27
Nov
If it's one thing that Japan does extremely well is theme for the occasion and Christmas is no exception. Starbucks Japan always releases holiday themed drinks whether it's for Halloween, Spring or any other reason worth celebrating. And this instance, Starbucks have released some themed drinks which look and sound absolutely delicious! Feast your eyes on these Candied Pistachio and the Christmas Raspberry Mocha Frappucinos. [gallery ids="22433,22434,22435"] How much...
Christmas in Japan is always a special time and 2016 looks set to be no different with the news that the Coca Cola Company will be joining in the festive spirit. They're releasing special Coke bottles that have a removable label that ties itself into a very Xmas looking bow! To see this amazing trick in action, check out the video below: https://youtu.be/JtEdgr7aib4 The bottles...
One thing that Japan has loads of are vending machines, primarily selling drinks but they also sell an assortment of different items as well. There are reported to be one vending machine per twenty people so they're literally everywhere. One thing that fascinated me before I went to Japan for the first time was watching videos on YouTube of people using and videoing their experiences...
Yep, time for another Japan collaboration. This time, it's between alcohol manufacturer Suntory and the high speed rail train, the shinkansen. The collaboration will see twelve special edition cans adorned with artwork featuring different shinkansen with some iconic Japanese landscapes and scenery. Let's see a breakdown of the cans below: [caption id="attachment_16516" align="alignnone" width="580"] L-R: The Hokkaido Shinkansen (“Hayabusa” H5 Series) is accompanied by a night...
19
Feb
Yes, we've read about chocolate fries and honey lemon shakes and whole heap of other stuff that makes us envious of the different culinary delights in Japan. But for me, as a beer lover, this next one makes me teary. In a "I wish I was in Japan" kind of way. Coming back to Japan just in time for the Cherry Blossom season is Sakura beer....
19
Feb
Hmm, just the title alone makes my mouth water. In yet another bit of news that makes me envy McDonalds' Japan comes an amazing new flavour of shakes. They've recently started a new line of treats called By McSweets and the first product to roll are Honey Lemon shakes. And before you ask, no they don't taste like Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6. The...
Didn't I just finish doing a post about the sometimes wacky and different food items and flavours that you can encounter in Japan? Well, here's a new one...Sakura flavoured Pepsi. That's right, cherry blossom flavoured Pepsi. We've seen Salty Watermelon, Pepsi Shiso, Pepsi Tropical and even Pepsi White but now it's the turn of one of the most iconic sights in Japan, the Cherry Blossom....
12
Mar
Lawson is a popular franchise of convenience stores in Japan and like most stores tend to run promotions from time to time. They recently announced a couple of new ones for the otaku public. First up, there's the swimming anime, Free!, in which customers can buy 2 collaboration Calbee products in order to receive a snazzy poster which can be seen below.   You can also...
20
Feb
Family Mart is a franchise of convenience stores on Japan similar to 7-11. They always manage to snag some cool giveaway with anime's or video games. Last year they were running a promotion involving Hatsune Miku giveaways while this time around, it's the turn of hugely popular series, Attack on Titan. The following products are available from the online store of Family Mart. [gallery ids="13961,13962,13963,13964,13965,13966,13967,13968,13969"]...
20
May
In yet another reason why Japan is the place to be for Otakus of any kind, now we have news of a woman inspired by animes to create some artwork in cafe lattes. The artist's name is  Sugi otherwise known as Nowtoo and you can catch more of her work on her Instagram feed. Keeping in mind that the creation only exists for a fleeting moment until someone...