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Sport Your Rice Ball in Style

These stylish and edgy handmade leather accessories are specially designed for Japan’s iconic convenience store snack.

Wonder Woman & Hello Kitty Finally Join Forces

For the first time ever, Sanrio’s cute cat will be teaming up with a Western-made film.

6 Off-the-Wall Pringles Flavors!

Move over matcha-flavored Kit Kat: there's a new snack that's modifying its original recipe to spice things up!

7 Standout Sweets from 6 Prefectures

Because every prefecture has a specialty, keep this 'sweet' list of seven snacks in mind on your next trip across Japan. They're too good not to try!

Sanrio & Sailor Moon Collab Goods Are Here

Sailor Moon and My Melody are teaming up in their first collaboration to bring you adorable goods with a dash of Moon Prism power.

Top 5 Things to Take Home from Hokkaido

Home to well-fed and well-cared-for cattle (for meat and dairy) and abundant seafood, Hokkaido may just well be Japan's 'land of milk and honey!'

Don't Leave Hokkaido Without These 5 Souvenirs

Hokkaido is an island blessed with nature that lends itself to the creation of many great natural products. It also provides excellent ingredients for popular souvenirs. If you're looking for inspiration, here's your souvenir shopping list.

Sakura-Themed Drinks & Merchandise Galore!

Starbucks will be giving us a taste of spring with two new beverages and a drink-ware range containing over 30 cherry-blossom-themed items.

Protect Your Money with Moon Prism Power!

Centuries-old textile-making techniques have been used to create this new, stylish Sailor Moon wallet.

The Purrfect Bento Box for Cat Lovers

Store your lunch in a tiny cat-shaped bento box modeled after real-life rescue cats!

Saving Money Is No Problem for No-Face!

This new automated money box speaks, plays music from the film and burps after every deposit!

6 Best Buy Natural Products from Japan Towns

If 'au naturel' is what you prefer, this list offers hot tips on cool things to buy from select Japanese towns. Take a break from the 'kawaii' cute goods and go for some of these natural specialties.

The Cat's out of the Bag... or Box!

Come along with us as we take a look inside Neko Box, a subscription service that delivers quality goods from Japan monthly to your doorstep. What mysteries lie within? Let's find out.

With Love: Top 10 Souvenirs From Yokohama!

Japan is not just a land for the avid traveler, but also one for the enthusiastic shopper. When in Yokohama, what are some perfect gifts to buy for your loved ones back home?

Dip Your Sushi in 'Star Wars' Soy Sauce Dishes

Even a galaxy far, far away needs a dish to dip your fish in.

Tenjin-san Flea Market

If you're visiting Kyoto around the 25th of any month, be sure to stop by one of the largest shrine markets in the Kansai area and get yourself a souvenir! You'll be surprised at what's in store for you!

Bring Home the Gold from Kanazawa

It's a long-standing Japanese social custom to buy souvenirs for friends and colleagues during your travels. And if you're visiting Kanazawa, here are the sweet treats you need to bring back, including gilded cake!

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Sakura Jellies

These dewdrop jellies are not only beautiful, but contain edible cherry blossoms as well.

8 Fun Souvenirs from Shikoku, Japan

One of the greatest worries when going to Japan is deciding on the right souvenirs for our friends and families back home! Making the purchases that best represent the region you're traveling to is the way to go.

How to Draw Intimate 'Boys Love' Scenes

From hugs to piggybacks and intimate kisses, this reference manual is filled with romantic male-on-male BL scenarios.

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