Kirin Brewery Co. appeals to Japan’s health-conscious consumers in hopes its new drink helps it "find new beer fans."
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It’s relatively easy for those involved in the entertainment industry in Asia to get caught up in geopolitical scuffles, with social media accelerating and magnifying any faux pas. Put on an ill-advised shirt or get the wrong tattoo and suddenly you’ve raised diplomatic tensions ...
This autumn-appropriate sweet comes in four varieties — marron and tiramisu, berry and berry, fromage and rare cheese, and green tea and black kinako.
Haagen-Dazs’ Hanamochi ice cream pops up in freezers every so often, and the current autumn offerings are its best nod to traditional flavors so far.
Although Caramel Ghost House has a befittingly Halloween name, the sweets store has managed to become a year-round player in Tokyo's dessert scene.
Debating if you should try one of Seven-Eleven’s muffin sandwiches? Take our word for it and just stick to the iconic, triangle-cut sandwich.
Mister Donut is pumping up the potato flavor in this year’s fall Satsumaimodo lineup.
Lawson has gone cup crazy with new Cupke desserts and skewers in portable packaging.
The third season of Netflix’s “Aggretsuko” shifts its focus from everyday drudgery to the music industry and offers a nuanced take on idol fandoms.
Satisfying your sweet tooth as a vegan can be a challenge in Tokyo. Hal Okada Vegan Sweets Lab is a welcome arrival.