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Make Your New Year Sweet With This Pokémon X Baskin Robbins Collaboration

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SORA NEWS
 
Say goodbye to your New Year’s resolution to eat less ice cream!
Happy New Year! If you’re anything like us at SoraNews24, you’ve spent the winter holidays vegging out, eating anything and everything you can lay your hands on. You might be trying to shift that winter weight, but if yo...

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Snuggle Up To The Most Handsome Gorilla On The Planet With The Shabani Arm Pillow

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Anyone with an Instagram or YouTube account can become a celebrity these days. And sometimes you don’t even need to be human.
In fact, Japan has something of a tradition of turning animals into famous pop culture figures. This is especially the case with cats, such as Maru the YouT...

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Harry Potter And Fantastic Beasts Designer Shop To Open In Osaka For A Limited Time!

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SORA NEWS
 
You can take home the magic of Hogwarts with you right from Osaka.
We know there are a lot of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans in Osaka thanks to Universal Studios Japan’s Harry Potter World, but now you can enjoy that fandom outside of USJ and the Wizarding World Cafe.
House of...

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Samurai C-3PO Action Figure Reimagines Star Wars Droid As Historical Japanese Warrior

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Back in 2015, we wrote about the Meisho Movie Realization Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper figures that were an awesome combination of Japanese history and Star Wars.
Bandai’s Tamashii Nations line of figures has continued to develop this intricately detailed and novel Meisho Movie Reali...

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Triumph Concept Bra And Skirt Pays Tribute To Heisei Period In Japan

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The lingerie brand Triumph International has paid tribute to the soon-to-end Heisei period with a bra, skirt, and boots set.
Various elements in the clothing reference social and cultural changes in Japan over the past 30 years, including the pink trim that represents nadeshiko, th...

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Cartier Opens Luxury Juste Un Clou Convenience Store in Omotesando, Tokyo

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
They say everything in Omotesando is twice as expensive (if not more) than the rest of Tokyo. Here’s further proof if any was needed.
Luxury brand Cartier has opened a special pop-up convenience store in the backstreets just off the central Tokyo boulevard that is home to many flag...

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Italian Pizza Vending Machine Debuts in Hiroshima

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
HIROSHIMA — Just put your money in the vending machine and in three minutes, you’ll get a piping hot pizza.
A rare pizza vending machine from Italy, called Pizza Self, has appeared in Nishi Ward, Hiroshima. It represents eight years of effort by a former truck driver to import th...

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Nike Air Mo’ Money Sneakers with Japanese Text and Yen Symbols Are The Coolest Kicks Around

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ROCKET NEWS
 
People in Japan are scrambling to get their hands on these limited-edition Mo’ Yen sneakers.
The world’s most well-known sneaker brands have released some very special limited-edition kicks in Japan over the years. So far, we’ve seen Godzilla styles from Reebok and Super Mario shoes...

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Great Deals on Edible Scorpions and More at Village Vanguard This Holiday Season!

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Big savings on scorpions not enough? Okay, they’ll throw in larva and crickets too!
Every New Year’s season, most shops around Japan offer lucky bags (fukubukuro) which are large packs of various items usually sold at a nice discount. They tend to go on sale early January, but natio...

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“Memory Enhancing Gum” Now On Sale in Japan

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ROCKET NEWS
 
As long as you can remember to chew, you can reap the purported benefits of this gum.
New from Lotte, the company that brought us gum based on that game with the guy who wore the hat, and uh, cookies like those little grey Australian things with chocolate, comes a gum that is suppos...

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