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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!

Articles

Live

Japan’s Noisy but Entertaining Local Elections Are Finally Over

Campaign vans have ended their 12-day reign of megaphone terror but that means no more naked politician posters.

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Culture

Documents Reveal Japan Has Considered a Female Monarch Since the 90s

Could we see an empress rule Japan in the next era?

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Culture

Starbucks Japan Launching New Frappuccinos with Ridiculous Hashtag Names

Tomorrow Starbucks will start selling its #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO__RED and #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO__WHITE proving that actual words no longer have value.

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Live

Here’s What Japanese Twitter Thinks of the New Era Name

From political musings to lewd jokes, "Reiwa" has got people talking.

By 4 min read

Culture

Two Rugby Fans Are Cycling from London to Tokyo for the 2019 World Cup

They're cycling 20,093 km to deliver the whistle for the first game in Tokyo on September 20.

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Explore

Muji is Opening Its First Japanese Hotel in Tokyo

Open from next Thursday, the new Muji hotel is now accepting reservations.

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Live

Cherry Blossom Season has Officially Started in Tokyo

They’re expected to be in full bloom this Friday. Let the hanami begin!

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Live

Real Rainbow Lines Up with Tokyo’s Famous Rainbow Bridge

And Twitter was filled with joy.

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Live

The Best Japanese Tweets About Carlos Ghosn’s Prison Bail Outfit

Ghosn leaves jail disguised as a workman, blesses Twitter with excellent joke material.

By 4 min read

Live

A Trans Woman’s Marriage in Japan is in Jeopardy Over Legal Limitations

"We've effectively broken the system."

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