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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

Here’s What Japanese People Really Think About Marie Kondo

KonMari has gained a cult following abroad but locals ain’t buying.

By 6 min read

Live

Queen Guitarist and Other Celebrities Sign Petition Against US Base in Okinawa

Brian May and Rola have joined the thousands protesting against military base expansion.

By 3 min read

Culture

People in Osaka Really Hate Train Station Redesigns

So much so they've issued a petition against Osaka Metro.

By 2 min read

Culture

Your Favorite Terrace House Couple is Back on TV

Catch up with Shubasa in their new 4-part series commercial for the PS4.

By 2 min read

Culture

Idol Managers Poll Twitter to Ask if Secretly Married Member Should be Fired

Fans were polled to decide boy band member’s fate after he broke the "no relationships" policy.

By 4 min read

Explore

IT Company DeNA Launches ‘Zero Yen Taxi’ in Tokyo

Catch a free taxi to anywhere in the city before the end of the year.

By 2 min read

Culture

Putin 2019 Calendar is Japanese Store’s Best Selling

Amid a collection of calendars featuring hot Japanese celebrities, the #1 spot belongs to the Russian president.

By 3 min read

Culture

7-Eleven Removing Storefront Ashtrays Across Tokyo

The convenience store giant is testing anti-secondhand smoking measures in Tokyo.

By 2 min read

Culture

Popular Children’s Anime Transcends Gender Norms with New “Magical Girl” Character

Precure (Pretty Cure) reveals the newest member of their magical girl lineup — a boy.

By 4 min read

Culture

Quirky Weddings Show New Trend of Acceptance in Japan

This month saw a solo wedding, a marriage to a vocaloid and an NSFW declaration of newlywed love.

By 4 min read

Explore

Twitter in Awe of Photos of Hokkaido’s Otherworldly Blue Pond

A scene so beautiful, Tokyoites are asking if this is really in Japan.

By 3 min read