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USJ (Universal Studio Japan) , located in Osaka prefecture, is going to hold an event called "Universal Cool Japan" for a limited time only from January 23 to May 10 in 2015. Through the event, you can have fun at attractions made based on Evangelion, Attack on Titan, Bio Hazard, and Monster Hunter.
Currently, a "red snow" crab croquette burger is available at McDonald's stores in Japan. It will be sold for only a limited period of time until early January.
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated 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:
You can decorate your eyes with Rilakkuma-designed disposable contact lenses. They come in a 10 lense-pack set and are sold for ¥1,800.
Yudetamagokko, a fun cooking tool to make Doraemon-shaped hard boiled egg, is going to be released on January 30.
Do you want to go driving with your favorite Nogizaka46 member? Autobacs is going to release a portable car navigation system "Nogizaka46 navi" on December 22. Only 5,000 units will be available. Your favorite girl will navigate you to your destination with her cute voice.
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated 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:

Tokyo Food Review: Ikinari Steak - Standing-Only Japanese Steakhouse
On the menu are three cuts of steak: ribeye is the cheapest at 5 yen/gram (excl. tax), followed by sirloin (7 yen/gram), tenderloin (8 yen/gram) and wagyu (Japanese beef) sirloin (10 yen/gram). What if you’re not sure? Want to examine the meat first? Not a problem. You get to personally order your steak from a man who will slice it in front of your eyes.

Editor - December 05, 2014

Today We Want: SUSHI SOCKS 2.0!
Even the most revered aspects of Japanese culture can be jabbed and poked at for laughs. Food, particularly that which is unique to Japanese culture, is truly honored and considered essential and fundamental to the Japanese character - but it's not off limits.
We got a great news! Japanese hand-made paper - Washi (和紙) - was registered as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

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