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

Get ready for summer with exclusive merchandise from Starbucks Japan!

New merchandise released this month includes colorful summer-themed tumblers and a stylish cooler bag.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s Gamora spotted sightseeing in Tokyo!【Video】

Is the fierce Guardian enjoying a break in Tokyo

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Hard Rock Cafe opens in Kyoto, features unique exclusive menu items and merchandise

New Hard Rock Cafe location in the ancient Japanese capital offers unique food items including this “raindrop cake” made from Kyoto water

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Kirby turns into Japanese monaka sweets, looks as adorable as ever!

Kirby wows us again, not just by being cute but by becoming a tasty, sweet red bean paste-filled traditional Japanese dessert.

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Adorn yourself with Pixar magic with stunning Toy Story themed jewelry from Japan

Now you can wear Woody and Buzz Lightyear around your neck in style!

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Ginza Cozy Corner offers sweet magic in the form of beautiful Aladdin-themed cakes

These delicate Aladdin-inspired cakes look as enchanting as the movie.

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Pikachu and Jigglypuff dazzle as expensive but adorable high-end fashion boots!

Now you can make a fashion statement with these striking Pikachu and Jigglypuff boots … for a price.

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Mt. Fuji jelly makes Japan’s most famous mountain a delight to look at and taste!

One of Japan’s most recognizable symbols is now a beautiful, elegant dessert.  

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Detective Pikachu gets amazingly life-like recreation in felt!

Talented felt artist recreates “Wrinkly Pikachu” in real life, and the result is simply adorable.

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Ramen chain Ippudo offers taste of Hollywood with limited edition “Men in Black” ramen!

For a limited time, Ippudo is offering a “Men in Black” ramen, served in — you guessed it — black broth!  

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Sanrio characters now available as adorable cut-out baum cakes!

These baum cakes that can be “cut-out” into Sanrio characters are fun, sweet and almost too cute to eat.

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Rilakkuma washing bags may be the cutest laundry invention ever!

Anything that makes laundry more fun is more than welcome in our books.

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Meat Festival at Yunessun hot spring resort features creamy soy milk bath!

Here’s your chance to soak in a large refreshing hot bath of soy milk.

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Detective Pikachu zaps us with mega-volts of cuteness!【Review, Pics】

CG-generated 3D Pikachu is too adorable not to see on the big screen.

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Cook your own pink Hello Kitty noodles with her Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen set

Yup, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of pink Hello Kitty-themed ramen to make your day. 

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Krispy Kreme’s new line of doughnuts offers plenty of Japanese tea goodness

“Wacha” doughnuts combine Japanese tea flavors with classic doughnut sweetness for delectable-looking results!

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JoJo cosplay by buxom Japanese celebrity seriously wows Internet【Pics】

Kyoko Kano cosplaying as a JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure character has the Japanese netizens abuzz with praise! 

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We have an awesome time speaking with “Bumblebee” director Travis Knight【Interview】

The director speaks to us about the film and how elements of Japanese culture have influenced him.

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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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