• Get the best of both worlds with this Tonkotsu Pudding from Japan
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    Get the best of both worlds with this Tonkotsu Pudding from Japan

    When it comes to tonkotsu, which means pig bone in Japanese, many would associate it with the thick and delicious ramen broth. When it comes to savoury desserts, who could resist the taste of a custard pudding? People who love this salty broth and also have a sweet tooth would find this tonkotsu pudding from Japan a heavenly match!

  • Will this 'Inception'-style selfie within a selfie catch on?
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    Will this 'Inception'-style selfie within a selfie catch on?

    Ever since the selfie era started, social media sites have seen multiple variations develop, such as the “wefie” and even “chinfie”. What’s next? Well, one variation likely to pick up in popularity next is probably this “selfie-ception”, as demonstrated by Japanese comedian Shingo Fujimori of Oriental Radio. HONGKONG #映え映えーーーー! #ただただカッコよくてごめんなさいねー2 #なんていう? #自撮り撮り? #シャレオツすぎて戸惑う #戸惑いつつドヤ #ちゃんとiPhoneフォーカスしてる #真似してみたらいいじゃん #Xならできると思うよ #iPhoneのCMじゃないよ photo by @yuma1983 A post shared by 藤森慎吾(オリラジ) (@fujimori_shingo0317) on Nov 5, 2017 at 3:18am PST

  • How famous Japanese ramen chain Ichiran ensures its toilets never run out of toilet paper
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    How famous Japanese ramen chain Ichiran ensures its toilets never run out of toilet paper

    One of the best ramen chains in Japan goes to incredible lengths to ensure that its customers have their toilet paper needs well covered. A notice in the toilet cubicle of Ichiran Ramen reads, “As you see, Ichiran strives to make sure that you will never run out of toilet paper. True enough, the famous ramen chain in Japan does have more than one toilet paper holder installed in their cubicles.

  • Self-proclaimed Instagram-worthy bento gets more fame on Twitter instead
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    Self-proclaimed Instagram-worthy bento gets more fame on Twitter instead

    A bento manufacturer in Shizuoka said its bento was very Instagrammable. Food is among one of the top few things people post on Instagram. Solely the hashtag #food already documented more than 240 million Instagram posts.

  • Japanese discount chain ‘Donki’ to open in Singapore in December
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    Japanese discount chain ‘Donki’ to open in Singapore in December

    Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year to sell take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, Yasuda said on Tuesday. The signs read: “Don Quijote” (top) and “Amazing Bargains” (C). The highly anticipated Japanese discount store Don Quijote will be opening in Singapore in December with the name Don Don Donki.

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    Japanese people compete for the worst cat photo on Twitter

    The Internet is a huge repository of photos of cats looking cute, or doing things as they please, or even exhibiting some ninja moves. But in Japanese cyberspace, a contest on the worst cat photo is gaining popularity.

  • A fifth of Japan's infants use smartphones almost every day
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    A fifth of Japan's infants use smartphones almost every day

    It’s common these days that children are accustomed to using electronic gadgets. It seems that “smartphone child-rearing” is on the rise because parents, their hands full, find it the easiest way to cope. Among the 92.4 per cent of those women who possessed a smartphone, regarding the question “In a week, how often does your child view or use the smartphone at home?”, 20 per cent of parents with children under 12 months answered “almost every day”.

  • Changi Airport's new Japanese food hall to open on 14 November
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    Changi Airport's new Japanese food hall to open on 14 November

    Japanese food lovers can soon book a ramen date at Changi Airport now that the much-anticipated Japan Gourmet Hall Sora will be opening this month.

  • Japanese YouTuber uses calculators as a musical instrument
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    Japanese YouTuber uses calculators as a musical instrument

    When it comes to making music, the first instrument that comes to a person’s mind is probably a piano, violin or guitar. Japanese YouTuber It’s a small world covered the one song video gamers will all know well: The Super Mario Brothers theme. The iconic tune has been covered many times before, using various musical instruments – including this wonderful violin cover – but YouTuber It’s a small world has amazed everyone with her rendition using calculators.

  • Japan's LUMINE to open first overseas retail store and cafe in Clarke Quay on 25 November
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    Japan's LUMINE to open first overseas retail store and cafe in Clarke Quay on 25 November

    Come November, lovers of anything and everything about Japan will be able to enjoy a new shopping and cafe experience at Clarke Quay Central mall. Popular Japanese fashion mall LUMINE is set to occupy 10,000 square feet on the second floor of Clarke Quay Central when it opens on 25 November, and will feature a retail space as well as the first LUMINE Café.

  • This is probably the best invention to ward off umbrella-thieves
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    This is probably the best invention to ward off umbrella-thieves

    Have you ever left your umbrella in those stands at the entrance of a building only to find them gone when you leave? Well, the Japanese have just the right solution to solve this problem!

  • Review: 'Tornado Girl' is funny if you're fine with abusive relationships
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    Review: 'Tornado Girl' is funny if you're fine with abusive relationships

    “Tornado Girl” is a Japanese romantic comedy that’s an adaptation of the manga “A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy”. The film revolves around the main character’s efforts to woo the eponymous “Tornado Girl”, who seems irresistible to all men. “Tornado Girl” is directed by Hitoshi One.

  • The Gudak Cam photo app is inconvenient – but the Japanese love it
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    The Gudak Cam photo app is inconvenient – but the Japanese love it

    With nearly everyone in possession of a smartphone, just about anyone is now able to take a photo. Gone are the days of cumbersome film cameras, when you had to worry whether you had enough film and consequently, how many photos you could take. There was no instant reviewing of photos on the spot, and much less taking of multiple shots to find the right one.

  • The superfluous edible fork is coming to McDonald's Japan
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    The superfluous edible fork is coming to McDonald's Japan

    McDonald’s Japan’s Gran Club House, Gran Bacon Cheese and Gran Teriyaki burgers have been well-received over the past six months they have been on sale. Indeed, it has been eight years since the Gran series made an appearance on McDonald’s Japan’s menu.

  • Bacon potato pie returns to McDonald's Japan: Can you say hehonhohehohai?
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    Bacon potato pie returns to McDonald's Japan: Can you say hehonhohehohai?

    It’s easy to feel sorry for ourselves in Singapore where we only have apple pie, occasionally banana pie that tastes like goreng pisang, and other sweet-flavoured pie at our local McDonald’s – whereas places like Japan get savoury pies like this “hehonhohehohai” – otherwise known as bacon potato pie. いよいよ本日から!ベーコンとポテトたっぷり、ほっくほくでクリーミーな #ヘーホンホヘホハイ!

  • What would you call this colour? Japanese netizens can't decide
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    What would you call this colour? Japanese netizens can't decide

    Many online optical illusions have become Internet sensations, such as strawberries that look red but actually are not, or the raging debate over the blue-black or white-gold dress. Our brains are wired to process things relative to their surroundings so as to maintain consistency and keep us sane… Or are they?

  • Would you wear these Japanese 'fried chicken' pants?
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    Would you wear these Japanese 'fried chicken' pants?

    Japanese fashion has once again tried to establish who is on the top with this wild idea of turning women’s thigh into delicious-looking fried chicken – though this is perhaps unintentional. The main feature of these orange-brown, wide-leg pants is the distinctive plump curve. Coupled with fair-skinned legs and a pair of white shoes, the effect indeed does look like a pair of chicken drumsticks. 楽天で見つけた服が私にはケンタッキーにしか見えないしバックスタイルとか完全にフライドチキン…… pic.twitter.com/5BwsWdLcys

  • Why you should never press the bus bell at the last minute
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    Why you should never press the bus bell at the last minute

    If you’ve taken the bus before, you might have noticed the are typical commuter types: The ones who talk really loudly like they’re in a marketplace; the ones who take up more space than they should; those who press the bell at the last minute, etc.

  • Yui Aragaki voted the most likeable Japanese female talent
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    Yui Aragaki voted the most likeable Japanese female talent

    “Television Talent Image Research”, a Japanese study conducted twice a year by Video Research Ltd, has recently announced its findings for the second half of the year.

  • Would you pay $155 for 840g of 'the world's most expensive rice'?
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    Would you pay $155 for 840g of 'the world's most expensive rice'?

    From 1 November, Singapore will be the first country outside of Japan to have access to the high quality Kinmemai Premium. The premium rice will be sold in a sleek black box of six sachets (each contains 140g of rice), and will cost $155. Unfortunately, it will only be available for purchase from Kinmemai’s website.

  • Matchmaking event in Japan requires participants to wear masks
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    Matchmaking event in Japan requires participants to wear masks

    A Japanese company specialised in planning and executing matchmaking sessions, DEF Anniversary, has been hosting a party called “Masked Matchmaking”.

  • J-rock band ONE OK ROCK to perform at Singapore Indoor Stadium on 20 Jan 2018
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    J-rock band ONE OK ROCK to perform at Singapore Indoor Stadium on 20 Jan 2018

    Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK will be returning to Singapore on 20 Jan 2018 for their largest concert on the island yet.

  • We've been eating chicken wrong, so KFC Japan shows us how it's done
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    We've been eating chicken wrong, so KFC Japan shows us how it's done

    Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has been quite popular in Japan, especially during festive seasons like Christmas. KFC Japan has also periodically launched limited-edition or seasonal items to keep customers coming. And recently, KFC Japan decided to up their game with a printout to let people know the “right” way to enjoy their fried chicken!

  • Looking for a Japanese spouse? This Singapore agency can help find you one
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    Looking for a Japanese spouse? This Singapore agency can help find you one

    If you’re in love with Japanese food, fashion, culture and wish to one day marry a Japanese person, there’s a marriage agency in Singapore that can help you with that. Introducing Konkatu Singapore, a marriage agency founded by two Japanese expatriates who have lived in Singapore for a number of years.