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Celebrate The Start Of The Reiwa Era In Japan With Special Commemorative Toilet Paper

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
On May 1st, the era name changed in Japan from Heisei to Reiwa when Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne as the new emperor.
Unlike the previous changeover of emperor, which was marked by a sustained period of mourning and self-restraint during Hirohito’s illness and after hi...

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Studio Ghibli Summer Merchandise Puts Famous Anime Characters On Japanese Fans And Wind Chimes

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New collection will keep you cool with friends from My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away.
Just last week, Japan’s Donguri Kyowakoku (“Acorn Republic”) retail chain, which sells official merchandise from Studio Ghibli, announced they would be bringing out a r...

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Pokémon Hanko Seals Get A Second Generation Run With 100 New Characters From The Johto Region

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Seals can be personalised with names in kanji, hiragana, katakana or English!
In Japan, personal seals called hanko or inkan are used instead of signatures on legal documents. It’s a system that’s been around for centuries, and while the fonts and designs of the seals may differ, the ...

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Dragon Ball’s Frieza Changes Into Salaryman Boss-Inspired Computer Cushion

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Did you know that Frieza is a businessman? Yes, the Vicious God from the imagination of Akira Toriyama is taking a change in career from battling Goku et al. He is now joining the team at your office as the new boss. Yikes!
As the Frieza Salaryman PC Cushion, he’s certainly got the...

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Sakura Totoro: Official Studio Ghibli Merchandise For Cherry Blossom Season 2019

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Enjoy hanami flower viewing with some famous anime wood sprites this year.
As we get ready to head into spring, stores around Japan are beginning to blossom with sakura-themed treats to help get us into the spirit of the flower-viewing season.
 
One of those stores is Donguri no Kyowa...

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Adorable Pokémon Coo’Nuts Toys Spin Onto Shelves With 16 Cute, Random Peanut Designs

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These tiny toys take all your fave ‘Mons and turn them into cute spinning peanuts!
Do you know Coo’Nuts? They’re small toys that get their name from the Japanese word for spinning, kurukuru, though of course it has more impact when you write it like the English word “cool”. The second...

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Batman Inspires Amazing Japanese Samurai Warrior Display Doll And Armor Set

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East meets West. Old meets new. These are cliches but it’s a fact nonetheless that Japan produces plenty of inventive examples of this intermingling.
This is the samurai display figure/doll.
 
 
We recently reported the release of the Samurai C-3PO Action Figure, a brilliant mash-u...

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Welcome Spring The Japanese Way With Limited-Edition Sakura Motif Deerskin Purses And Wallets

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Carry a gorgeous and stylish piece of Japanese leather tradition wherever you go.
Japanese traditional craft company Inden-ya is well-known for its deerskin leather techniques dating as far back as 1582, designing sleek products that are both peerless in quality and easy on the eyes.
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Starbucks Japan Releases New Cherry Blossom Travel Mugs, Glasses And Goods For 2019

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Two different ranges with totally different blossoms and colour tones.
Now that Starbucks has revealed their Japan-exclusive sakura drinks for this year’s cherry blossom season, the global coffeehouse chain is giving us a sneak peek at their limited-edition range of seasonal drinkware...

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Limited Edition Lucky Cat Lunch Boxes Are Back, Promise To Make Your Food Too Cute To Eat

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The cat-shaped boxes come in three adorable varieties.
Nothing beats eating your lunch out of a box that suits your tastes. Whether your passion is Star Wars, unicorns, or race cars, odds are having a lunch box decorated with your favorite things is going to bring you joy every day....

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