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Fanta Japan

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Fanta Japan

whysojapan fanta cans us ukFanta is a well known drink all over the world. Fanta is created by and belongs to the Coca-Cola company. Fanta is mostly known for its orange fizzy drink and by far orange is most probably the most popular of all the flavours, almost all over the world.

On my first trip to Tokyo a friend to me told me to look out for the Fanta drinks while I was there. He said there are a lot of different flavours that we dont have here in Sweden. All you have to do is pass one of the vending machines on any street corner and you will see a slection of Fanta cans and bottles that you might not have back home.

Of couse, you can find the typical Fanta drinks. But in Japan they like to try seasonal flavour. For example, one flavour was released in limited addition, it came out in spring and was called Fanta Ume, which is a sort of Japanese plum that grows in the early part of spring. Thats the plus of living in a country that has a lot of people. Its a lot easier for a company to make a product for a limited time and sell lots of them.

Fanta grape

whysojapan fanta japanOne of the Fanta that I first tasted in Japan was a can that was purple and it looked to have a grapes on the can, so we gave it a try. The first thing I thought it tasted like was like a sort of bubblegum flavour. I really liked it! I have also been able to try it back here in Sweden. I’ve been able to get hold of both the US and UK versions of Fanta grape, since there is no Swedish version of the soft drink. But nothing beats the Japanese version of the drink. I found out that Fanta grape is the only version of Fanta that is sold in a glass bottle. This I found out after buying one and adding a photo of it to Facebook and was informed by a Japanese friend about it.

Fanta has even tried some very different drinks, like one thats called Fanta Moo Moo White, which was a zero calorie drink with extra calcium. Its sort of a fizzy milky yogurt drink, very different.

Some of the new flavours that are available in Japan are grapefruit, peach and ume. Some of the other flavours that are and have been available are Honey Lemon, Melon Cream, Fruit Punch, Pineapple, Apple and more.

It is definitely worth looking out for the different Fanta while youre in Japan and giving a flavour that you might never heard of a try.

Here’s the link to Fanta Japan: www.fanta.jp





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Japanese TV Adverts #7

Here’s the next update of Japanese TV adverts. This update features an advert for the amusement park called Q Park (which is close to Mount Fuji), adverts for a cell phone that is called Disney Mobile, and of course an advert with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, plus more.

Please check out this YouTube user for more adverts: http://www.youtube.com/user/JPCMHD
Also check out older posts with Japanese TV adverts under the media category to the right of this post.





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Video report from super potato Akihabara

Super Potato Akihabara

This was a great video report about the retro game shop Super Potato, which is in Akihabara (electric town). The shop sells all sorts of retro games and console games and a lot more. It’s well worth a visit if youre into retro gaming. This report is in Swedish, so sorry to anyone that can not speak Swedish. But I still wanted to share it here in the blog.

Here is also a link to Super Potato website: http://www.superpotato.com





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Mameshiba Love Winter book review

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Mameshiba Love Winter

The second book to be released by Viz media featuring the Mameshibas was Mameshiba Love Winter. The book was first released in November of 2011, which at the time made it the perfect Christmas present for me to give to a loved one. The book was bought from the UK, from Amazon if I remember correctly. I’ve noticed that Amazon still have it for sale. Follow this link for more info (amazon.co.uk). When I bought the book it wasn’t very expensive at all, and with buying it from the UK and Amazon, it was fast delivered and in time to be given away as a present on Christmas day that year.

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Mameshiba Love Winter is a hardback book that consists of around 12 pages or so. This book is very different from the first book. The first book was more about getting to know the Mameshibas. On the very first page of the book is an envelope that says to be very special. Inside the envelope your find some cardboard cutouts on your favourite Mameshibas, and a selection of winter themed stickers. Now you might wonder what all of they are for. Well, if you go to the last page of the book, a winter castle will pop out of the book, allowing you to place them around the castle and cover them with stickers.

whysojapan mameshiba love winter bookThe story to this book is all about the Mameshibas’ day, playing out in the snow, and while some of the Mameshibas are playing around in the snow with their sledges and snow balls, the others decide that they need to make a castle, but not any sort of castle – a snow castle. Through this short story you get see them design and build their castle to the end, where the castle becomes a popup book. That’s where the story ends and your own imagination begins.

The book is a another great way of getting children that might not be aware of Mameshiba into them. The book has nice pictures and even if its a bit short, it is still fun to read and even if you dont use the castle at the end of the book, it still makes it a great addition to your Mameshiba collection.

Feel free to read our other posts on Mameshiba via the links below:
http://www.whysojapan.com/japanese-characters-mameshiba/
http://www.whysojapan.com/meet-mameshiba-book/





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Japanese TV Adverts #6

The next bunch of Japanese TV ads has now been uploaded to YouTube, so here they are. Adverts for diffrent sweets and drinks, also starting Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, a couple of adverts for the latests Nintendo games to hit the markets in Japan, and of couse to start it all with is an advert for cell phone company Softbank with the talking dog. Enjoy!

Please check out this YouTube user for more adverts: http://www.youtube.com/user/JPCMHD 
Also check out older posts with Japanese TV adverts under the media category to the right of this post





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