Kay

Writer / Translator

Kay is a native Japanese who has lived in Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. She currently resides in Tokyo and enjoys writing about a wide range of topics, including all things cute and glamorous. She also loves stories about any type of food, from gourmet cuisine to junk food. Her favorite pastimes include reading, going to the movies, watching American T.V. dramas and shopping. (Yes, she is painfully aware that she owns too many bags and shoes.) She also loves to travel and has visited over 25 different countries. Her favorite place to go on vacation is New York, an amazing city where you can enjoy the best of shopping, dining, art and theater.

All Stories by Kay

New gift shop featuring giant Hello Kitty storefront to open in Asakusa this spring

Sanrio’s new shop scheduled to open in Asakusa this coming April should be a Hello Kitty fan’s idea of heaven.

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Cheap, casual restaurant Gusto offers beautiful spring sweets using gourmet Uji green tea

Enjoy these lovely desserts made with green tea from Kyoto’s Uji City this spring, and without spending a fortune!

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Pink sakura-flavored baum cake from Nenrinya looks delightfully delectable!

This limited edition sakura baum cake perfectly fits the description “pretty in pink” while looking incredibly tasty at the same time.  

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New limited-edition Starbucks Japan drinks are for true coffee lovers!【Taste Test】

Coffee fans will want to try these limited edition Starbucks Japan drinks while they’re available, because this time, the focus really is on the coffee.  

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Horror icon Sadako gets update in new movie! See the creepy first trailer【Video】

The first lady of J-horror is returning to the big screen, this time with a new digital twist in keeping with the age of social media! 

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Giant teabag-shaped envelope now available to spice up your look

This teabag-shaped envelope that looks like a clutch bag should get you plenty of attention just by carrying it! 

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Hello Kitty gets a new job — this time appearing on Converse sneakers!

Only cute and good things can come out of a collaboration between the world’s busiest cat and international sneaker brand Converse

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He’s back! Beloved City Hunter enchants and thrills in new feature length anime【SoraReview】

Ryo Saeba, aka City Hunter, comes back in a long-awaited feature-length anime movie after 20 years, and his antics are as outrageous as ever!

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Meet your favorite Sesame Street characters at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Japan

Once again, Krispy Kreme gives us a line of doughnuts that are way too cute to eat!

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Film about Japanese-Russian POW romance gets crowdfunding project for screening in Russia

In an age fraught with international tensions, a new movie co-produced by Russia and Japan sends a powerful message that love transcends language and borders.

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Limited edition “Spirited Away” Seiko watch is beautiful combination of technology and anime

Aside from the attractive design, we love the fact that the face of the watch features none other than … “No Face”! 

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YouTuber’s mock makeup tutorial video is addictive without containing any real footage!

This makeup video has Internet users hooked, but it doesn’t contain a single real-life image — because it’s made entirely with stop-motion animation

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Want some bling in your snack? Koikeya’s new luxury chips features actual gold leaf

Koikeya has a new item in their line of Pride Potato luxury chips, and the special ingredient is golden — quite literally! 

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City Hunter returns to the big screen, fans prepare to “Get Wild” over ending theme!

Ryo Saeba, aka City Hunter, is returning as a feature-length anime, and best of all, they’re keeping the same ending theme, “Get Wild”, from the old TV series!  

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Saint Seiya fans shocked as gender swap for Andromeda Shun revealed in new Netflix series

Netflix’s CG remake of the classic anime Saint Seiya will include a major change from the original series — the gender of one of the principal characters

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Strawberry shortcake treat from Cold Stone Creamery becomes a convenience store drink

If you love Cold Stone Creamery‘s sweet creations, you’ll love that you can now grab one as a drink at convenience stores in Japan! 

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Dragon Ball Super and Japanese barbecue chain Gyukaku offer limited-time tasty collaboration

Wait, is that a Dragon Ball?! You can step into one of over 600 Gyukaku locations in Japan this month to find out what it is — and eat it!

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Caffè Veloce serves up tempting winter comfort drink based on hot sweet sake!

This white drink being served at the Caffè Veloce chain this winter may look like hot milk, but it’s something else all together — and much sweeter, too!

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Classic anime “Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel” gets 35th anniversary revival in spin-off manga

The story of Creamy Mami, the magical girl who captured anime fans’ hearts 35 years ago, is returning in the form of a spin-off online manga!

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Part of long lost 90-year-old Disney short film “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” rediscovered in Japan

Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey creation Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was recently found in an unexpected place — Osaka, Japan!

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