2014-07-17

Wendy's Spicy Grilled Kalbee Burger

Kalbee or Kalbi is a Korean spicy beef rib dish, which has recently grown in popularity in Japan. Wendy's is playing into this trend with its new premium offering. Lettuce, tomato and red onion round out this sandwich. 炭焼肉カルビバーガー 

http://wendys.co.jp/

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2014-07-16

Haagen-Dazs Coffee Vanilla & Chocolat Mint

Here are two new seasonal offerings from Haagen-Dazs. The coffee vanilla looks good, but I am not a big fan of chocolate-mint combinations and therefore cannot comment on that. ハーゲンダッツ

http://www.haagen-dazs.co.jp/

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2014-07-15

Samurai Fujiyama and Nissin Cup Noodle

Nissin implies that along with Fujisan (Fujiyama) and Samurai, Cup Noodles have become to be seen as a symbol of Japan. Nissin has also bought large space in newspapers showing this same advertisement. Probably true and this ad does not quite cross the line into being overly boastful. 日清食品

https://www.nissin.com/jp/

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2014-07-14

Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream

Ben & Jerry's has brought an American favorite flavor to Japan, Americone Dream, which is vanilla ice cream, caramel and chunks of chocolate waffle cone. Not only does it look good, but it shows that American imagery is still marketable in Japan. This product also carries a Fair Trade mark which is not all that common in Japan.

http://www.benjerry.jp/

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2014-07-13

Family Mart Beach House

Family Mart is one of the big three convenience store chains in Japan. Real beach season is pretty much only July and August in Japan, since June is usually cloudy due to it being rainy season. Therefore during July and especially August, popular beaches are packed and activity at popular spots, such as the area between Kamakura and Enoshima, is really something to experience. Family Mart opened this summer season only beach house to serve the needs of beach goers in near Enoshima. ファミリーマット

http://www.family.co.jp/

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2014-07-12

Nestle KitKat Brownies

Having trouble with the sun melting your KitKats? Nestle suggests you try making KitKat brownies. These look pretty good. キットカット ネスレ

http://nestle.jp/brand/kit/product/

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2014-07-11

Pokka Sapporo Baseball Player Coffee Cans

Pokka Sapporo is offering special design cans only for the Hokkaido area. The Sapporo professional baseball team is the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and ten of the players images appear on Pokka Sapporo canned coffee: 5 players on the low sugar variety and 5 on the black (no sugar or milk) variety. ポッカサッポロ

http://www.pokkasapporo-fb.jp/

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2014-07-10

Starbucks Strawberry Delight Frappuccino

Frappuccinos used to be a coffee dessert, now they are simply desserts, which look very good to be sure. This Strawberry Delight Frappuccino contains lots of strawberry pulp in the strawberry sauce in addition to strawberry cream. スターバックス

http://www.starbucks.co.jp/products/?nid=tbn_01_pc

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2014-07-09

Kirin Beer Brewing Experience

Kirin is holding a very unique event in September. Thirty people will have to opportunity to make beer at the Kirin Yokohama Brewery. The all day event will take participants through most phases of the process and will include lunch. All this for about 3,000 yen is a real bargain, assuming you are one of the chosen. This event is in part to commemorate 180 years since the birth and 150 years since the arrival in Japan of William Copeland, the found of one of the first breweries in Japan, Spring Valley Brewery, the forerunner of Kirin Beer. キリン

http://www.kirin.co.jp/entertainment/factory/yokohama/event/140627_03.html

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2014-07-08

Burger King See Ya Later Onion Rings

Burger King Japan will stop offering onion rings in the near future and is conducting a farewell special. This added explanation asks "is this your last chance to try the onion rings?", which appears to mean the door is still open, if only slightly, for a return in the future.

https://www.burgerkingjapan.co.jp/

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