Evie Nyan

Born and raised in the UK, Evie escaped to Tokyo as an exchange student six years ago. Since then, she has been a Co-ordinator for International Relations in Kyoto, a translator of electronic manuals in Osaka, and a video game translator in London. Her hobbies include scouring second hand software shops for unlocalised retro games, drinking umeshu, and napping under the kotatsu. Her dream is to open a combination English teashop/bookshop/cat cafe in Tokyo.

All Stories by Evie Nyan

Do Japanese People Want Refugees in Japan?【VIDEO】

Here’s what ordinary Japanese people on the street think about refugees in Japan, a country with a 99 percent rejection rate for refugees.

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We bet you didn’t spot this hidden Catbus message in My Neighbor Totoro!

Only the most beady-eyed and Japan-savvy of Ghibli fans could have spotted this one!

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We asked Pizza Hut to add 75 bucks’ worth of corn to our pizza in true Japanese style

Do you like a lot of corn on your pizza? Then you might be Japanese.

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We ordered RAW eel through the mail and achieved a state of total Unagi

Say it! Say we are Unagi!

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This 100 yen store doggy brush perfectly revives scruffy plushies!

Bad fur day? Japan’s 100 yen store Daiso has the solution!

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Japan’s cigarette culture: elderly ramen customer’s gesture of courtesy goes up in smoke

Japanese smoking culture thwarts elderly gent’s gesture of courtesy in this sad tale from a ramen restaurant.

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Take a look at Tokyo Game Show 2016’s coolest merchandise!【Photos】

Here’s all the super-cool merch you can buy at Tokyo Game Show this weekend!

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Take a look around Tokyo Game Show 2016 with us!【Photos】

Tokyo Game Show 2016’s two business days are over, and this Saturday the venue opens its doors to the general public! Here’s a teaser of what’s on show!

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All the beautiful booth ladies of Tokyo Game Show 2016【Photos】

Tokyo Game Show is always well-staffed with booth attendants, and not all of them wear T-shirts! Check out this gallery of exquisite cosplay from the show floor!

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We played RESIDENT EVII, aka Bioha7ard, aka Resident Evil 7, at Tokyo Game Show

We dined with the disgusting Baker Family at Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 booth at Tokyo Game Show today, and here’s our first-hand account!

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RocketNews24 goes to Tokyo Game Show 2016!

Tokyo Game Show 2016 got under way today with the first of two press-only days (the public event will be held over the weekend!), and RocketNews24 was on the scene!

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Give your gaming setup some Japanese style with this sweet floor chair

Take your gaming to the next level: the floor!

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Spy on a hot prisoner with amnesia in Capcom’s new mobile romance sim

In this newly-released mobile romance app from Capcom, players must find clues to a crime by spying on an incarcerated mega-hottie with amnesia…

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Can fresh lemon neutralize spicy curry and ramen? RocketNews24 investigates! 【RocketScience】

We’re eating spicy curry and instant ramen then chompin’ on lemons, for science!

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Getting stopped by the police in Japan – how often does it happen (and why?)

How likely are you to be stopped by the police in Japan?

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“Cute Japanese girls blowing on hot coffee” immortalised in online photography project

Cute Japanese girls blowing on your cup of joe? If that’s your thing, this website should be relevant to your interests!

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Japanese ladies list top five companies whose employees they’d most/least like to date

Which company in Japan has the most and least “eligible bachelor” employees? New study suggests Japanese ladies have strict preferences!
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Westerners in Japan – Can they speak Japanese?【Video】

Nicknamed the “Devil’s Tongue” by Jesuit missionaries, Japanese is one of the most difficult languages to learn. So, how many Westerners in Japan can really speak it fluently?

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Adorable kitty stamps for your purr-sonal seal (of approval!)

Stamp that paperwork in style with these pawesome personalized stamps!

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Westerners in Japan – do they really ALL speak English? 【Video】

“Westerner in Japan = Fluent English speaker.” Is this axiom really true?

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