Yuka Kinoshita 100 hamburgers challenge

Meet Yuka Kinoshita, a Japanese female competitive eater and online celebrity, whose total video views has just surpassed 100 million on Youtube. This video, in which she tried to eat 100 burgers in November 2014, is her most popular one.

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Kirin cool miniature kitchen commercial

Cool commercial by Japanese beverage company Kirin [Jp] – a stop motion animation featuring a miniature kitchen in a plastic bottle.

The message is that its product (the Salt&Litchi drink) is made with “mother’s knowledge” and “Kirin’s touch”.

Renchon nom nom…

A cute gif of anime character Renge Miyauchi, aka Renchon, chewing on some udon (noodles). She’s a character in Japanese anime series Non Non Biyori, a light hearted comedy about (school) life in the countryside. Image via Misaolikes.

Non Non Biyori Renge Miyauchi

Nogizaka46, Japanese Food, Non-no

Japanese girl group Nogizaka46 members – i.e. Nanase Nishino, Nanami Hashimoto, Sayuri Matsumura, Yumi Wakatsuki, Mai Shiraishi, Mai Fukagawa and Miona Hori – in 2014-no.14 issue of Men’s Non-no Magazine [Jp], sampling various types of summer dishes at 28 famous restaurants in Tokyo.

Nogizaka46 Men Non-no Magazine Japanese food

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Japanese Hello Kitty melon

A melon producer in Furano, Hokkaido, has grown some cute cantaloupes with the image of Japanese’s favourite icon Hello Kitty engraved on the fruit surface.


The limited item (300 pieces) will be on sale until July 31. I suspect it won’t last until then despite costing 4,980 yen (US$48.53) apiece. Seems steep to most people but high quality melons are priced at this range in Japan, it’s not extraordinary.