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

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Japanese company engineers soft toys that will nibble your finger, for folks who are into that

Finally, a toy for masochists who only want to be nibbled at a teeny-tiny bit!

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Live action Attack on Titan actress Satomi Ishihara confirms pregnancy, due date in spring

The star announced the happy news through her agency this month.

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Deadly New Year mochi strikes again, hospitalizing 19 and resulting in 4 deaths

Pounded rice may be delicious, but it can be incredibly risky—especially in our current circumstances.

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New designs added to custom Pokémon name pendants including popular fave Piplup

Use whatever words you like on your pendant and stud it with your Pokémon symbol of choice!

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New Year lucky bag from makeup giant Shu Uemura may disappoint makeup buffs but thrill otaku

Maybe the real luxuries are the pirates we met along the way.

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Village Vanguard’s “dangerous” lucky bag promises thrilling highs and miserable lows

These aren’t lucky bags for the fainthearted.

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We make a pair of gloves that are super-effective against playing Pokémon GO in the cold

All the joy of tossing balls unencumbered by chunky gloves, while keeping the rest of your digits toasty warm.

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Japan Rail now accepting suggestions for how to use a car on the Nozomi bullet train in March 2022

For the Nozomi Shinkansen’s 30th birthday, you could win the gift of a free high-speed trip tailored to your desires!

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Japanese YouTuber whips up a sugary sweet Pokémon creation to fill viewers with Christmas cheer

In the lead-up to Christmas, Whip Sugar Icing Cookies made a treat…Three little monsters and a macaron-mounted Christmas tree!

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Johnny’s boyband stars to start dedicated gaming YouTube channel…but which ones?

If you love gaming and cheery pop idols, now you can get your fix of both at once!

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A sight for sore Sableyes! Pokémon teams up with eyewear brand JINS for more monsteriffic designs

With 24 designs to pick from, including all the Eeveelutions, there’s no better time to grab some new glasses!

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Top five Japanese prefectures for childhood education expenditure would make any wallet shudder

On average, parents in Prefecture #1 are paying around five times more to send kids to school than parents in Prefecture #47.

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New Japanese hotpot restaurant directs you to melt an adorable bear like a movie villain

If you go down to Kuma-chan Onsen today, you’re in for a big surprise…

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Mister Donut caters to Piplup fans with kid-safe plates and promo card sets

If you love this little penguin Pokémon, go get yourself some donuts!

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This sumptuous strawberry dessert at a Tokyo hotel is almost too stunning to stand

After witnessing such strawberry peaks, how can we ever be satisfied with lesser desserts?

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Snoopy’s Japanese-style tea house opens new location, brings Snoopy Chocolat along as a bonus

Enjoy Snoopy’s classic cuteness with some traditional Japanese tastes and trinkets.

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Counting down Japan’s top five New Word of the Year rankings for 2021

The top entry is a big surprise considering how large COVID-19’s influence looms in the list.

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This Pikachu and Piplup lamp we got free with a magazine is way cuter than it has any right to be

So we just get this with the magazine? We don’t even have to go to the Pokémon Center store?

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Supermarket souvenirs! You can buy a bunch of presents in Kyoto while ignoring tourist shops

It turns out there’s a whole range of classic Kyoto goodies available on a typical store shelf!

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Starbucks waste reduction initiative to start in Tokyo: borrow a cup, use it, then return it

Take your cup home, then hand it back in at any participating Starbucks café.

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