Dale Roll

Dale is a world traveler, but her heart will always be in Japan, and not just because she had to sell it to get enough money to FINALLY get that giant Lapras plushie from a UFO catcher. She spent her youth devouring East Asian pop music and dramas, and her student days with her nose in books about the Heian period and the history of Chinese medicine in Japan, so when she moved to Japan it was like a dream come true. She loved her life there and everything that Japan had to offer, but after grudgingly admitting that she loves her husband, whom she met there, even more, she moved with him to Spain. When she isn’t writing or struggling to speak Spanish that isn't mixed with Japanese, she likes to spend her free time eating tasty food, playing Pokémon, rewatching Sailor Moon, and annoying her husband with impromptu karaoke solos.

All Stories by Dale Roll

We try cold soba with a creamy and delicious soy milk broth. It’s better than it sounds!

An unlikely pairing makes for delightful flavoring, and it’s vegetarian-friendly too!

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A Japanese idol got married so his management asked Twitter to decide if he should be fired

It’s a rough life for Japanese idols, a fact which was recently made crystal clear for Amatou Danshi member Kazuma Muroi.

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Japan’s ultimate wagyu beef bento is back, now with a Guinness World Record under its belt

This ultimate box of Japan’s highest quality wagyu beef is celebrating by opening up orders once again.

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Eevee and Eeveelution necklaces now on sale, promise to wipe out your wallet

They’re so pretty, you’ll want to buy ’em all!

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Japanese fast food chain Nakau now has a fancy new chicken and rice bowl, with TRUFFLES

Can a fast food restaurant use an expensive culinary delicacy properly? How does it compare in flavor to a regular oyakodon?

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City of Kyoto advertises the charms of living in Japan’s ancient capital using a cute tabby cat

Who better to advertise for you than the Internet’s most beloved furry animal?

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Snuggly ferret makes adorably comfy beds from random household objects, especially loves socks

I mean, if you were small enough to fit in a warm fuzzy sock, you’d probably do it too, wouldn’t you?

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There’s now an online portal for Dragon Ball’s Saiyans, for all their Saiyan needs

Want to know the latest Saiyan news? Or find out your Dragon Ball Fortune? Head to Yahoo! Planet Vegeta now!

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Tokyo Disney Resort to build new Toy Story Hotel, new themed areas of Disneyland and Disney Sea

No new park is coming, but there are still some exciting developments in store for Tokyo Disney!

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Nostalgic video combines Japanese Pokémon Rap with clips of Let’s Go! Pikachu buddy Pokémon

Learn all the Japanese names of the Kanto Pokémon while watching them all run around in the new game!

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Beautiful shamisen featuring original illustration by Final Fantasy designer now on sale

With its original design of a red-clad female ninja, this shamisen is set to become the collector’s item of the year.

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Fashion brand ZOZOTOWN teams up with Pokémon to make hoodies, T-shirts featuring first games’ art

Fans of Pokémon’s original Red and Blue (or Green) games, this is for you!

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Mr. Sato gorges on Michelin-quality dim sum for his birthday, eats like a king for cheap

Warning: This article will make you hungry.

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Check out this awesome Dragon Ball alarm clock of olden days, preserved in all its ’90s glory

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to Goku’s voice every day?

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Japanese girl says she won’t get married because she loves Frieza too much, mom has epic response

This mom knows what’s up.

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Kyoto temple goes modern with Techno Memorial combining music and lights with Buddhist Festival

And you probably thought Buddhism was a boring religion, didn’t you?

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Wanting a frog, man gets too many praying animals from capsule machine, creates cute, creepy cult

Guess he got a little more than he bargained for…

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Cute Japanese model dons fluffy Eevee costume, catches fans’ hearts without a single Poké Ball

What do you get when you combine a beloved celebrity with a beloved Pokémon? Adoring fans of both!

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Drink your tea in style with the new Zaku mobile suit-shaped heavy iron teapot

Not a fan of floral teapots? Well then, this is for you.

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Yes, believe your eyes: That is indeed a five-story building floating down a Chinese river

And yet in some ways it’s not at all what it seems.

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