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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Can a famous Japanese hypnotist make us eat super spicy instant noodles?【Experiment】

Can hypnosis keep us from tasting spiciness? We try to find out!!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play to make Asia debut in Tokyo with Japanese cast

The stage sequel to the Harry Potter series is finally coming to Japan!

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We test out 100-yen shop Halloween pet accessories on a purrfectly cute assistant

Click for cute cat pictures! Oh, and adorable, affordable Halloween pet accessories. 

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You+More now selling an adorable new Akita puppy plushie and tiny puppy pouches

Life-like, realistic, and supremely lovable!

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Three remarkable ramen shops in Spain, according our traveling Japanese reporter

Ikuna has tried tons of Japanese restaurants in Spain…but these all stood out for very different reasons.

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We spot the legendary dekotora Aki Kannon, dedicated to actress and singer Aki Yashiro

To celebrate Yashiro’s 50th anniversary as an entertainer, it was parked outside of Shibuya Parco for a limited time. 

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7 Halloween-themed afternoon teas you won’t want to miss this year

If you love both pretty and spooky things, then you’ll undoubtedly find something you’ll love in here!

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Survey reveals Japan’s Generation Z dresses for social media, not for self-expression

Brands are out, coordinating how you look with what you’re doing is in. 

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Cup Noodle is taking us back to the Japan of the ‘80s and ‘90s with special ramen flavor revivals

Two beloved flavors from the Showa and Heisei periods make their triumphant return to the shelves!

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Preserve a piece of Japanese culture during Corona with your own mini shrine hand-washing ladle

Take your own hishaku ladle with you to purify yourself before entering a Shinto shrine. 

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Testing 23 different yakiniku dipping sauces from the Japanese supermarket to find the top three

Plus two honorable mentions!!

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Now you can be like the girls in Laid-Back Camp by renting the exact gear they use in the anime

Rent the same gear, eat the same food, and camp in the same place as Rin and Nadeshiko!

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One minute is all you need to make this popular instant noodle meal from Okayama【SoraKitchen】

Part spaghetti, part Asian noodle, all deliciousness…you’ll want to get your hands on some…if you can find them!

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This Tokyo apartment complex lets you paint your room, offers community BBQ and camping gear

And it has a community DIY workroom!

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Titan trash can to be placed near a Coca-Cola vending machine in Oita to help promote recycling

Hopefully it will help people realize they’re not supposed to throw trash in recycling bins.

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New Japanese gadget is like a toaster for instant food pouches, gets you fed in a jiffy

Make warming up instant foods even easier than before!

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Suntory to release new Yamazaki smoke-barrel aged plum liqueur in limited quantities

The perfect drink for fans of both peaty whisky and ume-shu!

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Survey shows that many Japanese business people’s sleep patterns have changed since teleworking

More naps, more early bedtimes, and even more difficulty sleeping are some of the changes people experienced.

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New line of Super Mario loungewear has the perfect pajamas for your stay-at-home life

Shirts, pants, sweaters, cushions, blankets, slippers, all with Super Mario characters. What more could you need?

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New Pokémon PON name stamp collection lets you stamp your name on anything

Choose from one of the original 151 Pokémon, and customize it however you like!

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