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Japan's rainy season has begun, starting early to mid-June and ending about a month later. It's a time to start sweating from the heat and humidity; a time to appreciate the beautiful hydrangea flowers that blossom in this season. Or, you can stay dry and hide inside to enjoy...

Some of the many things that tourists to Japan have on their to-do lists include getting to experience the different beautiful seasons of Japan, visiting the numerous sights and attractions there is to see, and of course, they do not forget to have a taste of the unlimited number...

Calling all matcha lovers out there, I give you good news and it includes your favorite caffeinated beverage! Starbucks Japan has recently added an instant matcha mix to its Via line. Some of us would find that making a traditional bowl of matcha tends to be quite time-consuming as...

Japan is the land of amazing beauty and seasonal changes. However, the summer can be brutal with its record humidity and heat. Thank God for the ubiquitous convenience stores and drink vending machines easily available to quench your thirst. The options are endless, from the standard water to even...

Finally my dream of having the best of both worlds combined. For those who have followed my writings on food and Japanese trends, you will know that I super love citrus. In fact, this country is full of them - from yuzu to hyuganatsu it easily satisfies my craving...

Many people are already feeling the buzz of the upcoming 2020 Olympics here in Japan, even with 4 years to go before this great event actually happens. The preparations for the event can be felt in numerous aspects of life ranging from subjects like language to food. These efforts...

On one of my first visits to a Japanese restaurant in the UK I daringly ordered something called 'octopus balls' and imagined myself to be chowing down on the nether regions of some poor mollusk. However, I now realize that what I must have been eating was takoyaki (たこ焼き),...

Want something sweet but don't know where to start? Ginza Cozy Corner has got you covered with loads of dreamy desserts to choose from! This popular Japanese confectionery retailer never fails to impress with their wide assortment of stunning desserts perfect for celebrating the different seasons of the year....

With the arrival of June, this marks the beginning of summer as temperatures climb higher and the sun sets later in the day. In the kyuureki (the Japanese lunar calendar), the month of June is called Minazuki (水無月) which means the month with no water. As to why this...

Ever have trouble sleeping at night? There's a solution for you. Coca-Cola Japan has recently introduced a new drink called "Glaceau Sleep Water" which claims to help people sleep well at night. It is a drinking water perfect for those who have sleep disorders or simply want uninterrupted beauty...

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