Katie Pask

Originally from the UK, Katie Pask has been living in Oita prefecture since 2009. Nursery teacher by day and secret pop star by night, Katie spends most of her free time either performing on a stage or belting it out at karaoke. Despite enjoying travelling to new places and trying new things, she is still determined to find the perfect plate of fish and chips in Japan. (if you have any recommendations, hit her up on the links below. She’s willing to travel.)

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Japanese grandma’s handmade felt toys are incredibly realistic, look good enough to eat

With such beautiful attention to detail, we’d take these over real snacks any day.

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TeamLab collaborates with vegan ramen shop, creates the most photogenic noodle spot in Tokyo

Need some stunning digital art with your plant-based vegan ramen? We’ve got just the place for you!

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Haruki Murakami denied Nobel Prize in Literature AGAIN, so summer is officially over

The Japanese author’s snub signals the arrival of cooler weather, according to Japanese netizens.

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Japan Airlines re-re-releasing happi famously once worn by the Beatles

And the best part? You don’t even need a Ticket to Ride to get it!

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Natto-infused ramen is a thing — we tried it, we love it【Taste test】

Made with Japan’s most expensive beans, this dish could sway even the biggest natto naysayers.

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We try Japanese Twitter’s newest trend the Penguin Egg, end up hatching something very disturbing

Twitter users described their hatchlings as gross and enough to make any child cry.

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107-year-old Japanese sisters are oldest twins in the world, according to Guinness World Records

The pair took the Guinness World Record from another pair of twins, who were also Japanese.

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We try fresh orange juice squeezed for us by a vending machine in Saitama【Taste test】

Does fresh OJ taste even sweeter when it’s squeezed by a machine?

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Japanese university developing coronavirus vaccine in form of a nasal spray

Would you rather get a vaccine in your arm or in your nose?

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It’s about dam time! Japan’s Kurobe Dam to open to public in 2024, public to decide route’s name

Considered one of the greatest feats in the history of construction in Japan, Kurobe Dam plans to open its floodgates to visitors.

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Stop selling oxygen, Japanese flea market app Mercari tells users, as stocks run out

Panic buying takes hold of Japan once more, only this time it’s for oxygen.

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Is Burger King’s Big Mouth Burger really as overwhelmingly meaty as promised? 【Taste test】

Get ready for the arrival of a new era of big burgers,” the slogan promises, but does it deliver?

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Train etiquette poster features legendary Japanese folklore hero in an unusual plot twist

As the old saying goes, yesterday’s enemy may be today’s friend.

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To celebrate Hashtag Day, Twitter shares top ten most used hashtags in Japan

The #TopTen hashtags in #Japan for #2021 so far are #revealed!

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Japanese grade students make working game consoles entirely out of cardboard for their summer homework

Coolest. Homework. Ever.

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We make delicious French toast using a LOT of Japanese custard pudding

A whole kilogram (2.2 pounds) of custard pudding, to be precise.

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Young people in Tokyo to be offered points and discounts if they get vaccinated

It pays to be vaccinated… literally!

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Mr. Sato eats luxurious fish from a vending machine, doesn’t get food poisoning

Mr. Sato taste tests some famous fish from Shizuoka.

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Japanese netizens fall in love with super long cat, flood Twitter with long cat memes

Twitter’s new favourite cat — cross-breeding gone wrong or optical illusion?

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We visit Kyushu’s oldest wooden train station building, get hit with a nostalgia overload

Take a trip back to 1895 with this quaint slice of Japanese history!

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