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.



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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