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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Cheap monthly subscription to Tokyo yakiniku restaurant lets us eat intestines every day for free

And it’s an all-you-can-eat plan, too!

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Final episode of Cup Noodle commercial Hungry Days featuring One Piece finally shows Luffy’s face

The iconic rubber-limbed main character’s high school version is…surprisingly normal-looking.

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Over 50 percent of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet, survey says

Young women in Japan are experiencing serious financial trouble. 

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Japan’s smallest sumo wrestler has clever message of inspiration if you look carefully

Sometimes a little change in perception is all you need. 

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Now you can buy a piece of a gut-busting android’s abs from Kamen Rider thanks to Premium Bandai

We have no idea why anyone would want one, but why the heck not?

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Japanese Twitter users surprised by overseas story of neighbors not complaining about loud noises

Because it’s hardly ever acceptable to play a musical instrument in an apartment complex in Japan

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Data shows Fukui Prefecture may be the best place to live in Japan, but survey results differ

A non-profit study sought to determine the best Japanese prefecture to live in, but found interesting discrepancies.

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Chocolate Ramen is back at chain restaurant Korakuen, with a new friend: White Chocolate Ramen!

You’ll want to give these limited-time-only delicacies a try before they’re gone!

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A company that sends flowers when your cat passes away? Japanese Twitter touched by sweet story

The world needs more good guy companies like this one

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We interview Japanese comedy duo Yumbo Dump, learn how to make noises with our bellies

Of course, Mr. Sato was also intrigued by their stories about performing overseas, but the weird noises were priority.

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Japanese Twitter all abuzz over this weird Frozen watch that transforms into a robot

I mean, we love Transformers as much as the next guy… but why does this exist?!

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Is the U.S. ambassador to Korea’s mustache really that big of a deal to South Koreans?

How offensive is Harry Harris’ mustache, truly?

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Japanese baseball player’s sweet story of how he wooed his fiancé moves Twitter, inspires puns

You could say he didn’t strike out in this aspect of life!

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According to this encyclopedia of Japanese otaku fashion, which one are you?

Are you the one in a shirt from junior school, the who wears an all-black outfit, or someone else?

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Survey says more than 70 percent of Japanese people think gender inequality exists in Japan

But it’s not just women who feel that way; a majority of men think so, too.

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Try this netizen’s “secret menu” item beef bowl at Yoshinoya, if only to see what the heck it’s about

This “secret menu” is really more of an alternate style of beef bowl.

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Yokohama’s Coming of Age Ceremony ruined by “yankees” who fight, illegally scale walls, drink

But in spite of all that, Pikachu still made a guest appearance!

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Gaggle of Friezas support runners for Hakone marathon once again, this time dancing “Paprika”

And it looks like their numbers have increased!

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We bought a “Plastic Model Vegeta” lucky bag from Laox, got a model we really didn’t expect

To our surprise, it was not a lucky bag just devoted to Vegeta models, as we initially thought.

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Wazigen Shizukaya’s latest collection of modern men’s kimono make a move for high fashion

These stylish kimono robe overcoats have some seriously avant-garde styles!

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