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How Many of the Richest People in Japan Do You Know? Get to Know 2 of Them Here!

Did you know that some of the richest people in the world come from Japan? The country has a definitive list of wealthy people in high-ranking positions who contribute to Japan’s rich economy. These people play a major role in raising the country’s different sectors in order to make immense progress in today’s world. Get…

Try Various Cacao Treats at This Specialty Chocolate Shop in Kanagawa

Chocolate Design Company’s VANILLABEANS opened in the year 2000 as an online shop on Rakuten (楽天). But as their delicious chocolates received the Rakuten Shop of the Year award three years in a row from 2010, they decided to create an actual shop in Yokohama (横浜). The flagship shop near Bashamichi Station (馬車道駅) roasts cacao…

Feeling Lucky? Check These 5 New Year “Lucky Bags” in Japan This 2017

If you have been to Japan during the oshogatsu (お正月) i.e. Japanese New Year before, you probably have seen many people queuing outside department stores and shops to buy fukubukuros (福袋) i.e. fortune bags. If you have not witnessed this phenomenon personally, you might have seen footage of the frenzy caused by eager shoppers who…

Introducing the Green Tea Alcohol Range- Too Far or Bring it On?

Most of us have already seen and tasted various forms of offerings which are based on green tea, such as chocolates, lattes, cakes, and ice cream. What else is there to try? If you love all things green tea, then you may just want to get your hands on the green tea wine and liqueur…

Tired of Amazon and Yahoo? Try These 2 Expanding Japanese Shopping Websites!

Online shopping sites are becoming common these days due to the importance of internet culture. People are increasingly finding online shopping easy and comfortable compared to shopping in the real world. Online shopping websites generate billions of dollars and also help people to become entrepreneurs by selling their own products online or starting a new…

Love Shopping but Can’t Face the Crowds? Go Online, Japanese Style!

Who doesn’t like a good bargain? Shopping in stores is fun and all, but what with the Tokyo crowds, parking fees, and communication barriers, sometimes it is more fun to sit back with a glass of sake and get your essentials online. Amazon Japan whysheep.net/ Amazon Japan, much like Amazon USA, has everything under the…