Katy Kelly

Katy has been enamored with Japan since she was a kid in Cheshire, England watching Digimon on old VHS tapes. Later, when she got into the Japanese independent music scene, she discovered it was so hard to learn anything about her favorite bands in English that she may as well start studying Japanese. After a year abroad at university in Tokyo she decided to return and work in the Kansai area, where she achieved minor superstardom amongst elementary and middle school students for knowing how to draw Crayon Shin-chan when prompted. In her free time, Katy can be found at home, tracking down the latest chocolate mint additions to stores and studying Japanese while her enormous tuxedo cat tries to smother her. She also does part-time translation for her own benefit, which mostly means researching the minutiae of mobile games or reading manga before anyone can spoil them for her. http://moonlitemuseum.tumblr.com

All Stories by Katy Kelly

Japanese pro wrestler wows the Internet with her powerful, muscular… cooking videos!

Body-slam your way to better, cuter baking with Yoshiko’s kawaii home-cooked dishes.

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Japanese Twitter revels in the wholesome, blurry hilarity of this daughter’s photo of her dad

Instead of catching his good side, she turned him into a beautiful blur.

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Social distanced dining is a cinch with these stuffed capybara companions【Photos】

This zoo’s thought up the cutest possible way to keep some barriers up between diners at their eatery.

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Our male otaku reporter reveals his top 3 best buddy characters in Japanese dating sim games

Who’s the most relatable character in a dating sim? Why, your male best friend, of course!

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Will it waffle? We put various Japanese snacks through a waffle iron, just because【SoraKitchen】

Is there any food that can’t be improved by turning it into a waffle?

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PPAP’s Pikotaro launches new attack against coronavirus with medicated hand-soap line

You have a hand? You need this soap! Uh. Wash wash wash wash wash.

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90-year-old Japanese gamer grandma breaks world record, praises Grand Theft Auto 5【Video】

The world’s oldest video game streamer, Hamako Mori, has played titles like Call of Duty and Dauntless for decades — and shows no signs of stopping.

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We try Burger King Japan’s CooKING Burger @Home, use up lots of stuff in our fridge

The best thing about Burger King’s home delivery? You get to decide how much avocado is too much avocado.

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Japanese netizens puzzle over weird coronavirus crime — a theft of over 3,000 gallons of water

The water was swiped from a karaoke enterprise that closed up shop during the self-isolation period.

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Tokyo Game Show officially canceled, planning potential online content and showcases

Netizens are understandably disappointed, but many are just excited they’ll get to partake in the show virtually.

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Roland, king of Japan’s host club scene, shows us his self-isolation routine【Video】

The King of Hosts shows us his daily routine now that he can’t greet his clients…and also tells us who his favorite Love Live! girl is.

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Online poll ranks Japanese netizens’ favorite series from anime powerhouse studio Kyoto Animation

Kyoto Animation has a library of celebrated classics: which one came out on top?

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Our reporter eats more bugs from a Tokyo vending machine, compares flavors【Taste test】

Our reporter Seiji ventures back to Ueno’s bug vending machine to learn if crickets and grasshoppers taste the same.

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Sheltering-in-place Japanese schoolkids form “Neo-Chorus” choir to refresh our hearts【Video】

Pocari shows they’re the kings of both sports hydration and sentimentality — and want other school kids to get singing, too.

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Japanese fans pick their top 10 fave dastardly anime protagonists in online poll

Japan’s netizens club together to crown fictional stars who are flies in your soup, pebbles in your shoes, peas beneath your bed, or just plain evil!

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A rice by any other name: Japanese Twitter investigates local terms for “serving”

Who knew there were so many ways to describe portioning out rice?

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Survey results reveal average number of days people can bear to self-quarantine

The survey results shed some light on how long people are willing to stay inside in the name of social distancing.

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Japanese company tackles plastic consumption by making tote bags out of discarded umbrellas

The bags are sold under the tagline “We hope this brand ceases to exist after 10 years”.

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We can all relate to this adorable Japanese cat getting a touch of brain freeze【Video】

Maybe it’s more likely in our case to be from ice cream rather than fallen snow, but still.

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Nintendo Fitness Boxing videos released online: train alongside famous Japanese voice actors!

You don’t even need a Switch to join in, so get punching!

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