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Kagawa prefecture, located on Shikoku (the smallest of the 4 main islands of Japan), is famous for having perhaps the best Udon noodles in Japan. It's the smallest prefecture in Japan, but they have more than 900 Udon restaurants across the prefecture (as compared to only 300 convenience stores in the prefecture).
A lot of udon gets eaten in Kagawa but a lot of excess udon gets generated as well and typically goes to waste.
POKEMON with YOU is the name of a support activity using Pokemon characters in areas affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake. This includes Japan Railway (JR) trains featuring POKEMON with YOU.
The KiHa 100 series trains, operated by JR East, are decorated with Pokemon characters, not just on the outside, but also in the interior on the seats, carpeting, play room, etc.
GaijinPot's Anthony Joh and AkihabaraNews' Reno J. Tibke
Terrie's Take: Japan's Big 9 of 2013, Record Budget & Defense, 10m Foreign Travelers, Bain Buys Macromill, and Foreign Maids
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japanese-centric news collected and collated at J@pan Inc by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
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The release date cannot make it by Christmas, but if your daughter is into Hello Kitty and Licca-chan dolls, it could be a great (late) Christmas gift!
Takara Tomy collaborated with Sanrio and they are going to release a Licca-chan doll wearing a Hello Kitty hoodie and socks for 1,800 yen on December 27. So adorable!
When did Japanese people start to like to eat something sweet and salty at the same time?
I believed that a mixed flavor with something sweet and salty was not Japanese people's cup of tea, for example, Hawaiian pizza, fruit in mayonnaise flavored salad, and maple syrup on a sausage. Yet, it seems like the Japanese sense of taste is changing. The sweet-salty-mixed flavor is getting more acceptable.