Ten Japanese soft drinks you won't find in the states...for good reason


First time visitors to Japan are often struck by how Western the country seems. All the very latest technological gadgets and a love of pop culture that borders on the crazy.

But scratch the surface, and you'll soon see that things are different in Japan -- vastly different. A different way of thinking, a different approach to art...and an often shocking twist on Western food.

If you've ever ordered an "American-style" breakfast in Japan (featuring slabs of white toast, wrong scrambled eggs and a refreshing, space-aged glass of Tang masquerading as fresh O.J.), you know what I mean.