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 government mulling over potential four-day working week

Three-day weekend every week? Yes please!!

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Want to get better at Smash Bros.? Japanese player plans to open ‘Smash Bros. Prep School’

Veteran player wants to bring less-experienced players up to the top ranks.

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We visit Oshima, an island in Japan where walking counterclockwise means death【Haunted Japan】

We send Seiji to find out more about the terrible curse!

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Five Japanese sign language phrases with interesting reasoning behind them

From the downright obvious to the surprising yet amusing, Japanese Sign Language has it all.

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Hanami on the go — Take a whirlwind bus tour of the best cherry blossom spots in Tokyo

See the best sakura that Tokyo has to offer all in one trip!
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Adorable Shiba Inu gives the best response to owner’s magic trick【Video】

Somebody get this pooch a spot on a Japanese TV show, because he is ready to react.

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We try a delicious hidden gem in Fukuoka, unknown to even Japanese people

It might not be well known, but that doesn’t make it any less mouth-watering!

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Some of Japan’s most iconic vending machines will soon be no more

You might have to start buying your grilled rice balls from a convenience store instead.

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We put Japanese custard pudding on toast and it’s the best thing ever【SoraKitchen】

The perfect mix of crunchy and creamy, and it’s so easy to make, too!

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Trailer for new Gintama movie pays homage to another famous anime series【Video】

Feel like you’ve seen this art style somewhere before? You’re not alone!

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Wear Japan’s most iconic landmark on your shoes with this Adidas collaboration【Photos】

Get a bit of Japanese traditional culture in your step with shoes designed by tattoo artists from Osaka.

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Japanese man donates bags of cash to local schools, disappears without a trace

The school staff even chased after him, but to no avail.

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Which prefecture has the most chilled young people? Survey asks 20 year olds “what are you worried about?”

How do you say ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Japanese? Maybe people from these prefectures can tell you!

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Prefectural governor wants 2021 Olympics and torch relay cancelled, Tokyo not pleased

Fellow politicians call for Shimane governor to be reprimanded for his comments.

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Private teleworking booths–how much work can you get done in one? We test it out

Sure, they’re convenient, but can you actually get work done in them?

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World’s most enthusiastic security guard caught on camera, inspires Twitter【Video】

No one loves his job more than this happy guy!

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Tokyo Tower lights up with hope in first-ever event celebrating Chinese New Year

It’s the first time in the tower’s history for such an event to happen.

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Embarrassing blunder spotted on PlayStation 5 store has Japanese Twitter in stitches

Always remember to double check your spelling before you hit submit!

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Make your spring sweeter with sakura flavoured drinks and cheese

Sakura flavoured cheese — the product we never knew we wanted.

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2021 Salaryman Poetry Battle showcases some dark but hilarious poems

Giving insight into the life of a Japanese office worker.

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