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

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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You have cat to be kitten us with these totally OTT kitty T-shirts!【Pics】

Check out these pawsitively epic kitty shirts available on Ameowzon Japan! (Uh, we mean Amazon. Amazon Japan.)

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Here’s what Japanese people think of Hollywood’s recent “whitewashing”【Video】

What do Japanese people think of Caucasian—not Asian—actors being cast in Hollywood adaptations of Japanese anime?

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Japanese people react to “weeaboo cringe videos” on YouTube【Video】

Even when they’re at their cringiest, do Japanese people give hardcore Japanophiles a free pass?

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Pet iguana mistakes fruit-patterned plate for tasty treat, with adorable results【Pics】

Iguanas make great pets. They’re scaly, chilled-out, and they can be SO CUTE! Don’t believe us? Check out this derpy iguana blissfully licking at an empty, fruit-patterned plate.

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Baked fresh to your specs in just one minute: 800 Degrees Pizza opens first store in Japan

Neapolitan-style pizza comes to Shinjuku, with fully customisable pies baked from raw to crisp perfection in only one minute using wood-burning ovens.

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Bears over flowers: The RocketNews24 giant bear takes an Ueno Park swan boat for a spin

“I’m the king of the world, on a boat like Leo/If you’re on the shore, then you’re sho’ not me-oh.” – Sangelica

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Japanese women describe their personal ideal height and weight【Video】

What would Japanese women like to change about their own bodies in terms of height and weight?

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