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Kirei or Kawaii 0

Kirei vs. Kawaii: What’s the Difference in Meaning?

As I wrote in this article, Kirei (きれい/綺麗) is a synonym for Utsukushii (うつくしい/美しい), meaning beautiful. And Kawaii (かわいい/可愛い), which makes up an indispensable part of the Japanese subculture, can also mean beautiful. Kawaii...

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Zero Second Chicken Ramen: Noodle Snack from Nissin

A noodle snack named Zero Second Chicken Ramen (0秒チキンラーメン) intrigued me recently, following the Nure Jaga (ぬれじゃが) wet potato chips I introduced in the previous post.  Although the maker Nissin announced that it suspended...