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.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit: Is it as cool as it looks in the trailer?【Review】

The answer is a resounding yes!

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Muji’s Nuka Paste for Pickling is perfect for making your own Japanese pickles at home

This is a must-have for tsukemono fans!

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Sagamiko Pleasure Forest’s Christmas light event to have special Pokémon section this year

One of Japan’s top three illumination parks in the Kanto region is going to get even better this year!

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Convenience store Mini Stop’s new Gyoza Dog is must-try for all Gyoza fans! 【Taste test】

With all the flavors of a pot sticker in the perfect portion size, you can’t go wrong with the Gyoza Dog!

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Kyoto voted as the Best Big City in the world by international travelers, beating out Tokyo

Condé Nast Traveler readers think Kyoto is the best city for travel.

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This Gunpla builder designs amazingly life-like Gundam dioramas out of plastic model kits

This is the mark of a truly dedicated hobbyist!

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The number of doctorate students in Japan is now almost half of what it was 17 years ago

Japan’s booming science industries might need workplace reform if they want to continue hiring qualified workers. 

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Otodasu, a special booth so Japanese musicians can practice without angering their neighbors

Even the tuba or the bagpipes!

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Fabulous new designer wedding dresses will give you the high-fashion wedding of your dreams

Ever dreamed of looking expensive, elegant, and dramatic all at once on your wedding day?

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Five new Pokémon manhole covers arrive in Tottori Prefecture, now with one in every municipality

That puts the new total of Pokéfuta in Japan at 110!

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What do Japanese fans think of Lee Isaac Chung directing the Hollywood remake of Your Name?

The highly acclaimed director is taking on the reins of the highly anticipated adaptation–but will he satisfy Japanese fans?

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Hiking restrictions result in huge drop in climbing accidents, with zero on Mt. Fuji

Closing popular hiking trails has led to an unexpected extra benefit.

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We tried out Japan’s new “mask you can wear while you eat”, found a way to make it much better

Our reporter found a major problem with the mask…but don’t worry, he fixed it!

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An interview with one of Japan’s few female executives, the President of Dom Dom Burger

Shinobu Fujisaki talks of aiming to make Dom Dom everyone’s favorite burger joint.  

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We eat the best crayfish of our life at a Tokyo specialty restaurant【Taste test】

This Takadanobaba restaurant blew us away with its delicious Chinese-inspired dishes!

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Puma to release super limited-edition soccer cleats inspired by the Shibuya Scramble

Only fifty of these shoes will ever exist!

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Jazz up your anime figure collection shelf with these cool, rotating, light-up display cases

Show off your favorite character in style.

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The number of suicides among Japanese citizens jumped in August, worrying officials

Many are concerned that the stress of the pandemic could be causing more people to experience depression.

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Who eats the most cheese beef bowls? Not young, dorky men, survey says

 

Take that, stereotypes!

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Akihabara shrine celebrates anime festival Noryo Matsuri on an Animal Crossing Dream Island

Keep the spirit of summer festivals alive, digitally!

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