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

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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Creamy and naughty: It’s Haagen-Dazs Japan’s New York Cheesecake Rum Raisin ice cream!

For some raisin, we’re feeling hungry all of a sudden…

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Japanese people give their thoughts on Gaijin Hunters/English Vampires

What do Japanese people think of other Japanese people who try to date only foreigners or who insist on speaking English to all foreigners?

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“Resident Weeaboo” – Swiss otaku’s parody of horror series features anime huggy pillows, insanity

Swiss super otaku Melonpan might just be the most bonkers Resident Evil fan on the internet…

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We taste-tested 10 convenience store roll cakes for Roll Cake Day!

June 6 was Roll Cake Day in Japan, and while we’ve never needed an excuse to stuff ourselves full of cake, we took full advantage of the occasion anyway by sampling TEN convenience store roll cakes!

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From Rome to Tokyo: Trapizzino’s Italian pizza sandwiches are delish

Tasty, Rome-style Italian pizza sandwiches have hit Tokyo, and we couldn’t resist shoving several of them in our faces. Nom!

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“Eco-pochi” indoor plants will add style to your home and remove stinky smells, too!

These utra-stylish dinky indoor plants have deodorising properties which will neutralise unsavoury smells in your home!

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Hydrophobic umbrellas are here to prevent sogginess during Japan’s infamous rainy season

If only umbrellas were even MORE waterproof! Oh wait, now they are.

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You can romance a pair of glasses in this new Japanese mobile dating sim

Finally, a dating sim for people who are attracted only to inanimate objects!

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Children’s “randoseru” backpacks star in Japanese ad campaign with whimsical Victorian vibe

We bet your school backpacks were never this haute CUTEoure.

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Are they quackers? Foie gras potato chips, with “real foie gras” flakes, may ruffle feathers

Beef and foie gras potato chips, with “real foie gras flakes”…  *ducks*

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Almost half of Japanese people hide when their doorbell rings — here’s why

Are people in Japan becoming more wary in their own homes?

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Here’s what Japanese men and women think about cheating【Video】

Some harsh truths about cheating are served up in this brutally honest street interview video.

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Long hair, don’t care: get tresses without the stress with super-long cosplay wigs

Want to cosplay as your fave super-long-haired character but find that most wigs just don’t cut it? Check out these ankle-skimmers!

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