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Starbucks Japan Releases New Golden Maple Candy Walnut Frappuccino with Sweet Dipping Sticks

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Japanese Twitter users are weighing in with their thoughts on the two new limited edition items.
With every new season, Starbucks customers in Japan are absolutely spoilt with delicious-tasting Frappuccino flavours like cantaloupe, matcha and sakura cherry blossoms. Now, as we leave...

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Blue Bottle Continues Tokyo Expansion: New Branches in Nakameguro, Shinagawa, Roppongi

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The rise, rise and rise of Blue Bottle continues. After its much-hyped arrival in chicly run-down Kiyosumi-Shirakawa in 2014, it swiftly went more metropolitan with branches in Aoyama and Shinjuku.
Now its expansion rolls on with three new branches: Roppongi in September, Nakamegur...

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Kirby Café Opens in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo This Summer

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The Nintendo game character Kirby now has its own pop-up cafe and official store.
Kirby Café and store opens August to September in Osaka, with a concurrent store opening in Nagoya’s Parco department store. The cafe is also set to open in Tokyo at Tokyo Skytree Solamachi at an unan...

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Muscle Cafe Tokyo Serves Up Burly Omotenashi for Japanese Women

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
A muscular male “performance team” will bring their brawny charms to Tokyo for the first time this summer. ALLOUT will open a special “muscles cafe” in a venue on Omotesando on July 30th. All 230 tickets quickly sold out, so ALLOUT added an extra date on August 27th.
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Light Drinking Trend Proves Popular with Younger Crowd / Cafes, Food Chains Add Beers, Wines to Affordable Meal Sets

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Choi-nomi refers to light drinking at family restaurants and other casual dining establishments. Coffee chains and fast food outlets are joining the trend as younger generations become the main patrons of the service, which allows them to enjoy drinks as part of affordable food s...

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Self-drip Pop-up Coffee Shop Minedrip Coffee Opens on Shinjuku NEWoMAN Rooftop

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The third-wave coffee boom in Japan continues with Minedrip Coffee, which has opened on the rooftop of Shinjuku Lumine NEWoMAN.
NEWoMAN, which itself only opened in March, already has an insanely popular branch of Blue Bottle on its ground floor (go check out the crowds of people a...

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Mamoru Hosoda Anime Cafe Opens in Tokyo

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time cafe will open at Guest Cafe and Diner inside Shibuya Parco, offering a menu inspired by director Mamoru Hosoda’s famous animes like Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
 
The cafe — known in Japanes...

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Elmo and Sesame Street-themed Cafe Now Open in Harajuku

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Themed cafes and pop-ups are the new bread and butter of Tokyo marketing.
Following Sega’s Puyopuyo!! Quest cafe, the Sailor Moon cafe, and the Miffy cafe, this latest example turns to a foreign franchise best known for its colorful, cuddly characters.
 
The Elmo to Yukai na Nakama...

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Tera Cafe Brings Chic Buddhism to Daikanyama

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Buddhism is making a comeback (if it ever went away), in unusual places.
From Buddhist bars — the most famous of which is Vowz in Yotsuya — to the “monk delivery service” available on Amazon since last year, religion is adapting to modern life and finding new interfaces with busy m...

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Sailor Moon Cafe and Art Exhibition Opens in Roppongi Hills

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
To coincide with an art exhibition inside Roppongi Hills, a new Sailor Moon cafe opened on April 16th serving special drinks and meals themed around Naoko Takeuchi’s manga and anime.
The Chibiusa Cafe, as it is called, is open until June 19th concurrently with the exhibition.
 
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