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Beat the Summer Heat With These 6 Unique Flavors of Shaved Ice From MINISTOP Japan

As Japan’s summer temperatures seem to be getting higher, recently ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, iced refreshments are becoming popular and in demand this time of the year. Restaurants, food stalls, and convenience stores offer different kinds of delicious frozen treats and iced drinks to quench your thirst and help you cool down…

The Origin of Ramune

It’s a hot, muggy summer day, waves of heat are radiating off of the concrete ground. The streets are packed with throngs of people reveling to one of Japan’s many boisterous festivals (祭り matsuri). Out of the corner of your eye, you spot a street vendor touting his drinks. At first there seems nothing out…

6 Japanese seasonal summer dishes you have to try!

Summer is almost here. The air is getting warmer day by day! People start to eat ice cream and the leaves start turning green. Yes, summer will come at the soonest! But do you know that there are foods in Japan known as a summer cuisine? In Japan, normally, seasons affect the served food, from…