The thing I love about Japan is all the imports that you can find...for example, recently I've been seeing food items from South Africa. Like this grapefruit. It was huge! I squeezed the whole thing for juice the other morning, but only came out with half a cup. It was tart but not squinch up your face tart.
And then there was this nougat made by Walters. The market I found this at had a mac nut version, a cranberry almond version and this one with just almonds. I loved it. It was soft, but not so sticky that it stuck to your teeth.
And there was this cool edible wafer-like paper that give you someplace to hold while eating it and also helped you to get it out of the wrapper.
Though everything isn't local, it still is a nice way to taste different parts of the world.