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

Starbucks Japan releases their second round of Christmas-themed holiday drinks! 【Taste Test】

We’ve been looking forward to the Candied Pistachio and the Christmas Raspberry Mocha Frappucinos.

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New employee late to work in Japan shocks older coworkers by blaming the screw-up on “Mama”

Kids these days, amiright?

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Yaoi fans rejoice as Shinto shrine seems to open part-time positions for male shrine maidens

This could have been a fangirl’s dream come true.

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Will P.K. do it this time? One middle-aged man’s genuine attempt at a low-carb diet

Find out the first month’s results as our Japanese-language reporter P.K. Sanjun attempts yet another diet.

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40 Japanese reactions to the Shin Godzilla movie!

Get excited with us with these real-time thoughts about Shin Godzilla as viewers celebrate its debut on Japanese television. 

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