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Find Out About Osaka’s Glico Running Man and His History

When I first visited Osaka (大阪) in 2014, I admit that I wasn’t aware of the famous landmark located in Dotonbori-Ebisubashi (道頓堀戎橋) in Osaka’s south district. When I went there the first time and saw the crowd taking pictures with the huge Running Man signboard, I was amazed how popular the landmark seemed, particularly to…
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3 Last-Minute Souvenirs to Pick Up at Osaka Station Before Heading Home

If you’ve spent most of your time traveling around the beautiful city of Osaka but forgot to buy souvenirs before you go on your way home, then this article might help you. Unique souvenirs can be found around the large station complex that comprises Osaka and Umeda Stations. It is one of the busiest areas…

The 10 Best–Selling Chocolates in Japan that Will Make a Perfect Gift

Japan is world famous for many things. Sushi, Samurai, Geishas, the list goes on. But Japanese chocolate isn’t usually one of them. In fact, most visitors to Japan may not consider Japanese chocolate as something worth trying and definitely not a good gift or souvenir. If you are one of those people, think again! As…

This AKB48 Member Is Not a Real Human!

Aimi Eguchi was once an AKB48 member. She is, however, different from the rest of the members as she is not a real human. She is just a virtual idol created using CGI in which her face is composed of a few AKB48 members’ facial features. Her eyes are from Atsuko Maeda, nose from Tomomi…

Happy 11-11, Pocky Day: Time to Celebrate the World-Famous Snack!

While those from another land may associate November 11th with Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day, in Japan this holiday is not quite so sombre and serious. Due to the numbers 11/11 looking like four Pocky sticks standing in a line, in Japan November 11th is Pocky Day! It’s a day to celebrate the delicious snack…

Pocky, the world famous Japanese snack

“Pocky” is the chocolate biscuit sticks that are very popular in japan. It is a Japanese snack produced by Ezaki Glico and has been selling since 1966. The regular pocky is a biscuit stick (The biscuit sticks made of wheat flour with some ingredients) dipped in chocolate, but today pocky has many variations such as…