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.)

All Stories by Katie Pask

Japanese woman’s heartwarming train encounter reminds us all not to judge too quickly

Japanese woman’s uncomfortable experience on train actually turns out to be something much more positive.

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The Cat in the Surgical Mask – Twitter user plans to raise money for charity with feline figurine

“Cats are gonna save the world!”

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A vending machine where you don’t know what you’re buying until it comes out – we give it a try!

This vending machine has ‘mystery’ written all over it – literally.
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Japanese businessman plans to give away a BILLION YEN on Twitter, but there’s a catch

“Send me your business ideas!” he says in his tweet.

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“The world does not revolve around you!” Japanese shop clerk unleashes frustration on Twitter

The shop clerk implores customers to stop treating them “like punching bags” over the lack of masks on sale.

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Fujifilm removes promotional video after it causes outrage【Video】

One commenter even said “How did this get approved?”

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Delicious AND guilt free – the launch of Apollo yoghurt

Meiji’s new venture into the treat universe is surprisingly low in calories!

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Tokyo Disneyland’s attention to detail really ‘leafs’ an impression!

The Magic Kingdom leaves no stone unturned when it comes to customer service!

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Chinese social media urges people to cut up surgical masks before disposing of them, but why?

A grim piece of advice is trending on Weibo.

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Ramen shop uses name of American rock band, gets invite to…Battle of the Bands?

‘Hardcore noodle shop’ in Tokyo received an invitation to rock out in the U.S. — or did they?

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Men in Japan are not taking paternity leave – why?

SoraNews24’s very own P.K Sanjun gives us the low-down.

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Cosplayer and self-professed meme queen becomes member of Taiwan parliament

Taiwan’s youngest member of parliament is a huge fan of anime and cosplay.

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The One and Only Nose in the World – talented girl plays recorders using her nose [video]

“What a waste of talent…this is awesome,” one Twitter user commented.

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Japanese League of Legends first female champion is also an aspiring model

“I wanted to make sure people didn’t write me off just for being a woman.”

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Get a piece of space with this lucky bag sold by a half-man, half-alien

It’s literally out of this world!

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Japanese man turns his house into a stage from Donkey Kong

His room design is absolutely bananas!

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Make your new year sweet with this Pokémon x Baskin Robbins collaboration

Say goodbye to your New Year’s resolution to eat less ice cream!

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Dodge the biggest problem of giving yourself a kanji name with these for-foreigner personal seals

Get a stamp of approval with your own Japanese personal seal complete with your Japanese kanji name.

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Canadian learns to speak proper Japanese by becoming comedian, pouring tea for his master

Katsura Sunshine brings a fresh look to a 400-year-old style of Japanese comedy.

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Japanese woman’s hair turns into literal train wreck thanks to Thomas the Tank Engine’s friend

Drastic solution required to remove cheeky locomotive.
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