Donuts & Pocketmonsters: Mister Donut and Pokemon New Year’s Lucky Bag 2019

Mister Donut teams up with Pokemon to deliver this super kawaii 2019 New Year’s Lucky Bag!

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A Holly Jolly Japanese Christmas: Christmas Food in Japan

Christmas traditions in Japan are certainly very unique. In a country where only 1% of the population is Christian, it is not an official holiday, and is largely a secular event. A mix of clever marketing campaigns, and influence from other countries has created an interesting concoction of how Christmas is celebrated today in Japan.… Continue reading A Holly Jolly Japanese Christmas: Christmas Food in Japan

Chocolate Ramen, Heart Crêpes, and Teddy Bear Ice Cream: Valentines Food in Japan

In Japan, Valentines Day, like pretty much everywhere else in the world, is all about chocolate (oh yes, and love and romance – but let’s put that aside). So important is chocolate during Valentines Day in Japan, that ‘Giri choco’ literally meaning ‘obligation chocolate’ is given to bosses and male co-workers in a completely platonic… Continue reading Chocolate Ramen, Heart Crêpes, and Teddy Bear Ice Cream: Valentines Food in Japan