Photo - Morinaga Partheno Greek Yogurt

This is another photo of a product mentioned recently. That is a packet of honey on top.

Photo - Meiji Pokemon Chocolate Bar

Collector's edition Pokemon ポケモン cards are included (15 total to collect).

Tully's 15th Anniversary Happy Bag‏

Tully's is offering a Happy Bag to celebrate 15 years in Japan which contains coffee, a drip mug, a coffe mug and coffee coupons.


Photo is a web capture for explanatory purposes, copyright belongs to the company.

Photo - Snow Brand Bifidobacteria Probiotic Drink Yogurt

This product has a long name, 生きて届けるビフィズス菌カプセル or Encapsulated Bifidobacteria Delivered Alive, and uses Snow Brand MegMilk's SP strain.

Photo - Ito En Morning Yoo

Here is another photo of a product I have mentioned this product before.

Coco's Cold Shaved Ice for Summer

Coco's is offering several flavored shaved ice desserts topped with ice cream for the summer. Flavors: lemon jelly & a plum, strawberry & vanilla ice cream, matcha-azuki & vanilla ice cream, and ramune-pineapple & vanilla ice cream.


Photo is a web capture for explanatory purposes, copyright belongs to the company.

Photo - Meiji Zavas Sports Drink

Here is a bottle of Meiji Zavas sports drink. This is "mineral charger for your body" version, which includes 4 minerals, 3 vitamins and citric acid.

Photo - Shonan Cooky Crack Chocolate

This is white chocolate broken into chunks. In Japan, this is called "crack chocolate" or 割れチョコ. While not quite an illicit substance, this chocolate was good.

Meiji Ginza Curry Showa 1,000 Yen Notes

Meiji is holding a unique promotion for their Ginza Curry line, which requires a bit of explanation. All Japanese are familiar with the Western system for numbering years and it is used frequently here, but the traditional Japanese system involves counting the number of years into the current Emperor's reign, and each reign or era is given that emperor's posthumous title. The 64 years of Emperor Hirohito's reign are called the Showa Era and this is year 24 of the Heisei Era.

That brings me back to this promotion, where the first prize for 200 people is 3,000 yen, not much, but is in the form of the three different 1,000 yen notes issued during the Showa Era. The second place prize is also three 1,000 yen notes (for 2,800 people), but all in the form of the only note issued during the current era. Same face value but the older notes are obviously worth more. Not sure how much the old notes are worth, but feel certain lots of people would like to have a set to show friends if nothing else. Must have been interesting to sit in on the brain storming session that came up with this promotion.

Photo is a web capture for explanatory purposes, copyright belongs to the company.