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For Patrick St. Michel's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
What makes a good mascot? It used to be that being cute was enough, but "yuru-kyara" in the 2010s needed storylines and Instagram followings if they want to make a mark.
What do hamster behinds, a handsome gorilla and cats running train stations have in common? Hours of social media gold!
Lawson's newest concoction, dubbed the "Cupke," has interpreted "cupcake" in its most literal form — stuffing a cake inside a cup.
Domestic news outlets and social media users love a good scare. Ever since a horde of rowdy Saitama-types turned Shibuya into something akin to “The Purge” last year, many Tokyoites have viewed this year’s Halloween festivities with trepidation. Reports over the past few weeks in ...
As the action on talent competition show 'Produce 101 Japan' hots up, we look at its origins in Korean pop music and the original "Produce 101" franchise
Seven-Eleven's Koku Mune onion soy sauce ramen has been an online hit since its debut. Konbini Watch reviews whether it holds up to the hype.
Starbucks Coffee Japan's new trio of treats brings the Halloween spirit with blood-red berries.
There has been plenty wrong with conversations on social media over the past decade and yet it’s hard to argue that online platforms are anything other than essential in an emergency. This was almost certainly the case when Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on mainland Japan ...
FamilyMart's new lineup of elegant Earl Grey-flavored desserts aim to spruce up your post-lunch snacking.