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Fukubukuro: Why Japan Goes Crazy For 'Lucky Bags'

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BBC
 
They're called Fukubukuro - and at the start of each new year, thousands of people in Japan queue up for hours to get their hands on them.
These "lucky bags" are essentially mystery goodie bags that contain anything from clothes to food, depending on the store selling them.
They started out...

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Mcdonald’s Japan Releases Special 'Fukubukuro' Lucky Bag For 2019

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - It’s that time of year again when we get to spend our hard-earned yen on fukubukuro lucky bags, and some of Japan’s most well-known companies are getting in early, already releasing their special grab bags before the end of the year.
McDonald’s Japan is one of those companie...

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Casio Releases G-Shock Transformers Optimus Prime Watch As Unique 35th-Anniversary Collector’s Item

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Calling all Transformers fans! Forget the Hollywood movies. Takara-Tomy and Casio are here to transport you to a whole other plain of fandom, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Autobots.
The G-Shock Transformers Optimus Prime Watch is a Japan-exclusive item that really i...

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Pokémon Cosplay For Cats: New Gacha Capsule Toy Series From Japan

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Six Pocket Monster characters to suit all types of furry felines.
One of the best things about shopping in Japan is the chance to come across some unusual products you’d never be able to find back home. And if you’re looking for something that’s cute, compact, and affordable, you ca...

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Head to Tokyo or Nagoya to Make Your Own Custom Pokémon Jewelry From 87 Cute Designs

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Jeweler U-Treasure is joining forces with all your favorite pocket monsters so that you can brand them into cool accessories – by hand!
Lately it feels like we truly are living in a Pokémon world, with all the cute creatures sprouting up in our daily lives and doing cute dances at u...

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Sony Patents New headset with Motion-sickness Alert Features, Fans Cautiously Optimistic

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ROCKET NEWS
 
We all love the idea of immersing ourselves in a fantasy, but the dizziness and nausea is too much for some to handle. Can Sony’s new patent help?
The world of virtual reality is limited only by the human imagination, or so it seems. Whether you’re wedding a handsome animated beau, ...

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Vent (And Mute) Your Anger with The Sakeboard Shouting Jar

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Japanese corporations are notoriously punishing environments for employees, especially junior members of the team. Long hours, pointless meetings, fax machines, afterwork compulsory shindigs, karoshi (death by overwork)… Westerners frequently express shock that the stoical Japanese...

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Talking Animal Ears Tissue Dispenser Transforms Kleenex Into Interactive Companion

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The Talking Animal Ears Tissue Dispenser is a collaboration between tissue brand Nepia and Takara Tomy Arts. Nepia’s most famous product is its Nepia Hana Celeb (literally, “nose celebrity”) tissues, which famously feature endearing animal faces on the boxes.
It doesn’t take a desi...

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Beams And Ziploc Team Up For Series of Upcycled Wearable Plastic Fashion Items

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Leading Japanese fashion brand has launched one of the most unusual collaboration ranges of the year with the Ziploc x Beams Couture lineup.
Yes, that Ziploc. The Ziploc of the plastic storage pouches you use to carry sandwiches and the like. The Ziploc of everyday kitchen function...

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Adorable Pikachu Butt USB AC Adapter is Now The Cutest Way to Charge Your Devices

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Who better to keep your phone fully charged than the electric Pokémon Pikachu?
Pikachu may not be everyone’s favorite Pokémon, but even the most stoic of fans can’t deny the cute little yellow creature’s appeal. That’s why thousands of fans of all ages flock to Yokohama’s Minato Mir...

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