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Kelsey Lark

Kelsey is a translator and writer who just moved to Tokyo from the countryside. Originally from San Francisco, she loves traveling, cycling, and of course - Japan!

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Culture

What Do Japanese People Think About Japan’s Return to Commercial Whaling?

In an issue fraught with controversy, the reaction of locals seems just as ambiguous.

By 5 min read

Live

Japan Elects First Openly Gay Man To The National Diet

Japan’s government just got a little gayer, and we’re here for it.

By 2 min read

Culture

Survey Reveals Japanese People’s Creative Uses for Rental Cars

There's a trend of customers returning rental cars with zero mileage on the clock. So what exactly are they using them for?

By 2 min read

Culture

The ABCs of LGBT+ in Japan

A crash course in Japanese vocabulary to help you navigate all sexualities and genders under the LGBT rainbow 🌈.

By 2 min read

Culture

Petty Breakup Stories Go Viral On Japanese Twitter

From typing loudly to kanji usage, sometimes it’s the small things that get to us the most.

By 4 min read

Culture

Petition Against Forcible Hair Dyeing in Japanese Schools Receives Nationwide Support

Should students have to dye their natural hair to go to school? These 17,730 signatures say no.

By 2 min read

Live

Uniqlo’s Pokémon T-shirt Contest Winners Announced Then Disqualified

This is why you always read the fine print.

By 3 min read

Learn

Oyaji Gyagu: A Guide to Japanese Dad Jokes

They say that jokes turn into dad jokes when the punchline becomes ap-parent.

By 4 min read

Learn

5 YouTube Gaming Channels To Help You Study Japanese

Japanese Let’s Plays are a sweet cheat to level up your language skills.

By 4 min read

Live

Tokyo Pride Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary with Biggest Parade Yet

More visibility and support for the LGBTQ community in Japan was on display at this year's Tokyo Pride.

By 3 min read