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Better Know Your Pumpkin Types!

Renewed interest in heirloom vegetables means a few of the classic types are making a resurgence, with seeds available for growing at home even in Japan.

Halal-safe Halloween Snacks

Muslims may not be able to celebrate Halloween, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the limited-edition Halloween snacks available at Japanese convenience stores in October.

Cleaning Shibuya After Halloween 2014

2014 seems to have marked a sort of tipping point, where Japan finally celebrated Halloween in large enough numbers to make it more than just a niche event. Shibuya bore the brunt of the mess.

These 5 Horror Bento Will Eat Your Appetite!

Could you imagine opening your bento and seeing these creations staring back at you?

Nightmare Before Christmas Face Packs

A costume that's good for your skin? Well, not quite.

How to Create Halloween in Elementary School

With a little (okay, a lot of) preparation, an enthusiastic teacher can make Halloween real in a way no explanation could ever hope to match.

Ghost + Pumpkin Nails = Halloween Spirit!

When it comes to the big event of autum, it must be Halloween.

Whole Baby Pumpkin Gratin

To up the scare factor, carve a face into the side to make jack-o'-lantern brain stew!

The Weekender's 2015 Halloween Round-up

With everything from parades, festivals, family fun and costume contests, to bike rides and a plethora of spooky, sexy and thumping parties, there’s something for everyone.

3 Great Pumpkin Snacks With a Japanese Twist!

Sharpen your sweet teeth: here are three healthy, nutritious and easy-to-make Halloween sweets with plenty of pumpkin!

Wicked Monster Fruits

Have you ever been scared of grapes, kiwis, strawberries and oranges? You will be!

Terrifyingly Tasty Halloween Ramen

Black broth. Black noodles. Black sheets of nori. Black garlic oil. Black everything—it's a bowl of midnight ramen.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Crazy Party Night

Pumpkins, costumes and the usual Kyary Pamyu Pamyu weirdness abound. But we still can't explain one thing: Why this Halloween track was released in August!

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