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  • 10 Best Anime Movies on Netflix in 2022 (Hayao Miyazaki, Naoko Yamada, and More)

    10 Best Anime Movies on Netflix in 2022 (Hayao Miyazaki, Naoko Yamada, and More)

    Looking for an engaging anime film? Netflix is an excellent option for streaming anime movies, whether you're watching for enjoyment or studying Japanese. The best anime movie for you depends on your personal tastes and the mood you're in at the moment. To help you pick a film, we've done our research and created a guide explaining common genres of anime.We've also carefully curated a list of the best 10 anime movies on Netflix. Our favorite is Spirited Away due to its beautiful animation and themes of courage. Be sure to check out the rest of our favorites as well! For ease of use, we'll be focusing on standalone movies you don't need to watch an accompanying anime show to enjoy. To get help picking a movie, be sure to check out the buying guide.
    Books, CDs, DVDs
  • 9 Best Tried and True Japanese Rice Cookers in 2022 (Consumer Electronics Salesman and Advisor-Reviewed)

    9 Best Tried and True Japanese Rice Cookers in 2022 (Consumer Electronics Salesman and Advisor-Reviewed)

    Invented and perfected in Japan, rice cookers are convenient products that allow us to eat delicious rice, and are a staple appliance in Japanese households. In fact, there are so many types of rice cookers, such as those for people who live alone, those for big families, and those that not only cook rice but also can bake bread or also double as a slow-cooker. On top of that, there are high-end rice cookers as well as entry-level rice cookers from various manufacturers like Zojirushi, Panasonic, Tiger, and Toshiba, all with different strengths and weaknesses, making it difficult to choose the best rice cooker. To determine what the best rice cooker is, we compared 9 of the best-selling Japanese rice cookers found on popular e-commerce sites in Japan, such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping and put them all to the test.We tested each rice cooker for the following:DeliciousnessFunctionalityUsabilityEase of MaintenanceKeep reading to find out more about the best Japanese rice cookers!
    Kitchen supplies
  • 10 Best Japanese Vegetable Knives in 2022

    10 Best Japanese Vegetable Knives in 2022

    If you're in search of a good knife that can cut, slice, or mince vegetables well, consider a Japanese vegetable knife. American knives tend to have a thicker blade suitable for chopping thick vegetables, but Japanese vegetable knives have a slimmer blade and will help you cut and slice through hard or soft vegetables like butter. However, there are different types of Japanese vegetable knives, and they can be made from stainless steel or carbon steel. To help you with your search, we've carefully created a list of the 10 best Japanese vegetable knives available online. Shun's Nakiri Knife is one of our favorites, as it's durable, sharp, and comfortable to hold. Knowing how tough it is to choose a product, we also compiled a buying guide with many tips to help you pick the right Japanese vegetable knife for yourself! 
    Kitchen supplies
  • 9 Best Tried and True Japanese Nama Chocolates in 2022 (Royce', Sils Maria, and more)

    9 Best Tried and True Japanese Nama Chocolates in 2022 (Royce', Sils Maria, and more)

    Nama chocolate, otherwise occasionally known as Japanese ganache or nama-choco, offers a totally different taste and flavor profile from regular chocolate. Nama chocolates can be great as a gift for someone special but are also a great way to reward yourself. There are also a variety of flavors, ranging from the standard milk and bitter chocolates, white chocolate, and even matcha flavors, to name a few, from brands like Royce', Sils Maria, and Ek Chuah. Recently, some nama chocolate brands have even collaborated with famous Japanese whisky distilleries like Taketsuru or Yamazaki! All of these options are great, but they can also make it hard to choose the best Japanese nama chocolate.Figure out which were the best Japanese nama chocolates, we ordered the 7 most popular products from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping) and tested them all based on the following two points:1. Deliciousness2. Package DesignWhich nama chocolates were our top picks? Keep reading to find out more! We'll also explain how to choose the right nama chocolate in our buying guide as well.
    Food and drinks
  • 10 Best Japanese Movies on Netflix in 2022

    10 Best Japanese Movies on Netflix in 2022

    Have you been browsing Netflix wondering what movie you should put on next? Consider a Japanese film! These movies cover a variety of genres and styles of filmmaking, so there's a film for everyone to enjoy. Whether you have time for one movie or want to get invested in a longer series, you can find the perfect Japanese film. Plus, Japanese movies can give you insight into Japanese culture.To help you sort through the plethora of options, we found several excellent Japanese movies that range in genre and style. Our favorite movie was The Fable because it blends some fantastic comedic and action moments. See what other movies made our list of 10 best Japanese movies on Netflix, and use our buying guide to select the best one for you. 
    Books, CDs, DVDs
  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Drip Coffee Makers in 2022 (Barista-Reviewed)

    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Drip Coffee Makers in 2022 (Barista-Reviewed)

    Coffee makers help us enjoy delicious coffees without leaving the comforts of our home. From Toshiba to Panasonic, there are a wide range of brands offering convenient and beautifully designed coffee makers. But there are several coffee maker brands that all offer different features and flavors, making it hard to choose one that’s a good fit for your lifestyle. This time, we have rounded up some of the bestselling Japanese coffee makers on e-commerce sites popular in Japan (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping), and put them to the test. These are the three points we focused on when choosing our best coffee makers.How delicious the coffee wasThe setup processEase of maintenanceWhich was the best Japanese coffee maker? Keep reading to find out more! We’ll also be explaining how to choose a Japanese coffee maker in our buying guide down below.
    Kitchen supplies
  • 9 Best Japanese Snack Box Subscriptions in 2022 (Bokksu, Japan Crate, and More)

    9 Best Japanese Snack Box Subscriptions in 2022 (Bokksu, Japan Crate, and More)

    Want to get a taste of Japan in the comfort of your own home? A Japanese snack box subscription is the perfect way to try out Japanese snacks and drinks! Whether you're craving brand-name snacks, authentic creations from local businesses, or treats themed around Japanese pop culture, there is a Japanese snack box subscription for you. However, it can be tricky to find a box that will suit your palate, especially if you're unfamiliar with Japanese snacks.So, we put together a list of the 9 best Japanese snack box subscriptions to help you find one that you will love. Our favorite is TokyoTreat because of its large assortment of unique snacks and drinks. Read on to see what other subscription boxes we highly recommend, and check out our buying guide for all the information you need to know to make the best choice!
    Food and drinks
  • 9 Best Japanese Whiskies in 2022 (Whisky Expert-Reviewed)

    9 Best Japanese Whiskies in 2022 (Whisky Expert-Reviewed)

    Japanese whisky has experienced a massive boom in the market that was unexpected by pioneer distillers in the country. Big brands like Suntory and Nikka each produce a generous variety of flavors and blends. Japanese whisky may derive its spelling and some basic ingredients from Scottish distilleries, but the character derived by Japan's distilling processes separates the countries spirits from Scottish bottles. If you're looking to step into the world of Japanese whisky, though, you may not know where to start. We've done the research for you and cooperated with our Japanese team as they consulted with sommeliers and experts. Read on for a list of our nine best Japanese whiskies, as well as a buying guide on how to select your own.  
    Food and drinks
  • 9 Best Japanese Hojicha in 2022 (Ito En, Kimikura, Senbird, and More)

    9 Best Japanese Hojicha in 2022 (Ito En, Kimikura, Senbird, and More)

    If you're exploring the world of Japanese tea, you don't want to miss out on hojicha! This tea is made from green tea leaves, stems, stalks, or twigs roasted over charcoal at high temperatures. Compared to other Japanese green teas, hojicha tastes mellow and slightly sweet with smoky notes. It also has a lower caffeine level and a beautiful copper color. If you're new to hojicha, it might be tough to choose a type that you will enjoy. So, to help you with your search, we compiled a list of the 9 best Japanese hojicha available online. Chaganju's hojicha is one of our favorites, as it's flavorful and sourced from Kyoto. We also included a buying guide with everything you need to know about this unique tea!
    Food and drinks
  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Plum Wine (Umeshu) in 2022 (Choya, Suntory, and More)

    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Plum Wine (Umeshu) in 2022 (Choya, Suntory, and More)

    Japanese plum wine, or umeshu, is a popular Japanese liqueur that is popular. Its sweet, smooth flavors make it easy to drink even for those who aren't fans of alcohol. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be pretty daunting to find the best Japanese plum wine for you. We researched and tested different types of Japanese plum wine and put together a list of what we thought were the 10 best available online.How did we test the umeshu? We drank them all! In order to figure out which was the best umeshu, we had our Japanese editorial staff conduct taste tests for the following:DeliciousnessWe then had them rate each product on a scale of 1 to 5.Our top pick was The Choya Aged 3 Years from arguably the most famous Japanese plum wine brand, Choya. However, there are plenty of other Japanese plum wines that you might also enjoy, so keep on reading. And remember, if you're not sure which Japanese plum wine is best for you, be sure to check out our buying guide.
    Food and drinks
  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Petty Knives in 2022 (Food Coordinator-Reviewed)

    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Petty Knives in 2022 (Food Coordinator-Reviewed)

    Petty knives, otherwise known as paring knives or utility knives, are great to have as supplementary knives to your main knife and are incredibly useful for situations where you don't need a big knife, like quickly cutting fruit or vegetables. However, with a variety of materials to choose from, as well as varying sizes, it can be difficult to decide which one to choose.Our editors went online and purchased 10 of the best-selling petty knives on popular e-commerce sites in Japan like Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping and tested them all.We tested the petty knives for the following four points:SharpnessEdge retentionConvenienceEase of maintenanceKeep on reading to find out which petty knives were our top picks!
    Kitchen supplies
  • 10 Best Japanese Curry Roux in 2022 (Glico, S&B, and More)

    10 Best Japanese Curry Roux in 2022 (Glico, S&B, and More)

    Curry was introduced to Japan in the late 1860s and it remains one of the most popular Japanese dishes. Japanese curry is very different from Indian or Thai varieties. It's sweeter, thicker, and is commonly served with rice or udon noodles. Plus, it isn't hard to make. With a curry roux and any meat and veggies you want to add in, you can easily whip up authentic Japanese curry!However, there are many different types of curry roux, so how do you know which one to choose? To find some delicious options, take a look at our list of favorites! Glico's Zeppin Curry is one of our top picks, as it's made with 40 different spices and is packed with flavor. There's also a buying guide with many useful tips to help you pick out a curry roux that works for you. 
    Food and drinks
  • 10 Best Japanese Video Games in 2022 (Gaming Entertainer-Reviewed)

    10 Best Japanese Video Games in 2022 (Gaming Entertainer-Reviewed)

    Looking for a new video game to play? Whether you're a casual player or an aspiring Esports champion, a Japanese video game is a great way to immerse yourself in vast new worlds and exciting gameplay on your PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and more. From brightly animated fighting games to visceral and gory horror, Japan is home to some of the greatest and most influential games of all time. To help you find one that you'll love, we've compiled a list of the 10 best Japanese video games available. Our favorite is Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because of its huge roster of playable characters, high-quality graphics, and action-packed story mode. Read on to see what other games we loved, and check out our buying guide reviewed by a gaming entertainer for tips on finding the right game for you.
    Games
  • 20 Best Tried and True Japanese Cup Ramen in 2022 (Ramen Blogger-Reviewed)

    20 Best Tried and True Japanese Cup Ramen in 2022 (Ramen Blogger-Reviewed)

    Instant cup ramen is super easy to make and is a convenient late-night snack. Nowadays, there is a wide variety of instant cup ramen anywhere from ones made in collaboration with or created by top-rated Japanese ramen shops, to regional ramen varieties such as Hachioji ramen. So, it's no surprise that many of us find ourselves being stuck at the ramen aisle, puzzled as to which one to choose.To figure out which one is the best cup ramen, we bought the best-selling cup noodles available on Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping to come up with the 10 best cup noodles.We evaluated each ramen based on the following four factors.TasteQuality of the soupQuality of the noodlesHow satisfying the ingredients wereKeep on reading to find out more!
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  • 9 Best Japanese Green Teas in 2022 (Tea Sommelier-Reviewed)

    9 Best Japanese Green Teas in 2022 (Tea Sommelier-Reviewed)

    Japan is widely known for producing some of the finest green tea in the world. There are many delicious varieties of green tea in Japan, including sencha, kukicha, matcha, and genmaicha. If you're an avid tea drinker and want to explore the world of Japanese green tea, we're here to help! We have 10 delicious Japanese green tea suggestions for you. One of our favorites is Chaganju's Sencha Green Tea Leaves. It has a light and refreshing flavor and comes from Uji, a town known for green tea. There are many great options on our list, so continue reading to find out more. We also have a buying guide, reviewed by a certified tea sommelier, with many tips to help you choose the right Japanese green tea.
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  • 6 Best Japanese Translator Apps in 2022 (Google, Microsoft, and More)

    6 Best Japanese Translator Apps in 2022 (Google, Microsoft, and More)

    Are you planning a trip to Japan or interested in teaching yourself Japanese? Maybe you need to translate the label on a package or want to understand what's happening in that manga you just picked up? Whatever you need it for, a Japanese translator app can help you to better understand the world around you! But there are many apps out there, making it difficult to find the best one for you.We put together a list of the 6 best Japanese translator apps to help you choose! Our favorite is Google Translate because it can translate photos, text, and audio and works offline. Check out the rest of our list for more Japanese translator apps, and take a look at our buying guide for information on how to find the app that will work best for you.
    Smartphone applications
  • 10 Best Collagen Protein Powders in 2022 (Personal Trainer-Reviewed)

    10 Best Collagen Protein Powders in 2022 (Personal Trainer-Reviewed)

    Collagen is essential for healthy skin, hair, nails, muscles, joints, and tendons. Unfortunately, collagen begins to degrade as we age. A collagen protein powder can help you stay healthy and get the daily protein you need. However, choosing a collagen protein powder that suits your needs is not easy, as there are many types of collagen with different benefits.To help you with your search, we compiled a list of the 10 best collagen protein powders available online. One of our top picks is Ancient Nutrition's Multi Collagen Protein. It contains five different types of collagen to aid with joint and skin problems. Read on for the rest of our favorites, and be sure to read the buying guide reviewed by a personal trainer for all the information you need to make a confident choice.
    Food and drinks
  • 10 Best Japanese Novels in 2022 (Haruki Murakami, Banana Yoshimoto, and More)

    10 Best Japanese Novels in 2022 (Haruki Murakami, Banana Yoshimoto, and More)

    Whether you're a bookworm or someone who is interested in learning more about Japan, Japanese novels have a lot to offer. From unique observations of the world around us to exceptional perspectives and commentary that transcend physical borders, Japanese novels are impactful, thought-provoking, and provide a glimpse into the country's rich culture and history. To help you choose, we've put together a list of the 10 best Japanese novels in English. While there are Japanese books of all genres, the novels we've chosen highlight genres that are unique to Japan. Our favorite is Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood because it is a coming-of-age story that contends with love and loss. Check out the rest of our list, and read our buying guide for tips on choosing a novel you'll love.
    Books, CDs, DVDs
  • 10 Best DSLR Tripods in 2022 (K&F Concept, Fotopro, and More)

    10 Best DSLR Tripods in 2022 (K&F Concept, Fotopro, and More)

    Taking pictures on a trip can become exhausting if you need to hold your camera the entire time. On the other hand, you may want a product that can hold the camera in place to avoid any shaking. This makes DSLR tripod cameras useful since they can hold cameras while keeping them stable, so we want to share our 10 favorite tripods with you.We made a special note of Vanguard's Alta Pro, due to its multi-angle central column, feet with retractable spikes, shock absorber, and other great design points. Let's take a look at the 10 best tripods along with the buying guide, so you can see which tripod will help you take professional and beautiful pictures.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
  • 10 Best Japanese Knife Sets in 2022 (Chef-Reviewed)

    10 Best Japanese Knife Sets in 2022 (Chef-Reviewed)

    If you're looking to upgrade your kitchen knives, try a Japanese knife set! Japanese knives are popular with professional chefs and can take your cooking game to the next level. They're designed differently from Western knives and usually have thinner, more delicate blades. These knives tend to be a lot sharper than Western knives and last longer, too!However, it can be difficult to pick a Japanese knife set since there are so many factors to consider. To help you out, we've carefully researched the best sets available. Our favorite is the 5 Block Knife Set from Yatoshi Knives since it's made with pakkawood handles and high carbon stainless steel, and it comes with a block and shears. Browse through the rest of the sets on our 10 best lists, and be sure to read our buying guide for all the information you need to know to find the best Japanese knife set. 
    Kitchen supplies
  • 10 Best Deodorants for Excessive Sweating in 2022 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)

    10 Best Deodorants for Excessive Sweating in 2022 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)

    Have you heard of hyperhidrosis? If you find yourself sweating when you're just sitting there, or even when it's cold, you know how embarrassing and uncomfortable excessive perspiration is. Not to worry, there are combination deodorants and antiperspirants, so you'll smell great and stay dry. You just need to find the right one!We've searched for some of the best and user-approved deodorants for excessive sweating and compiled a list. Arm & Hammer UltraMax Antiperspirant Deodorant is our favorite, because it blocks sweat, absorbs wetness, and fights odor. We found nine other great options and included a buying guide to help you pick out the best deodorant to stop stinky pits and wetness. 
    Cosmetics and skincare
  • 10 Best Snowboard Helmets in 2022 (Giro, Oakley, and More)

    10 Best Snowboard Helmets in 2022 (Giro, Oakley, and More)

    A snowboard helmet is a crucial piece of equipment for any snowboarder. Whether you’re a veteran looking to replace last season’s helmet, or a beginner ready to pick out your first, there are lots of snowboard helmets available to choose from.  That’s why we made a list of the top 10 best snowboard helmets. Our number one pick is the Wildhorn Outfitters Drift helmet because it is lightweight and highly adjustable. Read on to see what else made our list, and check out our buying guide for tips on choosing the right snowboard helmet for you!
    Sports and fitness
  • 10 Best Deodorants for Odor in 2022 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)

    10 Best Deodorants for Odor in 2022 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)

    Body odor distracting you or making you feel self-conscious? Although sweat in and of itself isn't smelly, the interaction between sweat and odor-causing bacteria is where the problem of body odor begins. To deal with the issue of unwanted odor, antiperspirants, deodorants, or a combination of both can help get you some olfactory peace. It can be hard to navigate all of the different products and what their labels and functions mean. That's why we have put together a list of the 10 best deodorants for dealing with odor. Our favorite was Native's deodorant because its gentle formula doesn't hold back on fighting stink. Keep reading to see what other deodorants made our list and why! To deepen your understanding of what exactly makes a good deodorant, check out our buying guide reviewed by a dermatologist for some in-depth information.
    Cosmetics and skincare
  • 10 Best Women's Snowboard Gloves in 2022 (Carhartt, Andorra, and More)

    10 Best Women's Snowboard Gloves in 2022 (Carhartt, Andorra, and More)

    Keeping your hands warm during the winter can be difficult, especially during snowboarding. Not only do you have to protect your hands from the snow and wind, but you may also want added benefits like flexibility, pockets, or touchscreen compatibility. The right pair of gloves will be durable enough to last all season while still being comfortable to wear. However, it can be challenging to find the right pair for your needs. So, we researched the best women's snowboard gloves available online. We made a special note of MCTi's Winter Gloves since they have wrist straps, durable materials, and flexible fingers. If you want to understand which women's snowboard gloves are the best choice for you, go through the buying guide for more information.
    Sports and fitness
  • 10 Best Women's Snowboard Pants in 2022 (Arctix, Columbia, and More)

    10 Best Women's Snowboard Pants in 2022 (Arctix, Columbia, and More)

    Snowboarding is a great way to exercise and have fun during winter, but there's nothing fun about snow getting under your clothes or water soaking you through. Whether you like to play at the resort or rough it in the backcountry, it's essential to have a great pair of snowboard pants this winter! To help you choose, we've put together a list of the 10 best women's snowboard pants. Our number one pick is the Women's Insulated Snow Pants from Arctix because of their stylish waterproof shell, warm insulation, and smooth inner lining. Check out the rest of the top 10 list to see what else made the cut, and be sure to read our buying guide for tips on picking out the best snowboard pants for you!
    Sports and fitness
  • 10 Best Men's Snowsuits in 2022 (Arctix, Guide Gear, and More)

    10 Best Men's Snowsuits in 2022 (Arctix, Guide Gear, and More)

    If you need to spend time in the snow, you need to wear something to protect yourself. Even if you just walk through the snow or plan to participate in winter games, you should make sure you have the right snowsuit to meet your needs. We decided to make a list of our ten favorite snowsuits for men, so you don't have to search the internet to find one.We made a special note of Refrigiwear's Iron-Tuff Coveralls since they're built for cold, with a minus 50 Fahrenheit rating, a fleece hood, and wind resistance. If you want to find a snowsuit for yourself, you should go through the buying guide along with our top 10 list to find the right option for you!
    Clothing
  • 10 Best Mini PCs for Gaming in 2022 (Apple, Acer, and More)

    10 Best Mini PCs for Gaming in 2022 (Apple, Acer, and More)

    You may love the idea of owning a PC to play games, but what if you don't have the desk space for a large tower and computer? On the other hand, you may want a portable PC to bring some games to your friends' houses. If you like this idea and want some powerful mini PCs, you can go through this list to learn about the 10 best products available.We adored Minisforum's Elite Mini because it has plenty of RAM, a solid processor, and a good amount of storage space. If you like the idea of buying your own mini PC, you can review the buying guide along with the top 10 list to find a mini PC and play some of your favorite games!
    Home electronics, PC, camera
  • 10 Best Women's Snowsuits in 2022 (Burton, Arctix, and More)

    10 Best Women's Snowsuits in 2022 (Burton, Arctix, and More)

    Are you looking forward to playing in the snow but worried you will end up wet and shivering? A new snowsuit may be just what you need this winter! From bibs to full-body snowsuits and everything in between, there are options to choose from! But how do you pick the best one for you? Whether you're looking for something cute or maximum functionality, we have all the information you need to make a confident choice.We've put together a list of the top 10 best women's snowsuits to help you stay warm this winter. Our favorite is the Avalon Bib Pant from Burton. We love its flattering and flexible fit, and its comfortable lining is designed to keep you nice and cozy. See what else we loved in the rest of our top 10 list, and check out our buying guide for tips on what to look for when buying a snowsuit!
    Clothing
  • 10 Best Microphones for Streaming in 2022 (Blue Microphones, Neewer, and More)

    10 Best Microphones for Streaming in 2022 (Blue Microphones, Neewer, and More)

    Audio is extremely important when it comes to streaming! Viewers want to hear your voice clearly and crisply. However, if you don't have the right microphone for your streams, the quality of your viewer experience may suffer. However, it can be difficult to find microphones that are suited for streaming, so we did the research to find the 10 best options available.While all the microphones on our list are great, we especially like Blue Microphone's Yeti Microphone since it offers four polar patterns, a good frequency range, and a USB connection. If you want help finding the best choice for your streams, go through our buying guide while keeping the top 10 list in mind.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
  • 10 Best Floral Perfumes in 2022 (Coach, Gucci, and More)

    10 Best Floral Perfumes in 2022 (Coach, Gucci, and More)

    A floral perfume is a great way to feel and smell like your best self! From warm and spicy florals to elegant, flowery fragrances, there are all kinds of scents to choose from. So, whether you're looking to add to your collection or find your new signature scent, there is a floral perfume out there that's right for you. Since there is an abundance of floral perfumes available, we've found the top 10 best options available online to help you find your new favorite fragrance! We fell in love with Flowerbomb by Viktor&Ralph because it artfully blends the smell of a freshly picked bouquet with hints of vanilla and musk. Read on for the rest of our top 10 list, and check out our buying guide for tips on picking the right flowery fragrance for you!
    Cosmetics and skincare