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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Razor company Schick Japan to to promote body positivity by discarding the phrase “unwanted hair”

Schick doesn’t want you thinking about body hair as a bad thing!

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In the search for the perfect crunchy cream puff, we try Beard Papa’s new cookie-topped choux

Topped with langue de chat cookie dough and then baked, this cream puff has promise, but is it enough?

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We eat 13 of the most highly recommended sushi items at Sushiro and pick the best of the best

This is some of the finest sushi currently available at Sushiro…but some are limited-time-only!

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We try the new Zero-Second Chicken Ramen: Is it worth the hype?【Taste Test】

The popular instant ramen brand, instantly edible?

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Gudetama and friends celebrate Easter in limited-edition donuts from healthy shop Floresta

Everyone’s favorite depressed egg is ready to spruce up your Easter breakfast!

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Japanese lingerie brand now selling underwear embroidered with a famous renaissance painting

Now you can wear your love of classical art on your chest with The Birth of Venus panties and bra!

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We try Mister Donut’s new collab with Kyoto matcha sweets specialist Gion Tsujiri 【Taste Test】

Are the new matcha and hojicha donuts as good as they sound?

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Learn about Noh with these cool accessories from Felissimo Museum Division

These items are not only stylish, but also educational!

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Pompompurin and his cute little butt take over Shinjuku’s famous 3-D billboard

The Sanrio character is the latest star of Cross Shinjuku Vision!

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Mister Donut teams up with Gion Tsujiri again, this time with Uji Matcha and Uji Hojicha flavors

The famous Kyoto confectionary shop and popular donut chain bring us houjicha-flavored collabs for the first time ever

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Hot sandwich maker becomes hot dessert maker with super-easy choco banana pie recipe【SoraKitchen】

Here’s another easy, tasty snack to add to our camp food repertoire!

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Japanese company offers service that converts your child’s school bag into useful accessories

Six years of memories shouldn’t just be tossed away!

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Hello Kitty and AKB48 collaborate for the ultimate fan merchandise from Thank You Mart

Hello Kitty dons yet another hat by becoming a member of one of Japan’s most popular idol groups.

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We visit a place where you can rent a private sauna room, achieve the height of relaxation

A private, customizable space that’s all yours for up to 100 minutes!

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Our 30-something reporter coordinates a cheap outfit from a popular teen fashion shop

Can our adult reporter relive her teenage years through fashion?

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How Kyoto’s shrine of severing ties helped our reporter escape from a “black company”

Yasui Konpiragu worked its magic, but for once, not in the terrifying way it usually does.

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Maybelline New York releasing special Japan-only Pokémon Pikachu Collection

Classic and beloved Maybelline products with Pikachu package designs? Yes, please!

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Can we win a PS5 from this premium 2,000-yen gacha machine in Japan?

We try our hand at winning elusive grand prizes from a capsule machine again!

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Former Uniqlo employee starts clothing alterations service for people with disabilities

No more settling for whatever clothes you can put on…now you can wear whatever clothes you like!

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Sadako now has her own YouTube channel, hopes to upload videos about her daily life

There’s more to the Ring star than just climbing out of TVs and wells and scaring the bejeezus out of people!

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