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CHOCOLATE

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 30, 2018
Ecuador discovery pushes back origins of chocolate use to 5,300 years ago
People have been enjoying chocolate far longer than previously known, according to research published on Monday detailing the domestication and use of cacao beginning 5,300 years ago at an ancient settlement in the highlands of southeastern Ecuador.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Oct 20, 2018
Rock, luxury and retro pastries abound at Michalak Omotesando
French pastry chef Christophe Michalak is the latest sweetmaker to bring his brand of sweets to one of Tokyo's trendier neighborhoods. His Michalak Omotesando store, which opened for business on Oct. 5, is the first overseas opening for his patisserie.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Oct 6, 2018
Gin no Budo's Halloween lineup: Festive options for chocolate lovers
The Halloween desserts just keep on coming! Gin no Budo's October lineup features almost too-cute-to-eat cats and pumpkins.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Sep 29, 2018
Sweets of the people: The fall flavors of Meiji's classic Kinoko no Yama and Takenoko no Sato
It's been a big month for the venerable snack brands Kinoko no Yama and Takenoko no Sato. In September, the company behind both, Meiji, shared the results of its nationwide "general election," in which voters chose their favorite of the two sweets.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Aug 18, 2018
Helping bean-to-bar chocolate bloom in Japan
For Tomoya Yamashiki, chief strategist of Dandelion Chocolate Japan, Inc., U.S. entrepreneurism opened doors to a new sweet way of life.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jul 7, 2018
Grab a cookie (or five) to share at Tokyo Station's Country Ma'am Tea House
At its new pop-up shop, Country Ma'am gives some of its long-running cookies a classy teatime upgrade.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jun 9, 2018
Assemblages Kakimoto: An award-winning chocolatier
Expect innovation, talent and, yes, chocolate at Assemblages Kakimoto.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jun 2, 2018
The Fresh Mint Chocolate Pizza promises two things: mint and sugar
This Max Brenner creation is a punchy blend of mint, chocolate, ice cream, marshmallow and almonds.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 7, 2018
Chocolate's sustainability challenge
Without a more sustainable cocoa crop, the world may need to find a new favorite treat.
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JAPAN
Mar 8, 2018
Japanese government admits claim that 'chocolate is good for the brain' is short on data
More evidence is needed to support a report, compiled by a government-sponsored team and confectionery giant Meiji Co., which concluded that chocolate is good for the brain, the Cabinet Office said Thursday.
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LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Feb 19, 2018
Let's discuss 'obligatory chocolates'
A recent Godiva ad challenged the culture of 'obligatory' Valentine's chocolates.
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JAPAN
Feb 13, 2018
University of Tokyo offers halal chocolates ahead of Valentine's Day
The University of Tokyo is selling halal chocolates online for Valentine's Day to raise public awareness of foods that are prepared according to Muslim standards.
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JAPAN
Feb 6, 2018
Godiva's dig at obligatory Valentine's chocolates stirs debate in Japan
Japan should stop giving out giri choco (obligatory chocolate).
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Jan 27, 2018
FamilyMart's Japari Man: Kemono Friends' colorful adventure in taste
The chocolate Japari Man is as simple as it gets. Save for the pink color of its exterior, this warm snack offers ample amounts of chocolate in every bite.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jan 20, 2018
First Kitchen's Dessert Potatoes: An overpowering addition to the chocolate fries scene
We're currently living through a race by fast food chains to see who can best transform French fries into a dessert. Is First Kitchen up to the challenge?
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BUSINESS
Jan 18, 2018
Nestle cooks up new ruby chocolate for launch in KitKat-crazed Japan
Nestle SA will sweeten Japan's Valentine's Day with ruby chocolate KitKats, choosing one of the world's most candy-obsessed markets for the debut of the first new type of natural chocolate in more than 80 years.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 31, 2017
20 Questions: The best answers of 2017
What brought you to Japan? I came here for the magic. Osaka is home to some of the best close-up magicians in the world.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Nov 25, 2017
Allpress Espresso's Tokyo Roastery offers coffee with a Cream Kiss
Until New Year's Day, the store offers a special Christmas Blend flat white paired with chocolate from Summerbird Organic.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Oct 7, 2017
Caramel Chocolate Cookies: Worth the trip to Haneda Airport
The airport might not be the first place you think of when craving sweets. Yet all those souvenir stores dotting the concourse conceal some truly tasty treats. It might not be socially acceptable to tear in to a box of individually wrapped goods, but you can always save some for when you get to your...
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WORLD
Sep 15, 2017
Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?
Your afternoon chocolate craving may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees and hippos in West Africa, research suggests.

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