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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

7-Eleven Removing Storefront Ashtrays Across Tokyo

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Live

Japan’s Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Has Never Used Computer

Said: “I think you plug USBs into a hole or something, but I don’t know the details.”

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Culture

Junior High Teacher Uses Imperialist Flag on School Test

The school has since apologised for the mistake.

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Culture

Can you guess Kit Kat’s new limited-edition flavor?

On sale next week, the new flavor was decided by popular vote to celebrate 45 years in Japan.

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Live

Japanese Twitter is Shook by Quality of New Pikachu Donuts

And it’s not in a good way.

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Explore

Tokyo Cafe Will be Run by Disabled Patients Using Robot Avatars

DAWN (Diverse Avatar Working Network) Cafe aims to show how people with severe disabilities can and should be able to work.

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Live

Japan’s Hilarious ‘Crappiest Apartment of the Year’ Awards Are Back

Is your toilet in your kitchen-bedroom? Kuso Bukken 2018 is accepting entries soon.

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Live

Japanese Cosmetics Company Discovers Stress Smells Like Onions

Oh so that's what that is.

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