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Saw this great form of advertising at Tokyo Station for meiji chocolate. The whole kiosk is wrapped up in meiji milk chocolate brand with the back of the kiosk explaining some of the history of meiji chocolate back from 1926.…

Japan Photo Videos

Recently, I have been looking at a way I can show more of photos of Japan as videos for those people who follow me on YouTube. I found a service by Animoto that allows you to automatically create videos and add music tracks that have…

Conbini Monday Wk34

Some of the convenience stores in my area are planning to close over the New Year period. They are no longer making bentos until after New Year and some stock is looking very low. Are conbini's closed in your area for the break?…

Conbini Monday Wk32

If its sweets you are looking for, then this week won't disappoint. Put your main meal away and dig into a few of these filler upper snacks. As always, there are plenty of drinks to help you wash down the tasty…

Meiji 56 Chocolates

Most of us will know Meiji Chocolate from the chocolate bars you can buy in the convenience stores. Meiji have chocolate makers for a long time, but recently opened a chocolate cafe and started a range of boutique chocolates. They call…

Conbini Monday Wk27

Yakult is well known for its Yakult milk drink which can be found in supermarkets overseas as well as Japan. Yakult has a number of subsidiaries that make other products such as these cereal bars made from Yakult Health Foods.…

Conbini Monday Wk26

Looks like Conbini Monday is about 6 months old, as we enter Week 26. This weeks goodies come from a mixture of Family Mart, where I spent my lost 1,000 yen, 7 Eleven and JR's Newdays. What is your…

Yamanote 100 Years

The Yamanote Line is currently celebrating 100 years since its naming. The original portion of the Yamanote Line was built in 1885 between Shinagawa and Akabane called the Shinagawa Line, passing through areas such as Tokyo station,…

Conbini Monday Wk15

I was stuck in hospital last week, so Conbini Monday was a no show. This week the series is back and Rilakkuma has been down to pick up some 'get well' snacks. First thing you want to do when you get out of the hospital is down some…

Princess Kaiulani, Emperor Meiji

I have always been interested in the Japan and Hawaii connection. Hawaii is such a beautiful place to visit and has a fascinating history. This video talks about how history could have been so very different for the two countries.…

Old Shibuya Photos

The area around Shibuya station is well known to the millions of people who flow through the train station. What is not so well known by all those people is how the area used to look just 50 years ago. There is a photo exhibition on…

Dancing in the Park

The weekend is always a busy day in Yoyogi Park .There are plenty of people out strolling, picnicking, playing ball and generally having a good time. You will also often find some street dancing going on which can provide a unique view of…

Meiji Fran in 2 new flavors

Meiji have launched 2 new flavors under their Fran line of chocolate sticks. They are Mix Berry and Apricot. It might not seem like they go too well with chocolate, but I can assure you the taste is good. The basic Fran product is a cocoa…