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We all have certain smells that affect us in different ways. If I say, "I loved the smell of magic markers and glue as a kid", you could probably relate. It doesn't have to be the smell of roses or freshly baked cookies for us to understand ol
In recent years, the Tokushima Provincial Cooperation Office of the Japan Self Defense Force has created recruitment advertising posters featuring cute, adorable illustrations, and it wasted little time in releasing this year's version. The posters depict
Burger King Japan Offering 15 Bacon Strips for $1 So We Order Whopper With 105 Bacon Strips en.rocketnews24.com
Burger King Japan recently launched a promotion giving customers the option to add 15 pieces of bacon to their Whopper for a measly 100 yen (US $1.20). That’s 500% more bacon for your buck (it’s usually 60 yen for 3 strips). It’s almost as if Burger King
Japan is a weird, amazing, amusing and confusing place, and I'm not just talking about the maid cafes and pornographic manga. Even things that your average Japanese would consider completely commonplace and boring can be captivating for foreigners. After
Many Japanese people lament their inability to carry out a proper conversation in English despite 10 years of study during junior high, high school and university. While anyone who has taught English at a public school in Japan would probably be quick to
We Travel to China to Investigate Their Fabled Melt-Proof Ice Pop | RocketNews24 en.rocketnews24.com
Legend has it that in China there exists a frozen treat so incredibly powerful that it never melts, even if left in room temperature. RocketNews sent a reporter into the mysterious country to learn more about this potent popsicle of the gods. The followi
The Twitter Experiment: Japanese Man Forbidden From Leaving Work Until He Gets 1000 Retweets | RocketNews24 en.rocketnews24.com
It all started when Japanese comedy website Omokoro hit 10,000 followers on Twitter. In order to leverage their growing fanbase, Omokoro’s chief editor Harajuku called resident writer Sebuyama into the office at around 10pm and asked him to research what
It is a seemingly uneventful sunny afternoon in the park filled with the usual kinds of people who come out to enjoy themselves. Suddenly there is a street performance before your eyes which looks utterly spontaneous as more and more people join in. That
The worldwide hit single, “Telephone”, by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce, is doing the rounds again on the Internet. Only this time, it’s a Japanese version, featuring two traditional instruments: the koto (Japanese harp) and the shakuhachi (Japanese flute)
Following in the tradition of Japan getting all the cool Resident Evil stuff, Universal Studios Japan has announced they will be converting a portion of the theme park into a zombie-infested Raccoon City this Fall....
Many Japanese people lament their inability to carry out a proper conversation in English despite studying it for 10 years in junior high, high school and university. Some people blame the education system, some people blame the lack of transparency betwe
The inability to understand women is a struggle shared universally by men across the world. Luckily, our friends at Omokoro have put together a detailed report titled “A Simple Approach to Understanding Women” that should offer some insightful help to th
The Tokyo Toy Show 2012 was held at the international exhibition center, Tokyo Big Site, in June. Next to the Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. booth, three mini cars were on display. Made by Toyopet, Toyota’s name for their car dealerships, these Pokemon cars are a
This weekend Japanese (and other) businesses in China have been the victims of a spate of arson attacks as well as vandalism and looting as anti-Japan protests have escalated to record levels since Japan and China established diplomatic ties in 1972....
Japanese mom shows daughter how it’s done with awesome old-school gaming notebook | RocketNews24 en.rocketnews24.com
Every generation, something comes along that people are just sure is going to ruin kids’ minds. Recently it’s social networking websites. In the 1950s it was blue jeans and rock 'n' roll. If you had a time machine, and for some reason got tired of riding
McDonald’s, the American classic, is a familiar fast food restaurant that is known all over the world. The golden arches appear in 119 different countries, giving rise to some interesting regional burgers. Known as “maku-donarudo” or “maku” for short, th
Expensive Tokyo living got you down? Are you staring another three-day weekend in the face and wondering what havoc it will wreak on your wallet? There are places to enjoy yourself for free all over Tokyo, if you know where to look. RocketNews24 has sifte
This month, beverage maker Kirin announced that it will be releasing the first ever health food cola on April 24th. The drink will be called Kirin Mets Cola. No connection to the MLB team, although fans will find the font suspiciously familiar. According
Ever since I saw Han Solo get encased in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back, I've always wondered what it would be like to have a plastic mould of my friends and family, albeit without sealing them inside the stuff... Thanks to a little company in Japan
[caption id="attachment_18627" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Fall version of pyorin on sale at Nagoya Station.[/caption] "Pyorin", the cutest sweet in Nagoya, is rising in the ranks of local Nagoya specialties.