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Experience a Little Okinawa in Tokyo!

Looking for a taste of Okinawa without the expensive airfare? Well look no further—Okinawa Town can be found in Tokyo, just two stops from Shinjuku!

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.

Kawaii Shiba Inu Marshmallows Too Sweet to Eat

Smiling Shiba sweets are the latest offering from Japanese company Felissimo, which is known for its cat-themed merchandise.

Behold: The Rice Cooker Coin Purse!

Japan does it again! A weird blend of form and function, the rice cooker coin purse is arguably the tastiest way to carry your change.

Hello Kitty Coming to Converse Sneakers!

The world's cutest (and perhaps busiest) cat is coming to Converse sneakers, one of the world's best known international shoe brands.

Step Inside One of Akihabara's Weirdest Shops

A very strange toy shop in Akihabara—an area chock-full of weird shops—sells whacky, bizarre and funny inventions.

Natural Incense Born of Tradition

This beautiful leaf-shaped paper incense is produced by a company on Awaji Island that has been in the business for 120 years!

Awesome Shopping at World's Biggest Starbucks

What's not to love about a the gorgeous new coffee roastery in the heart of Tokyo? Check out some of the incredible finds waiting inside the Starbucks Roastery in Nakameguro.

New Season, New Starbucks Merch!

As Japan swings into summer, Starbucks Japan once unleashes a torrent of awesome, exclusive merch! Will our wallets survive?

New Mint KitKat Flavors Sure to Refresh

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

Classy, Custom-Fitted Pokémon Dress Shirts

There's a stylish new watch to catch 'em all—fans of the Pokémon series can now wear their favorite critters with these original designs for custom-fitted dress shirts.

Japan is Home to World's Largest Starbucks

Tokyo's Starbucks Reserve Roastery is now open in Nakameguro! Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the new location looks incredible!

Awesome Studio Ghibli Glassware Collection

Speech bubbles and pop art-style flare add a new comic book twist to these glasses of beloved Studio Ghibli characters.

Super Mario to Help Punch Up Your Baked Goods

Now you can whip up some chocolates your gamer sweetheart will want more than any super mushroom! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nintendo has released two silicone cooking trays inspired by its flagship franchise.

Rep Your Prefectural Pride with Cool Necklaces

A Tokyo accessory maker has turned Japan's prefectures into pieces of art you can wear around your neck to show off your favorite location!

Starbucks Releases 2019 Cherry Blossom Merch

'Tis almost the season, which means it's time for Starbucks Japan to release another round of cherry blossom merchandise!

Otaku Titans Clash: Hello Kitty VS Gundam

It’s time to pick a side in this battle of super technology and super cuteness!

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!

Uniqlo Pokémon T-Shirt Design Winners

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo held a worldwide contest, and the winners for the Pokémon-themed contest of 2019 will be on sale this summer!

Japan-Exclusive Converse's Made with Sakura

Putting these sakura-pink kicks on your feet will help put more cherry blossom trees in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region.

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