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10 Starbucks Frappuccinos You Can't Buy in America
Starbucks

10 Starbucks Frappuccinos You Can't Buy in America

As the famous drink celebrates its 20th birthday, check out where in the world you can buy flavors such as cheesecake and red bean.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan
Taco Bell

Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

The taco chain plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023.
Kate Taylor
Soy Sauce Bottle Designer, Dead at 85, Was Inspired to Create in Destruction's Wake
Inventors

Soy Sauce Bottle Designer, Dead at 85, Was Inspired to Create in Destruction's Wake

Hiroshima native Kenji Ekuan processed the tragic bombings into a creative fuel that resulted in a long and illustrious industrial design career.
Geoff Weiss
Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales
McDonalds

Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales

McDonald's global sales dropped almost 2 percent in January, even though same-store sales rose in the U.S. for the first time in more than a year.
Kate Taylor
In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots
Far Out Tech

In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots

Guests will be welcomed to the property by three 'actroids' -- robots with an uncanny human likeness and an ability to engage in intelligent conversation.
Geoff Weiss
Wendy's Japan Crams Entire Turkey Dinner Between Two Buns
Wendys

Wendy's Japan Crams Entire Turkey Dinner Between Two Buns

Don't feel like preparing an entire turkey feast for Christmas? Head to Japan and pick up Wendy's Turkey Pretzel Mashed Potato Burger.
Kate Taylor
Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan
McDonalds

Why McDonald's Is Only Selling Small Servings of Fries in Japan

At McDonald's restaurants in Japan, medium and large fries have been taken off the menu.
Kate Taylor
Burger King Introduces Another Stomach-Turning Burger in Japan
Burger King

Burger King Introduces Another Stomach-Turning Burger in Japan

A burger topped with berries is the latest of Burger King Japan's bizarre fast food offerings.
Kate Taylor
The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland
Beverage Businesses

The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland

In fact, not a single Scotch whiskey even managed to crack the top five on a much-revered annual compilation.
Geoff Weiss
This Translation App Helps Professionals Traveling in China and Japan
Business Travel

This Translation App Helps Professionals Traveling in China and Japan

Waygo, a mobile app, takes a snapshot of written text and translates it into basic English.
Jonathan Blum
Why Japan Is Still Buying Music CDs
Music

Why Japan Is Still Buying Music CDs

Digital sales are on the decline in the country, while CD sales are still going strong.
Laura Entis
Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?
Burger King

Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?

Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's treated with bamboo charcoal to give its cheese and buns and unnaturally dark shade.
Kate Taylor
Hello Kitty Bombshell: Kitty Is Not a Cat
Toys; Games

Hello Kitty Bombshell: Kitty Is Not a Cat

Talk about a pivot. Sanrio received a boatload of publicity yesterday with the revelation that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat.
Kate Taylor
Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad

On trips abroad, the local customs, dress code and etiquette are often very different.
Richard Branson