Make Your Own Japanese Food With These Three Convenient 100-Yen Goods

Are you in your first few weeks or months of living in Japan? If so, going out to restaurants every single day and trying out different food can be fun. But the fun of it diminishes over time, especially when you realize you have to save money for the rest of the days. If you…

McDonald’s Giga Big Mac Is Back for a Limited Time to Satisfy Massive Appetites!

McDonald’s Japan is known for coming up with food items for extra-large dining. In 2016, it created the Giga Big Mac (ギガ ビッグマック) which is filled with 2.8 times as much meat as the Big Mac (ビッグマック). It was one of their crazy line-ups that went on sale for a limited time. This year, from…

5 Kabocha Squash Dishes You Must Try in Japan This Late Summer!

Kabocha squash (南瓜) is a Japanese household item which one has as a side dish mainly in the form of a salad or soup in washoku (和食), the traditional Japanese meal. Kabocha usually refers to winter squash and it is cooked as an appetizer or side dish in Japan. The flavor of kabocha is uniquely…

12 Japanese Skincare and Makeup Products Every Beauty Junkie Must Try

Cosmetics have always been one of Japan’s biggest and most popular industries. We grew up hearing about the geishas and their tedious beauty routine. In college, we talked about Shiseido (資生堂) and Shu Uemura with our friends while gazing longingly at the glossy pages of Seventeen. And even to this day, despite all the K-beauty…

5 Reasons Why Japanese 7-Elevens Are the Best in the World

Ah, yes, 7-Eleven – everyone’s go-to convenience store. It’s one of those businesses that successfully breached geographical borders and offer goods to anyone on-the-go. Whether it’s a quick bite or a disposable item, 7-Eleven just always seem to have the right item at the right time. Same goes for the branches in Japan – only…

Why Should You Use Japanese Bamboo Charcoal in Your Daily Life?

Does it feel humid inside your room? Does your cupboard or refrigerator have that odd smell? Is the tap water in your home not that clean to be consumed? Do you want your skin to be smooth? Well, here is a solution for all these various needs: Charcoal! Yes, activated charcoal has the ability to…

Get to Know These 3 Popular “Faux-lidays” in Japan and Join in the Fun

Japan is an innovative country. It celebrates so many holidays in a year, both traditional and new. Every year, new holiday observances are introduced which add rhythm to their culture. There is even a list of made-up ones which are known as “faux-lidays” or “kinenbi (記念日)” in Japanese. These are celebrations of certain events that…

Customize Your Own Sauce Just the Way You Like It with Japan’s ‘MySauce Factory’

Do you like customizing things or personalizing your own items? How about customizing your own sauce? It may sound pretty weird, but this might just be the thing you’re looking for. MySauce Factory (マイソースファクトリー) is a new Japanese company that allows people to customize their own sauce using natural ingredients. You can spice up your…

What Is ‘Telework Day’ and How Will It Ease Traffic Congestion in Japan?

Japanese people have a stringent work style. It is very common for employees to work long hours every single day. With many people commuting to work on a daily basis, it puts a heavy burden on traffic conditions. Because of this, a campaign has recently been made to designate July 24 of every year towards…

What’s Up with Japan’s Potato Chip Shortage? Find Out About It Here!

To many people, Japanese food may seem to be the perfect embodiment of a well-balanced diet, with each plate having the right portions of nutrients that one may need throughout the day. However, what most people don’t know is that Japan is just like any other country when it comes to junk food. In fact,…
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