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It's Monday, February 11, and Women in Japan Are Tired of Buying Valentine's Chocolates for Men

Plus, the most Pittsburgh wedding promotion ever involves Primanti Bros., of course.
Hannah Keyser
2.11.19
japan

Tokyo's New "Chicago Pizza" Trend Looks a Hell of a Lot Like Fondue

A gooey, cheesy dish called シカゴピザ, which translates to "Chicago pizza" or "Shikago Pizza," is all the rage in Tokyo.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.6.19
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Ramen Company Pulls Ad Featuring Naomi Osaka with Pale Skin

Backlash over the tennis star's skin tone prompted Nissin to cancel the anime ad campaign.
Bettina Makalintal
1.24.19
japan

Tokyo Train Company Offers Noodles, Tempura to Commuters Who Skip Rush Hour

This isn't the first creative attempt to reduce overcrowding on the world's busiest metro system.
Bettina Makalintal
1.22.19
WTF

Here's Some Poop Emoji Soft-Serve So We Can All Eat Shit

Coprophagia has never been cuter.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.8.19
choking

Japan's New Year's Mochi Tradition Hospitalized 11 and Killed 1 This Year

The deadly rice cakes prompt warnings from Japanese officials every year.
Bettina Makalintal
1.2.19
japan

This Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant Is Serving the Last Meals of Death Row Inmates

You can dine on a hamburger, a baked potato, a hard-boiled egg, and three shots of Jack Daniels, just like double-murderer Gary Mark Gilmore.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.25.18
cake

How a Prisoner of War Turned this Fussy German Cake into a National Obsession in Japan

While Baumkuchen, or "tree cake," is rare in Germany, it's now found everywhere in Tokyo from 7-11 to fancy department stores.
Diana Hubbell
8.7.18
japan

Japan's World Cup-Predicting 'Psychic' Octopus Killed and Sold as Food

Rest in power, brother.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.6.18
hangover cures

The Best Hangover Cures, According to Japanese Drinkers

I stayed out all night drinking to test them out.
Natalie B. Compton
6.25.18
japan

Japanese Melons Fetch Record-Breaking $29,000 at Auction

Meanwhile, I’ll be over here debating whether to pay $5.99 for a single cantaloupe at Whole Foods.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.29.18
korea

Japan Is Pissed About the Dessert Being Served at the Korean Summit

Japan's grievance surrounds a tiny, 'antagonistic' map printed on the mango mousse.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.27.18
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