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  1. the other critics
    Michelin No Longer Dreams of JiroThe organization stripped the famed sushi chef’s restaurant of its three stars for a surprising reason.
  2. slurp
    Tomato Ramen Is the Noodle Innovation We Need NowAdd a big fistful of grated cheese while you’re at it.
  3. news you can booze
    Get Ready to Feel the Pain of a Japanese Whiskey ShortageSome of the country’s best distillers have started rationing supplies.
  4. tie-ins
    Uniqlo’s New Ramen Shirts Are Actually Pretty GreatThe company has incorporated eight famous ramen logos into “playful” wearable designs.
  5. news you can booze
    Coca-Cola Will Finally Start Adding Alcohol to Its SodaThe company will roll out its version of chuhai in Japan.
  6. health concerns
    Japanese City Activates Emergency Alert System After Store Sells Deadly BlowfishFive packages went out, and so far three have been recovered.
  7. the chain gang
    KFC Has Engineered ‘Low Smell’ Chicken in JapanIts ostensible purpose is not annoying fellow commuters on the train ride home.
  8. seasons greetings
    This Holiday Season, You Don’t Not Need Cake-Flavored White PepsiChristmas Cola is coming to town in Japan, even if you’ve been nice this year.
  9. everybody loves his tastes
    Japan Immediately Sold Out of the Fast-food Cheeseburger Trump AteCurious crowds were quick to consume all of Munch’s Burger Shack’s food.
  10. well-done threat
    Trump’s Steak–and–Ice Cream Terror Continues Across AsiaHe kicked off his trip to Japan with the “best quality” steak and a chocolate sundae.
  11. the chain gang
    KFC’s New Beauty Product Is a Bath Bomb That Smells Like Fried ChickenYour whole palm or arm will be lickable after this relaxing bath.
  12. candy
    Rest of World Simply Cannot Get Enough of Japan’s Kit Kats“We have Kit Kat back in Germany, but it’s not the same.”
  13. today in fruit
    A Man Ordered an Airline’s Gluten-Free ‘Meal’ — and Got a Single BananaThe salt is what made it a complete breakfast.
  14. it’ll rough you up
    Coca-Cola Insists It Made Coke ‘Healthy’ by Putting Fiber in ItIt boasts “five grams of indigestible dextrin.”
  15. There’s A Cotton-Candy-Pizza Hybrid — And It’s Actually Pretty Popular▶️ Too good to be true?
  16. show me the maki
    MLB All-Star Negotiates ‘Unlimited Sushi’ Into Japanese Baseball ContractThis may be the best contract demand of all time.
  17. food art
    These Fruit Carvings Will Make You Feel Terrible About Your Knife SkillsJapanese mukimono master Gaku eats his art once he’s done, too.
  18. Hard-Core Brunchers Can Now Relax in Japan’s Maple-Syrup BathsAfter your coffee bath, but right before your ramen bath.
  19. weird
    Panda Sex Is Great News for Tokyo RestaurantTotenko Co.’s stocks jumped following a major mating announcement.
  20. innovation
    Japan Finally Invents Spreadable Coffee for ToastIt’s like the Frappuccino version of Nutella.
  21. video feed
    Pizza Hut Japan Is Bringing Back Its Store Run Entirely by CatsMaybe they’ve learned managerial skills since their last attempt?
  22. excess
    Here’s What a $22 Strawberry Looks LikeHint: a lot like other strawberries.
  23. stunt foods
    Nestlé Is Making Kit Kat ‘Sushi’ Bars in JapanTwo of life’s biggest cravings finally available as one.
  24. believe me it’s beautiful
    BLT Steak’s Japan Outposts Are Selling a $50 Trump BurgerThe restaurant brand — which is opening inside the new Trump International Hotel — is embracing the president.
  25. seafood
    Here’s a Bluefin Tuna That Just Sold for $632,000$1,356 per pound of endangered seafood.
  26. innovation
    Japan’s Latest Burger Innovation Replaces Buns With BeefIt’s just a pile of patties.
  27. video feed
    Yet Again, a New Ramen Ad Is Better Than Anything on American TVWestworld can’t compete.
  28. innovation
    Take a Ramen Bath to Recover From This ElectionIt’s the least you deserve.
  29. collaborations
    Shake Shack Japan Will Serve a ‘Michelin-Starred’ Burger for One Day OnlyIt’s comes with bacon, marinated cucumbers, and red miso.
  30. okay
    Cutting-Edge Japanese Company Pioneers Fake Foods As Fashion AccessoriesFinally, you can accessorize with soba.
  31. wasabi attacks
    Japanese Sushi Chain Apologizes for Serving Foreigners ‘Excessive’ WasabiThe chefs claim they thought tourists were “seeking more excitement.”
  32. gimmicks
    Japan Releases Burger With a Bacon ‘Tongue’ Hanging OutIt also includes purple cheese sauce and a coffin-shaped box.
  33. the chain gang
    McDonald’s Japan Rolls Out Pumpkin-Spiced FriesThe chain chooses to ruin the one thing it sort of does right.
  34. one-click planet
    Amazon’s New Cooking Show Lets Viewers Order the Food DirectlyBut it’s only in Japan, for now.
  35. puff piece
    Japanese Company Claims It’s Developed Nonlethal Puffer FishIt argues a farmed species means laws regulating the dangerous dish can be relaxed.
  36. video feed
    This Japanese Ramen Ad Is Literally EverythingLike, actually every single thing you can think of, crammed into a single two-and-a-half-minute magnum opus.
  37. the chain gang
    Now McDonald’s Is Reaping the Benefits of the Pokémon Go PhenomenonEvery restaurant in Japan is about to be a gym, and the company’s stock is surging as a result.
  38. naked lunch
    Japan’s Naked Restaurant Vows Not to Put Overweight People on a ScaleGreat news: Patrons can now be any weight or age.
  39. innovation
    Ikea Unleashes All-Black ‘Ninja Dogs’ in JapanThey’re made with activated charcoal, of course, and only available in Japan.
  40. Tie-ins
    Japanese Chain Debuts Predictably Bonkers Ghostbusters BurgersOf course there’s a Stay Puft Marshmallow burger for dessert.
  41. Naked Lunch
    Japan Now Has a Naked Restaurant, TooIt’s taking things a step further by banning old and overweight customers.
  42. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Is Giving Away Gold Fries in JapanTo win, all you have to do is take photos with a special McFry filter.
  43. Tie Ins
    Of Course Japan Gets Captain America–Themed RamenThe Marvel-branded stunt noodles come from Ippudo, no less.
  44. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Unleashes a ‘Giga’ Mac in JapanIt’s a real monster.
  45. Viral Desserts
    Here’s the New Japanese Water Cake That Will Debut at SmorgasburgLike artisanal Jell-O, available 1,000 servings at a time.
  46. Big Ideas
    Starbucks Will Debut Alcoholic Frappuccinos in JapanIt’s about time.
  47. Okay
    Japan Finally Gives the World What It’s Been Waiting For: Ramen SandwichesThis is culinary innovation.
  48. Stunt Foods
    A Japanese Chef Created Chocolate Ramen for Valentine’s DayIt’s sure to make for a bittersweet dinner date.
  49. Candy
    Japan Gives the World Sake-Flavored Kit KatsWill someone please bring some back for Grub next time they’re in Tokyo?
  50. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Japan Needs a Name for Its New Potato-Topped Stunt BurgerSomething catchier than “Juicy Beef Burger With Hot Potatoes Grown in Hokkaido, Cheddar Cheese, and Specially Made Onion Sauce Flavored With Burnt Soy Sauce.”
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