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.
Chop your top for a good cause and learn how and where to donate hair for medical wigs in Japan.
This traditional city in the wild mountains of Nagano is a must-visit for foreigners looking for the consummate Japanese experience.
Uncover the remnants of samurai, geisha and traditional crafts from the past.
The Mitsuboshi Kaidou is a well kept secret packed full of scenic spots and experiences surrounded by traditional Japanese culture.
The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak and Aomori Nebuta Festival have been canceled for 2020 while the Edo River Fireworks have been postponed.
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.
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.
Japan's obsession with cats has made its way into everyday food products.
Save the tricks and give us all the spooky fall-flavored treats.
From temples to ninjas to robots, join the journey to the heart of Japan with GaijinPot in this video.
It's a whimsical world of wholesome adventure at Moominvalley Park.