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Japanese Twitter is Shook by Quality of New Pikachu Donuts

And it’s not in a good way.

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Culture

Japan Now Has a Pringles Flavor Cup Ramen

Once you slurp you can’t stop.

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This Bud’s for You: Tap into Japan’s Craft Beer Scene

Hop on board Japan’s microbrew train with this guide to some of the country’s best beers and where to find them.

By 6 min read

Work

Surviving the Enkai: How to Prepare for Japanese Drinking Culture at Work

Whether you love drinking with colleagues or hate it, it’s a necessary part of life in Japan. Here are some tips to get you through your first — or next — work party.

By 8 min read

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Let’s Eat! 5 Scary Japanese Foods and Why You Should Try Them

To experience the pleasure, you must also brave the pain of Japan’s complex culinary underworld.

By 7 min read

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4 Cold Ramen Dishes for the Sweltering Japanese Summer

Bowls of Japan’s famous noodle-based soup don’t always have to be served scalding hot. There are several chilled variations that can be enjoyed in the notoriously hot Japanese summer months.

By 6 min read

Live

5 of the Best Places For Craft Beer in Tokyo

Tap into a new drinking experience with a few of the best spots in the city for craft beer.

By 6 min read

Culture

All About Ocha: The Wonderful World of Japanese Tea

Whether you drink it hot, cold, bagged, powdered, loose leaf, in jeans or in a kimono — green tea is inextricably linked with Japanese culture. From “matcha” to “houjicha,” here’s our guide to enjoying the many different styles.

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Culture

Sake Cheat Sheet: Get Your Drink on with This Handy Guide to Nihonshu

An introductory guide to Japan’s national tipple.

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Slices of Japanese Life that Keep me Coming Back for More

The joy of everyday discoveries and bonding with locals over food, glorious food.

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Live

These 5 Companies are Here to Help You Host the Best Summer BBQ in Japan

Whether you’re planning an international Fourth of July hoedown or a new ALTs meat-and-greet, these five businesses are here to make sure your barbecue is prime grade.

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Mochi Mochi Nippon! All You Need to Know about Japan’s Ubiquitous Rice Cakes

It’s beaten, sweetened and eaten all across the country in infinite varieties and on all occasions. Here’s a quick primer and a short warning on this ever-present treat.

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