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Even if I were rich I might not want to spend $500 on a Japanese musk melon

Even if I were rich I might not want to spend $500 on a Japanese musk melon

If you look carefully you will see that this is not Diet-Coke with Lime but rather Coca-Cola with Green Tea Extract.  Clearly a healthy choice.

If you look carefully you will see that this is not Diet-Coke with Lime but rather Coca-Cola with Green Tea Extract.  Clearly a healthy choice.

Refreshing chocolate flavored sparkling soda from Suntory.  I actually tried this one and it’s not overly sweet - really chocolate aroma rather than taste.

Refreshing chocolate flavored sparkling soda from Suntory.  I actually tried this one and it’s not overly sweet - really chocolate aroma rather than taste.

A self-heating can of sake from Japan.  Pop the bottom to release a chemical reaction that will heat the drink inside.

A self-heating can of sake from Japan.  Pop the bottom to release a chemical reaction that will heat the drink inside.

Popular anime Durarara!! gets a US Blu-ray box set release later this month and it comes in a snazzy lunch box.  I just want the box!

Popular anime Durarara!! gets a US Blu-ray box set release later this month and it comes in a snazzy lunch box.  I just want the box!

Pepsi Japan releases seasonal flavors every year and the 2012 entry is Salty Watermelon.  Definitely invokes a beach feeling…

Pepsi Japan releases seasonal flavors every year and the 2012 entry is Salty Watermelon.  Definitely invokes a beach feeling

Espressoda - the carbonated coffee drink!  Suntory apparently invested a lot into bringing this drink to market but will it survive past the novelty phase? 

Espressoda - the carbonated coffee drink!  Suntory apparently invested a lot into bringing this drink to market but will it survive past the novelty phase? 

この缶がめちゃ欲しい! I don’t like Dr. Pepper but this Japanese can is awesome.  Photo credit

このがめちゃ欲しい! I don’t like Dr. Pepper but this Japanese can is awesome.  Photo credit

TIL Chairman Kaga is a versatile actor.  He also played Jean Valjean in the Japanese production of Les Miserables AND he was a Pokemon movie villain!

TIL Chairman Kaga is a versatile actor.  He also played Jean Valjean in the Japanese production of Les Miserables AND he was a Pokemon movie villain!