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4 Cute Styles of Japanese Mascot Pens at Daiso

Can you resist cheap cute Japanese goods? Neither can we! Daiso, Japan’s most famous dollar store, is full of trinkets and treats for casual lifestyle use. One item you will see many Japanese people pick up are Mascot Pens. These are normal ballpoint pens except they have a giant themed figure on the end! Not…

4 Great Reasons to Love Japanese 100 Yen Shops

During my first days as a foreigner here in Japan, my apartment’s caretaker was kind enough to accompany me shopping for essentials. One time, immediately after buying groceries, we headed to another establishment within the same building. The sign at the entrance was saying “100” with Japanese symbols I didn’t understand back then – it…