12 Summer Souvenirs to Pick Up at Tokyo Station

01.August.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

The hardest thing when travelling is deciding what souvenirs to take back home for friends and family. We have compiled a list of recommended souvenirs that are perfect for 2018 summertime and can be picked up from Tokyo Station right now.

 

Souvenir Theme: Refreshing

1: Ryoukansui (Minamoto Kitchoan / GRANSTA) – ¥1,080 (Tax Included)
Kingyokukan, a type of sweet jelly, is piled on top of lemon and lime flavoured sweet bean jelly and topped with more sweet jelly cut into sweetfish and maple shapes. Available until the end of August 2018.

 

2: Cream Bread with Coffee Jelly (Hattendo / Ecute Keiyo Street) – ¥260 Each (Tax Included)

Hattendo have created a new texture by combining cream and coffee flavoured jelly. This is a very summery dessert. Available until August 31, 2018.

 

3: Fruit Dango (Rokube / Ecute Tokyo) – ¥345 Each (Tax Included)
A combination of chewy dango and three different fresh jelly flavours: strawberry, mango or blueberry. Their colourful and refreshing appearance make them a perfect summer treat. Available until August 31, 2018.

 

Souvenir Theme: Fruits

1: Set of 9 Cube Jellies (DOCLE FELICE / GRANSTA) – ¥1,944 (Tax Included)

These cube shaped jellies are made using only carefully selected fruits grown in Japan. There are six flavours: apple, pear, white peach, melon, grape, and orange. Limited stock – will discontinue once sales end.

 

2: Jelly Peche (Shinseido Parlour / Ecute Tokyo) – ¥540 Each (Tax Included)

This white peach jelly is mixed with refreshing pineapple and passion fruit. Available until the end of September 2018 and at the Ecute Tokyo branch of Shinseido Parlour only.

 

3: Baked Cup Cheese Mango (Fromage Terra / Ecute Tokyo Keiyo Street) – ¥324 Each (Tax Included)

Baked cup cheese is a very popular product in Japan, and these ones are topped with a mango paste. Ensured to cool you down in summer. Available until September 2, 2018 at the Ecute Keiyo Street branch of Fromage Terra only.

 

Souvenir Theme: Tokyo Station Limited Edition

1: Tokyo Suzu Senbei (Fujimidou / GRANSTA) – ¥1,530 (Tax Included)

This popular product is available only at Tokyo Station and is made using carefully selected ingredients. They are a bell-shaped senbei, or rice cracker, themed on the silver bell located in Tokyo Station, a popular meeting spot.

 

2: Tokyo Anpan Cake (Tokyo Anpan Mame Ichizu / Ecute Tokyo) – ¥480 Each (Tax Included)

This pancake is filled with reduced sugar red bean paste from Tokachi in Hokkaido, large grain red beans, and butter. If you love Japanese red bean paste then this hearty serving is sure to satisfy your taste buds!

 

3: Marcoloni Biscuit (Pierre Marcoloni / GRANSTA) – ¥3,564 (Tax Included)

A biscuit that marries together rich couverture chocolate and fragrant ginger.

 

Souvenir Theme: Station Building Packaging

1: Shinkansen CAVA (Wine Shop ENOTECA / GRANSTA Marunouchi) – ¥2,700 (Tax Included))

This sparkling wine comes in a pop art design of the shinkansen at Tokyo Station. We recommend this wine for people who don’t like sweet alcohol and alcohol lovers in general.

 

2: Baumkuchen Almond [Contains 7] (Meisterstücke Juchheim / Ecute Tokyo) – ¥1,080 (Tax Included)

These baumkuchen are almond flavoured and come in a packaging design featuring the Tokyo Station building. Available from August 13.

 

3: TOKYO☆Summer Station Building (Siretoco Donuts / Ecute Keiyo Street) – ¥420 Each (Tax Included)

These summer version doughnuts from Siretoco feature the bricks on the Tokyo Station building. Available until September 3.

 

If you’re lost on what souvenirs to buy at Tokyo Station, then be sure to use this list as reference!

 

■Information

GRANSTA (Inside Ticket Gates)

Address: JR Tokyo Station, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm (Until 9:00pm on Sundays)

Website: http://www.tokyoinfo.com/shop/mall/gransta/

 

GRANSTA Marunouchi (Outside Ticket Gates)

Address: JR Tokyo Station, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm (Until 9:00pm on Sundays)

Website: http://www.tokyoinfo.com/shop/mall/gransta/

 

Ecute Tokyo

Address: JR Tokyo Station, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm

Website: https://www.ecute.jp/tokyo

 

Ecute Tokyo Keiyo Street

Address: JR Tokyo Station, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm

Website: https://www.ecute.jp/keiyostreet

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    You can also purchase personalized handkerchiefs with initials, messages and even embroidery. Many foreign visitors and other tourists who are staying in Tokyo for a while choose to order their designs and then collect them before returning home.

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    H TOKYO Marunouchi store

    Address:3rd floor KITTE, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

    Access: Approx. 1 min walk from JR/Marunouchi line (Tokyo Station), approx. 2 min walk from Chiyoda line (Nijubashimae Station)

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    A museum too?!

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    This has been the storage area of academic specimens. A viewing of these specimens fills us with wonder about our present world. The exhibition provokes us to wonder where these discoveries can lead us and what impression they make. Visitors can enjoy the vast collection of historical items and their hidden messages.

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    JP Tower Gakujutsu Bunka Sogo Museum「Intermediatheque」

    Address:2nd – 3rd floor KITTE, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda

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    • Last entries accepted 30 mins before closing time.

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    Telephone number:03-5777-8600

    www.intermediatheque.jp

     

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    「十勝小豆と有塩バターの全粒まるぱん」

    Tokachi azuki beans and salted butter wholegrain Marupan

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    Nihon no Pan

    To commemorate the grand opening, a collaboration with select bakeries is taking place called “Nihon No Pan”. The collaboration is focusing on the unique breads that have developed in Japan and have firm roots in Japanese culture – kashipan (sweet buns) and souzaipan (stuffed buns). The shop will be focusing on three subtypes of Japanese bread – anpan (buns filled with anko beans), creampan (cream buns), melonpan (sweet melon-shaped bread), and currypan (curry-flavoured bread).

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    Bakeries serving up Nihon no Pan and their specialties

    • GARDEN HOUSE CRAFTS: Tokachi azuki beans and salted butter wholegrain Marupan/ creampan*/ Ise matcha and white chocolate melonpan*
    • Significant Signifie: Anpan*/ creampan*/ melonpan*/ currypan*
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    • Baba FLAT: Roasted soybean mochi anpan/ melonpan/ A5 wagyu currypan/ creampan
    • Réfectoire: Anpan*/ creampan*
    • Bakery SASA: Anpan/ creampan/ melonpan/ currypan

     

    * Marunouchi GARDEN HOUSE CAFÉ opening commemoration goods

     

     

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    Toast from the breakfast menu 

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    Sandwiches

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    Deli plate

     

    From 11:30, the grand menu takes to the scene and is made upon order, so you can enjoy freshly made sandwiches. The main eye-catcher here is 5-variety deli assortment plate which includes the tempeh (Indonesian-style soy beans), and is full of protein and vegetables.

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    You can also order salads and from the deli counter to take away!

    Of course, you can order from the bread menu to take out at any point in the day – this runs alongside the deli and salad takeout menus, and the café time drinks and sweets menus.

     

    With a direct link from the station, GARDEN HOUSE CAFÉ is an ideal daily stop for food If you are making a day trip, how about stopping by for a quick pick-me-up?

     

     

    ■Information

    GARDEN HOUSE CAFÉ

    Address:1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo – outside the ticket barriers of JR Tokyo station
    Floor B1 GRANSTA MARUNOUCHI

    TEL 03-6551-2677 (representative)
    Opening hours: 7:00 – 22:00/ nonstop

     

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    10. Levain(Tomigaya)
    11. REFECTOIRE(Meiji-jingumae)
    12. Significant Signifie(Setagaya)
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  • MOSHI MOSHI BOX staff recommends 6 Tokyo souvenirs!

    19.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Tokyo Station is a station used by many tourists. When you visit Tokyo, of course, you will want to buy some souvenirs. But you may wonder, what souvenirs are “good” Tokyo souvenirs?

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    “Ohana no Babaroa Ball Cake”recommended by our Spanish staff, Luki.

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    I am sure that this gift is suitable to be given to women who loves flowers.

    The product uses eatable flowers and has a gorgeous looking/splendid taste.

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    Hana no Babaroa havaro

    Address: Tokyo Station Ichibangai (first shopping area) 1F TOKYO ME+, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 2:30, Saturday, Sunday, holidays 9:00 to 20:00

    Fixed holidays: None

    Access: Near the ticket-collecting area of North Yaesu Exit/Entrance, Tokyo

    TEL:03-3218-0051

    URL:http://www.hana-no-babaroa.com/

     

     

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    “Torotoro Yaki Cup Cheese” recommended by our Hong Konger staff, Minimal.

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    A very popular product where some days about 4,000 pieces are sold in a day! The combination of the melty cream cheese and crunchy cookie tart is awesome.

    You can enjoy the product by heating it or cooling it.

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    Fromage Terra

    Address: Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit/Entrance’s ticket collecting area, Keiyo Street 1F, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 8:00 to 21:00

    Access: Inside Keiyo Street, JR Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit/Entrance
    TEL:03-6256-0845
    URL:http://terraconfect.tokyo/fromageterra/

     

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    “Siretoco Doughnut”recommdend by our Chinese-speaking staff, Banako

    Many cute animals are place on top of a doughnut and of course, the doughnuts taste good.

    Each animal is very cute and there are Tokyo Station-limited variations!

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    Siretoco Factory Tokyo Station Keiyo Street Store

    Address: 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

    Business hours: 8:00 to 22:00

    Access: Right side of Keiyo Street near JR Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit/Entrance
    TEL:03-3218-8022
    URL:http://siretoco23.com/

     

     

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    “Tokyo Banana – Banana Yogurt Flavor” recommended by the Miss ID Semi-Finalist, Midori.

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    Did you know that a new version of Tokyo Banana (a very famous sweets item of Tokyo), a collaborative item with the panda cub in Ueno Zoo called Xiang Xiang, was released!?

    The flavor of the product is banana & yogurt. Eating this item will feel a bit “mottainai”to eat. That is, it looks too cute to be eaten because the illustration of the panda cub is so cute!

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    Tokyo Banana – Panda Banana Yogurt Flavor “Miitsuketa”

    Price: 515 yen – 4 pieces / 1,080 yen – 8 pieces / 1,595 yen – 12 pieces (all prices include tax)

    Access: Tokyo Banana Aka Renga Building (inside the ticket collecting area)

    URL:http://www.tokyobanana.jp/products/banana_panda.html

     

     

     

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    “Gomatamago” recommended by our English-speaking staff, Ellie.

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    This sweets item is a standard souvenir of Tokyo. The black sesame paste, and black sesame jam are wrapped inside a castella sponge cake and the whole cake is coated with a white chocolate.

    The splendid harmony of the 4 layers is addictive. The shape of the product which looks like an egg is very cute♡ The name, Gomatamago means, “goma” = “sesame” and “tamago”=”egg.”

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    Address: Daimaru Tokyo Store 1F, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

    Business hours: <Monday to Friday> 10:00 to 21:00, <Saturday, Sunday and holidays> 10:00 to 20:00

    ※The business hours are as same as the Daimaru Tokyo Store

    Fixed holidays: as same as Daimaru Tokyo Store

    Access: JR Tokyo Station, near the north exit/entrance ticket collecting area
    TEL:03-3212-8011
    URL:http://www.tokyotamago.com/

     

     

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    “Tokyo Hiyoko” recommended by the director of MOSHI MOSHI BOX, Shiota.

    A standard Tokyo souvenir dessert comprised of a sweet bean jam wrapped in a soft dough.

    Don’t miss the various of flavors which are sold for a limited time offers!

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    Tokyo Hiyoko Tokyo Meika Hiyoko

    Available places: Souvenir stores in Tokyo including Daimaru Tokyo Store

    Price: 605 yen – 5 pieces / 1,080 yen – 9 pieces / 2,160 yen – 18 pieces (all prices include tax)

    URL:http://www.tokyo-hiyoko.co.jp/

     

     

    How did you like our MOSHI MOSHI BOX staff recommended Tokyo souvenirs? Please refer to this article when you are not sure which Tokyo souvenir to buy. Let’s have fun in Tokyo!

     

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    Spider Web Mousse

    GO FOR KOGEI 2022 Collaboration 5×5 Cake Set

     

    A special cake set featuring everything from Frankenstein to spider webs will get you in the Halloween mood. The lineup includes Witch’s Mont Blanc Pudding topped with purple sweet potato cream, and the adorable Jack-o’-Lantern cream puff filled with–you guessed it–pumpkin cream. Come enjoy some other playful treats like the Mummy Macaron filled with apricot and the Denture Parfait with berries and marshmallows. On weekdays from October 3 until October 21, the cakes will be served on a special Kutani ware in collaboration with GO FOR KOGEI 2022. This 5×5 set will be limited to five servings per day. Kutani ware is a style of traditional Japanese porcelain found in Ishikawa Prefecture.

     

    Halloween Cocktail

    This year’s Halloween cocktail is the rock-themed Back in Black. With a tequila base, you’re sure to have some extra fun after downing this classy beverage. 

    Come enjoy some spooky and cute Halloween sweets while you can!

  • Tokyo Station Hotel to Offer Accommodation Plan in Conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of Railway in Japan Exhibition

    04.August.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Starting on October 8, Tokyo Station Gallery will begin the 150th Anniversary of Railway in Japan Exhibition. To celebrate the opening of the event, Tokyo Station Hotel will begin offering a special lodging plan which includes a special ticket for entry starting September 15. 

     

    2022 marks the 15th anniversary of Japan’s first railroad. The exhibition will look back at the history of railroads from their inception in 1872 to the present day, and will also feature modern and contemporary Japanese art.

     

    Over 150 works will be on display, from oil paintings to photographs. The exhibition will also include Kawanabe Kyosai’s Jigoku Gokuraku Meguri-zu and Utagawa Hiroshige’s masterwork Steam Train Running Along the Shore at Yokohama. The train headmark was designed by Katsuhiko Hibino in 2021.

     

    The accommodation plan will include a special tour held on the morning of check-out day before the gallery opens to the public. Visitors can enjoy the exhibition in depth while listening to explanations by the curators who planned the exhibition. After the tour, visitors can enjoy the exhibition again. The special ticket features Utagawa Hiroshige’s painting Steam Train Running Along the Shore at Yokohama and is perfect as a souvenir.

    Enjoy a rare moment surrounded by the historic architecture of Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi Station Building and immerse yourself in the history of the railroad.

  • Chiikawa Store to Open for Limited Time on Tokyo Character Street

    03.August.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    From August 19 until September 1, a special Chiikawa shop will open on Tokyo Character Street, located inside Tokyo Station!

     

    Chiikawa is a popular character first revealed by Japanese illustrator Nagano on Twitter. The artist’s creations have become massively popular, with Nagano’s follower count on social media reaching over 1.2 million fans. From collaboration cafes and exhibitions to a recent anime series, the sky’s the limit for these adorable characters!

     

    Commemorative Stamp

    Purchase Bonus: Holographic Card (6 varieties, random) *Not for Sale

     

    Bonus for Guests Spending ¥3,300 (Including Tax): Heart Fan *Not for Sale

     

    Bonus for Guests Spending ¥8,800 (Including Tax): Bath Towel (2 varieties) *Not for Sale
    *Available while supplies last.

     

     

    Exclusive Merchandise

    At this limited-time Magical Chikawa shop, fans can find exclusive products featuring new illustrations, as well as special purchase bonuses and commemorative stamps for guests!

     

    ©nagano / chiikawa committee

  • Sanrio Characters Autumn Sweets Buffet to be Held at Hilton Nagoya

    15.July.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    From August 18 until November 3, visitors to the Hilton in Nagoya will be able to enjoy a special autumn buffet featuring the popular Sanrio characters Kuromi, Cinnamoroll, and Hello Kitty. 

     

    These three characters are some of Sanrio’s most loved. Kuromi is the self-proclaimed rival of My Melody, while the fluffy Cinnamoroll won first place in this year’s Sanrio Character Awards. Hello Kitty has been beloved by audiences worldwide for decades, and her iconic ribbon really shines in this buffet collaboration. Themed around an autumn harvest festival in a dark forest, the event includes 27 varieties of sweets and seven savory items. From sweet potatoes and pumpkins to chestnuts and apples, guests will be able to taste the fall season!

    Kuromi’s Dark Forest Cake

    Autumn Cinnamoroll Cake

    Hello Kitty’s Ribbon Cake

    Crazy Mushrooms / Praline and Gianduja Truffles / Tonka Bean & Chocolate Caneles

     

    Kuromi’s Dark Forest Cake is a traditional German black forest cake featuring decorations inspired by the character’s black hood and a pink skull. The Autumn Cinnamoroll Cake is made with rice flour and is inspired by the adorable puppy’s fluffy appearance. Hello Kitty’s Ribbon Cake is topped with apple compote simmered with strawberries and red wine. 

     

    At the popular Live Station, guests can also enjoy an artistic performance by the chef himself. Visitors can also find and harvest their own Crazy Mushrooms and Truffles. 

    Kuromi’s Autumn Soup

    Pumpkin Mont Blanc

    Hello Kitty’s Apple

     

    Pastry Chef Mamoru Watanabe’s specialty autumn sweets and Sanrio Characters-inspired goodies will invite you into a cute and dark forest world. Kuromi’s Autumn Soup is made with Japanese chestnuts and chicken consomme poured over panna cotta made with purple sweet potatoes. The Pumpkin Mont Blanc includes four layers of milk chocolate cream, chocolate crumble, pistachio cream, and pumpkin Mont Blanc cream.

    Praline Paris-Brest

    Hojicha Basque Cheesecake

    Green Tea Tiramisu

     

    Come enjoy the taste of autumn with your favorite Sanrio characters!

     

    © ’22 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPR. NO. L632215

  • Fruit-Filled Afternoon Tea Inspired by Japanese Folktale Momotaro Announced

    01.July.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    Kawagoe Prince Hotel, located in an Edo-period castle town in northwest Tokyo, will begin offering a special afternoon tea set starting July 1, 2022. Inspired by the Japanese folktale Momotaro, the summer fruit-filled tower of treats will be available until August 31, 2022.

     

     

     

    Top Plate

     

    Middle Plate

     

    Bottom Plate

     

    Savory

     

     

    The top plate of the three-tiered set features tasty peach and cheese mousse, peach meringue, macadamia nut chocolate, and Kibi Dango put together to resemble the hero of the story, Momotaro. On the middle tier, visitors will find sweets inspired by the many animals found in the story, from the monkey and dog to the pheasants. Guests can enjoy many summer fruits including mango and kiwi. 

     

    Those who come to the store in a yukata (summer kimono) and follow the official Kawagoe Prince Hotel Instagram will receive a special fruit platter.

     

    Come enjoy the world of Momotaro as you wander around this historical Japanese town!

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Collaborates with Famous Poeme Sweets in Ehime Prefecture

    31.May.2022 | MUSIC / SPOT

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu made waves with music lovers around the world last month when she performed at Coachella, one of the largest and most famous music festivals on Earth. On May 28, Kyary will perform in Ehime, and the artist has released details about another collaboration as part of the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project, launched to energize Japan through the appeal of regional towns and cities.

    In Ehime Prefecture, Kyary is teaming up with Poeme, a famous sweets shop in Setouchi close to the Seto Inland Sea. The shop itself opened in 1950 with a different name and quickly became popular for its Butter Manju. The buns, baked in a buttery biscuit dough with red bean paste, were an extravagant confectionary at the time. In the late 1950s, a friend of the founder Okada Kazutarou tasted the Butter Manju and said “This is a poem,” hence the current name of the location. After 76 years, the name of the shop still reflects Poeme’s mission that has been present since the company’s founding just after WWII. 

     

    The collaboration logo for the project was inspired by Kyary’s 2018 album Japamyu, which was released after four successful overseas tours. The album cemented the artist as one of Japan’s top talents, and the logo combines Poeme with Japamyu to make Poemyu.

    A collaborative T-shirt is also on sale featuring the new logo and the singer’s 10th-anniversary logo. The shirt is only available until June 8 on the official LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project website.

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