Fukubukuro 2019 – Japan’s Lucky Bags

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Fukubukuro 2019 – Japan’s Lucky Bags

Fukubukuro 2019 – Japan’s Lucky Bags

What is fukubukuro? Every year hundreds of brave shoppers flock to Japan’s shopping districts in order to participate in “hatsu uri” (初売り), or the first sales of the new year. You can expect great bargains during this time, but Japan also adds their own twist to new year’s shopping with […]

Yahoo! Auctions Shopping Guide: How to buy from Yahoo Auctions Japan

Yahoo! Auctions Shopping Guide: How to buy from Yahoo Auctions Japan

What is Yahoo! Auctions Japan? Yahoo! Auctions (often abbreviated to Yafuoku or Y!A) is Japan’s most popular auction site, with millions of items being bought and sold every day. With both companies and individuals selling their wares, the variety available on Yahoo! Auctions is unbeatable. If you are looking for […]

Rakuma (Fril) Shopping Guide: How to buy from Rakuma

Rakuma (Fril) Shopping Guide: How to buy from Rakuma

What is Rakuma? Established in 2012, Rakuma (then known as “Fril”, which is still used in the URL) was Japan’s first mobile marketplace app, focusing on fashion and beauty. Mercari may be the biggest name in the Japanese smartphone marketplace world, but Rakuma is vying for that crown. With over […]

TOYS

Holiday Item Roundup 2018: The must-have Japanese Christmas merch of the festive season!

Holiday Item Roundup 2018: The must-have Japanese Christmas merch of the festive season!

How are you spending the holidays this year? If it’s anything like us then you’ll have a wishlist full of otaku goodies this year too. If you need some help writing up your Christmas list to send off to the North Pole, we have you covered. Read on to see […]

GAMES

Ditto Transforms! The weirdest and most wonderful Pokemon merchandise series

Ditto Transforms! The weirdest and most wonderful Pokemon merchandise series

The past few years have been somewhat of a Ditto renaissance in the Pokeworld. The Pokemon Center releases more and more Ditto-featured merchandise every season and he is even the missing link to catching the previously undiscovered Meltan and legendary Mew the in recent Pokemon Go events. This little critter […]

JAPANESE-CULTURE

Halloween Costume Roundup from Shibuya, Tokyo 2018

Halloween Costume Roundup from Shibuya, Tokyo 2018

Over the past few years, Shibuya has become the hub of Halloween celebrations in Tokyo. Over one million (yes, one million!) people visit Shibuya over the Halloween weekend parading their costumes well into the night. FROM JAPAN was also part of the crowd in Shibuya this Halloween, where we witnessed […]

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Fukubukuro 2019 – Japan’s Lucky Bags

Fukubukuro 2019 – Japan’s Lucky Bags

What is fukubukuro? Every year hundreds of brave shoppers flock to Japan’s shopping districts in order to participate in “hatsu uri” (初売り), or the first sales of the new year. You can expect great bargains during this time, but Japan also adds their own twist to new year’s shopping with […]

OTHERS

Japan-exclusive Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Merchandise

Japan-exclusive Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Merchandise

With the expansion of the Harry Potter universe into the Fantastic Beasts movie franchise, the magic of the wizarding world is not over quite yet. Japan is some of J.K Rowling’s biggest fans with millions of books and movie tickets being sold across the country. Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan is […]