SHOPPING

Feeling Hot and Sticky? Here Are 3 Japanese Products to Help You Cool Down

Anyone who has been to Japan during summer knows that the heat and humidity can be very challenging. It does not take long for you to be a sticky, sweaty mess when you’re out and about. Of course, we would all prefer to stay indoors where the air conditioners keep you cool. However, it is…

Try Out These 3 Popular and Affordable Facial Sheet Masks in Japan!

Japanese people love taking good care of their skin. They follow special beauty routines and regimens in order to maintain their youthful look. One indispensable item they use is the facial sheet mask which can be used on a weekly or daily basis. There is a huge market for these in the country, and every…

Check Out These Cute New Nail Care Accessories by a Japanese Company!

Do you or does someone you know love fashion accessories, nail art, and nail care? Would you like something fashionable and unique to take home as a gift or for yourself? Check out these brand new cute nail files by Annex Japan, the creators of RIPI fake eyelashes. Nail care deserves a splash of class…

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ranma ½ With This Unique Merchandise!

The gender-bender theme has been used so many times, especially in the genre of romantic comedy. The recent success of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name represents the continuing popularity of this theme. One of the most famous gender-bender series back in the early 1990’s is Ranma ½ (Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi) . Serialized in 1987, this shonen manga…

In Need of a Relaxing Bath? Try These 3 Interesting Bath Bombs From Japan!

Had a rough day at work and in need of a relaxing bath? If you find regular baths too boring, you can always use bath bombs. Bath bombs are hard-packed spherical mixtures that fizz in water. They help you relax as they add color, bubbles, aroma, and essential oils to your bath, making your skin…

Protect Your Skin From the Sun This Summer With These 3 Japanese Sunscreens

Since summer has already started in Japan, all sorts of sunscreens are now occupying shops’ front line. Different sunscreens suit different types of skin so it is important to choose the best one for you. You need to know the ingredients of the sunscreen first and whether the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is ideal or…

Get to Know Japan’s Main 3 Convenience Stores for 24-Hour, High-Quality Needs

People who have been to Japan and have attested to the country’s impressive convenience store lineup aren’t exaggerating. Japanese convenience stores, or “konbini” in Japanese, have tons of surprises that will make your first, second, and perhaps even third visit a “wow moment” experience. The presence of these shops is no longer limited to urban…

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…

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…
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