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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We make pills the old-fashioned way in Japan’s former medicine capital, Toyama Prefecture

Our Japanese reporter adds ‘making drugs‘ to her SoraNews24 resume.

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NHK can now pester you through your mail thanks to new service from Japan Post

Ignoring the ringing doorbell might no longer keep you safe from the ever persistent NHK Man.

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We accidentally buy some silkworm candy at Hokkaido’s Vending Machine Land

We attempt to get over our dislike of eating insects by… eating some insects. 

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Eating sushi…from a vending machine? We try Toyama Prefecture’s local delicacy, masuzushi

Our reporter’s unfortunate blunder actually turns out for the best as she discovers a hidden surprise!

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We visit a restaurant called ‘Otaku’ in France, eat some otaku sushi

We expected the Parisian restaurant to be overflowing with anime goods, but the reality was something quite different.

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Plushie versions of ancient Japanese protection charms are our new favourite capsule toys

Haniwa and dogu are now available in plushie form!

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Should you watch the credits at the movies? Japanese celebrity’s comments spark fierce debate

Is there any need to stay once the movie’s ended?” Ami Suzuki commented on panel show.

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We visit a mysterious pagoda near Yomiuri Land, turns out to be an incredibly sacred spot

An enigmatic-looking building turns out to be much more.

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Japan Railways offering ‘Shinkansen for Pets’, includes dog-friendly vacation packages

The ‘Woof-cation‘ package includes a photographer, veterinarian and dog trainer.

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Osaka Expo nightmare-fuel mascot needs name, organisers ask for suggestions and Twitter delivers

The mascot, described as aggressively disgusting, is currently without a name to call it by.

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New Saizeriya gacha toys make us severely regret our life choices as we defy rules of probability

New set of Saizeriya gacha turns from ‘let’s collect them all‘ into ‘this feels like torture‘.

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Michelin award noodle chain TamJai SamGor comes to Tokyo, we try 3 of their most popular dishes

Hong Kong noodle restaurant’s spicy mixian rice noodles are described as “too delicious to translate into Japanese“.

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We make chashu in just eight minutes, thanks to Kaldi’s microwaveable roast pork【Taste Test】

“Quick” and “easy” are not words usually associated with roast pork… until now!

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Set of 4,368 train tickets goes on sale to commemorate Japan Railways 150th anniversary

The collection comes in a set of six binders so you can display all 4,368 of your tickets easily.

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Smell like a Demon Slayer (or a Demon) with new line of Kimetsu no Yaiba fragrances

Ever wondered what a Demon Slayer smells like? Now’s your chance to find out!

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Fantastic Beasts stars Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Williams attend special fan event in Japan

Redmayne and Williams are the first Hollywood stars to come to Japan since the outbreak of corona.

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Support your faves and avoid oshikatsu burnout — advice from our resident otaku

Being a super fan isn’t as easy as it might seem, but you can avoid burnout with these tips!

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It looks like Costco, it sounds like Costco, but it’s actually Dodosuco — we visit look-alike store

When is a branch of Costco not a branch of Costco? When it’s a Dodosuco.

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Japanese teacher suspended for selling a lot of cows without telling the school

The man’s actions were udderly despicable.

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Save time AND water by turning your shower into a bath with this nifty Japanese gadget

Relax while you wash with this innovative shower head!

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