livening up the streets of the romantic Hokkaido town of Obihiro.

The Newest Alcoholic Kit Kat Features Yuzu

Nestlé Japan released the world’s first-ever Sake Kit Kat back in 2016, and since then they’ve been infusing their chocolate-covered wafers with other popular Japanese tipples, this time with delicious yuzu-flavored sake.

A Foodie's Guide to Three Tokyo Neighborhoods

Did you know that Tokyo has the most Michelin stars out of any city in the world? The Gaien area is centrally located next to some of the city's coolest 'hoods, and is the perfect place to start your culinary and cultural journey of Japan's capital!

Coca-Cola Releasing 'Demon Lemon' Across Japan

Japan loves canned coffee and bottled green tea. While you can buy Coca-Cola’s signature soda here, Coca-Cola Japan offers its own lines of those as well. Another thing Japan is really into? Canned cocktails! So Coca-Cola is expanding in that field too.

The Joys of Japanese Festival Food

You can't say you've gone deeper in Japan until you've eaten the festival street food. Try Japanese classics like yakitori and yakinuku in addition to foreign surprises and a variety of fusion foods.

Tasty Bits of Osaka

Millions of people visit Osaka every year and locals hope they will keep coming back. To make sure of that, some creative minds are developing tasty souvenirs that make a lasting impression.

App Visualizes How Much Sugar is in Your Drink

Sometimes even a conscientious consumer can find it hard to visualize how much sugar is in a soft drink, even after reading a label. Luckily, there’s an app for that.

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