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Häagen-Dazs Japan Gives us Another Crispy Sandwich Flavor to Swoon Over: Roasted Green Tea

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ROCKET NEWS
 
Sweets lovers will have another mouth-watering creation from Häagen-Dazs Japan to tempt them this summer, this time in a Japanese roasted green tea flavor! 
Hojicha (roasted green tea) appears to be quite the hot ingredient in Japan at the moment, finding its way into a variety of f...

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Beautiful Japanese Dessert Looks Like Slice of Starry Space, Only Available at Convenience Stores

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Celebrate the arrival of Japan’s deep space probe at its asteroid destination with a dessert both achingly gorgeous and totally affordable.
 
While sports fans across Japan are fired up about the World Cup, there’s another exciting event happening this summer that’s been four years ...

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Forget Sushi, Try Conveyor Belt Desserts at New All-you-can-eat Tokyo Restaurant

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
We’ve all heard of conveyor belt sushi (kaiten-zushi), but what about conveyor belt desserts? That’s the idea behind the new all-you-can eat dessert restaurant Maison Able Cafe Ron Ron, which opens July 16th in the upmarket Omotesando area of central Tokyo.
The name, Ron Ron, is ap...

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New Distilleries Spring Forth as Japan’s Whisky Boom Continues

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JAPAN TIMES
 
As the reputation of Japanese whisky has spread across the globe, the number of distilleries in Japan has risen to meet demand. In 2011, there were only nine nationwide, but that number has since increased to more than 20.
While goliaths such as Suntory and Nikka currently lead the ...

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Nuisance For Fishermen Becomes Specialty Cuisine

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
HAMAMATSU — Stingray caught in Lake Hamana, Shizuoka Prefecture, is being promoted as an ingredient by local chefs even though the fish is not often used in cuisine.
Fishermen consider stingrays a nuisance but advocates have been highlighting their crunchy texture.
Hisayuki Adach...

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McDonald’s Japan Offering Calpis Shakes This Summer With New-and-improved Recipe

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Yogurt-like beverages combine McDonald’s shake know-how with one of Japan’s favorite summertime flavors.
Japan hasn’t quite gone into full-on hot and steamy summer mode, but those sweltering days are coming soon. So the timing of McDonald’s Japan’s announcement of a new cold and del...

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McDonald’s Japan’s New Spicy McNuggets Promise to Punch You in The Face with Spiciness

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ROCKET NEWS
 
”Extra-extra spicy” and “extra-extra kind” dipping sauces also unveiled.
Half a year ago, Japan scratched its head in confusion as people across America turned into stark-raving lunatics trying to get their hands on McDonald’s Schezuan dipping sauce. Now, though, fast food fans in J...

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Coca-Cola Launches First Alcoholic Drink with Lemondo Canned Chu-hi

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
In Japan, Coca-Cola is more than just coke. In fact, one of it most successful products in the local market is its lineup of Georgia canned coffee. It also makes unique Japanese coke variations, such as the Coca-Cola Peach, Coca-Cola Plus health drink, and Coca-Cola Frozen Lemon.
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Nissin Invents Instant Noodle Draining Shaker to Combat Cabbage Waste

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Nissin recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for a special type of drainer lid especially designed for its staple Yakisoba UFO instant buckwheat noodle product.
If functions a bit like a colander shaker, affixed to the top of the round UFO noodle bowl so that you can pour out t...

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Shocking Blue Cream-filled Taiyaki Cakes Now Available from Yokohama Kurikoan for a Limited Time!

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Yokohama Kurikoan’s new limited edition taiyaki cake flavor comes in a striking blue color and has a delightfully refreshing aftertaste to boot!
Taiyaki, the popular Japanese snack made in the shape of a fish using pancake-like dough, is most commonly filled with a sweet red bean pa...

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