Japanese Christmas = chicken and cake
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Japanese Christmas = chicken and cake

Standard food for Japan on Christmas Eve is chicken and cake, maybe washed down with…

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Meiji 56 Chocolates
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Meiji 56 Chocolates

Most of us will know Meiji Chocolate from the chocolate bars you can buy in…

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Suica x Matsuya
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Suica x Matsuya

Suica, JR’s electronic payment card, and Matsuya, a popular teishoku eating place, have a promotion…

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Akita Komachi, 25 years
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Akita Komachi, 25 years

The Akita Komachi brand of rice is 25 years old. Although its sometimes hard to…

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Rilakkuma Halloween Snacks
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Rilakkuma Halloween Snacks

Rilakkuma and Lawson have got together again to bring out some Rilakkuma corn potage and…

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Dora Pudding
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Dora Pudding

I tried this new Dora Pudding どらぷりん today that I picked up at the Family…

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Rilakkuma Pancakes
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Rilakkuma Pancakes

Time for a quick brekky, sitting down with Rilakkuma eating some pancakes. I bought this…

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Shibuya Rice
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Shibuya Rice

If you like your Japanese rice, then check out this Shibuya Rice. From the series…

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Okonomiyaki
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Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a classic Japanese dish. It is made out of batter and contains anything…

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Express Roll Cake
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Express Roll Cake

I am in Australia this week to promote a golf training club that Advance Partners…

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Japanese Giant Pumpkin
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Japanese Giant Pumpkin

The 23rd annual Giant Pumpkin Contest was held on the weekend in Kagawa-ken. This years…

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Cute Nikuman
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Cute Nikuman

Has anyone seen this cute looking niku-man (肉まん) at your local convenience store? Imura-ya will…

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Umeshu
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Umeshu

This is a guest post by Nicolas Soergel, the Managing Director of Chinriu Honten Limited,…

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Ochazuke お茶漬け
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Ochazuke お茶漬け

Ochazuke is a great Japanese meal to have when you are not feeling well. Trying…

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Yatsuhashi
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Yatsuhashi

Yatsuhashi is a Japanese desert sweet. It is particularly well known as a product of…

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Where is Doria from?
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Where is Doria from?

Visiting restaurants in Japan that serve Western style foods, particularly Italian, you tend to see…

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Shibuya Advertising, Okonomiyaki
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Shibuya Advertising, Okonomiyaki

Advertising outside Shibuya station. Guess what I am having for lunch after seeing this? What’s…

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Bento Lunch
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Bento Lunch

I decided to get a bento lunch today from the corner store, rather than mingling…

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Convenience Store Escape
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Convenience Store Escape

Gumi
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Gumi

I found these two packages at the convenience store when I was in Sendai. They…

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Can eco choco save the planet?
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Can eco choco save the planet?

Many countries are looking at ways they can help reduce the harm we cause on…

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Bento Lunch
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Bento Lunch

Seven Eleven, convenience store, has a wide variety of bento lunches you can buy in…

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Today’s  Treats
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Today’s Treats

Recently in the convenience stores the shelf area for candy seems to be seeing packages…

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Miso soup cure for hangovers
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Miso soup cure for hangovers

Nagatani-en (永谷園) have released their first range of “function orientated” miso soups. A number of…

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Morinaga releases ChocoFlake Bar
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Morinaga releases ChocoFlake Bar

There are a number of chocolate and other flavored power bars on sale at the…

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Meiji Fran in 2 new flavors
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Meiji Fran in 2 new flavors

Meiji have launched 2 new flavors under their Fran line of chocolate sticks. They are…

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