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Shelley Smith

Born and raised in Ballarat, Australia with a Japanese mother and Australian father, Shelley now lives in Japan with her grandfather to embrace and learn more about her second culture. Her interests include beauty, food, design and binge-watching Netflix series and movies. Currently, she is studying a Communication Design course online whilst enjoying the everyday perks of her new Japanese life.

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List of Canceled Events in Japan Due to the Coronavirus

The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak and Aomori Nebuta Festival have been canceled for 2020 while the Edo River Fireworks have been postponed.

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Mount Fuji Closed for 2020 Climbing Season

You’ll have to take the climb off your bucket list this year, but don’t worry, you can be better prepared for next year.

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Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2020 Moves Online with Pride from Home Hashtag and Live Streams

A look back at photos from previous years and how Japan's LGBT community is sharing their pride with #おうちでプライド.

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Inside Neko Neko Shokupan, Japan’s Kawaii Cat Bread Bakery

Japan's obsession with cats has made its way into everyday food products.

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8 Halloween Treats You Can Get at the Convenience Store in Japan

Save the tricks and give us all the spooky fall-flavored treats.

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Top Things to Do in Aichi Prefecture: A Guide to Traveling in Central Japan

From temples to ninjas to robots, join the journey to the heart of Japan with GaijinPot in this video.

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A Magical Moomin Theme Park Is Now Open Just Outside of Tokyo

It's a whimsical world of wholesome adventure at Moominvalley Park.

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