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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No one knows what Bandai’s real-life Pot of Greed does, but it’s still pretty cool

Yu-Gi-Oh interior item would make a great talking point in your home, that’s for sure! 

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Sentinel’s new geometric Pokémon statues will add a new dimension to your collection

Catch them all to upgrade your figure shelf!  

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Adorable videos of cats chirping at birds wins the Internet for us today

Who doesn’t love cats making cute noises?

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Not everyone hates school uniforms: Japanese Twitter shows us why

Some people may want to abolish school uniforms, but others are strongly in favor of them.

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“Tidying up” master Marie Kondo sparks controversy, not joy, by opening online knick-knack shop

The guru of de-cluttering your home now wants you to buy products to clutter your home with.

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Japanese burger shop Lotteria offering venison burgers this November for “Good Meat Day”

Fancy trying a different kind of burger?

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Special limited-time Frozen II-inspired menu items arriving in cafes across Japan

Delightful designs and fantastic flavors celebrate the sequel to the 2013 hit!

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Japan’s YouTube knife-maker is back at it again–this time with a knife made entirely of fungus

Wouldn’t you want to cook with a fungus knife?

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This huge, detailed Gundam sculpture was built out of cardboard by Japanese high school students

You may have seen some Gundam models, but I bet you’ve never seen one like this!

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New Cup Noodles “The Fork” is perfect for getting those tiny bits at the bottom of your cup

Never waste any more noodles or toppings!

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New 40th Anniversary Mobile Suit Gundam eyeglasses are both stylish and nerdy, make great gifts

Use these mobile suit-inspired glasses to rep your favorite franchise in an understated way.

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Does running like Naruto really make you faster? A YouTube science channel investigates【Video】

Experiments have been done before…but never with a gold medalist sprinter!

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Feel luxurious, comfy, and magical in new Sailor Moon Luna and Diana bath robes from P-Bandai

Complete comfort representing two of our favorite anime cats!

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We went to a Japanese restaurant in Italy, ate green sushi, learned a lesson about taking it easy

Japanese food outside of Japan is not always what one would expect, but why worry about such a little thing?

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Our Japanese language reporter visits a manga shop in Spain, learns a lesson about manga fandom

The most popular manga at this Spanish manga mecca right now isn’t, in fact, Dragon Ball!

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Adorable video shows a bunch of cats tracking a stink bug flying back and forth across the room

Bright, keen eyes and turning heads makes this a very cute video.

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Netizens annoyed that Japan Self-Defense Forces had to announce that aid workers can use restrooms

It should really just be common sense, they say

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Boyfriend’s “cute” way of telling his girlfriend how much he loves her turns off Japanese Twitter

“If someone did this to me I’d beat them to death!” says one Twitter user.

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The top 10 hot springs Japanese travelers want to visit this fall

Nothing’s nicer on a cold autumn day than a hot outdoor bath while gazing at the changing leaves.

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Casio Baby-G teams up with Pokémon for special, limited-edition, anniversary Pikachu watch

Show off your love of Pikachu with a sporty watch!

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