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

McDonald’s Japan to offer free iced coffee — for five days only!

As a limited-time promotional campaign, McDonald’s Japan will be treating customers to free servings of their new revamped iced coffee!

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Enjoy a pot of striking blue tea with these adorable frog teabags!

What color is your cup of tea? Well … bright blue, if you use these unique frog-shaped teabags from ocean-teabag!

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It’s Ghibli merchandise galore at the Donguri Kyowakoku  pop-up shop in Shibuya!

It looks like Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood is the place to go for exclusive Studio Ghibli anime merchandise during the first half of this month. 

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Japanese confectioner Ginza Cozy Corner launches unique campaign involving… chopsticks!

The popular Japanese sweets maker suggests a bold new way to eat cake.

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Sweet Japanese spring is in full bloom at Kyoto confectioner Gion Tsujiri!

Colorful spring creations from Kyoto green tea confectioner are not only sweet to taste but a delight to behold!

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He’ll be back! Goku to return to big screen in first-ever Dragon Ball Super anime film

Yes, Goku will definitely be back, as we get a release date for the next feature-length Dragon Ball film and a look at the movie’s very first teaser image.

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Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku launches spring menu full of crazy kawaii-ness

The Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku has just released a new seasonal spring menu, and it looks like the insanely colorful offerings won’t disappoint!

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Starbucks Japan kicks off New Starbucks Coffee Journey with unique “white coffee” drinks

This spring, Starbucks Japan invites you to enjoy a unique white coffee experience! 

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu gets … his own line of Xylitol chewing gum!

If you’ve ever wondered what flavor gum the two-time Olympic gold medalist favors, you now have the answer! 

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Californian bagel deli Wise Sons opens first international location in Tokyo!

The San Francisco-based deli is now offering its bagels, sandwiches and nourishing Jewish-American comfort food in the heart of Tokyo, and we visited them on opening day!  

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New fries from McDonald’s Japan come with bolognese sauce and cheese

Love the good ol’ fries from McDonald’s? For a limited time, McDonald’s Japan is offering something a little extra to give them even more flavor!  

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Onsen steamed bun-flavored Kit Kats on sale now at hot springs across Japan!

The new Kit Kat flavor draws inspiration from a specialty snack traditionally found at Japanese hot springs.

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Japanese coffee chain brings in spring with sakura-scented ground and drip coffee

The aroma of coffee is tantalizing on its own, but how about a bit of sakura to make it even more appealing?

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Grab a clear sparkling drink from Starbucks at a convenience store in Japan and get refreshed!

A bottled Starbucks drink with a bit of fizz is coming out in Japan, and you’ll be able to grab one at a convenience store!

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Celebrate Valentine’s with Menya Musashi’s truffle-infused chocolate ramen【SoraNews24 Taste Test】

Tokyo ramen chain Menya Musashi’s chocolate ramen is back for Valentine’s, this time with roast duck and truffles for a savory and sweet noodle experience!

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Mock-up Nike x Dragon Ball shoes looks so awesome, we wish they were real

These designs that combine Nike sneakers with Dragon Ball look so cool, it’s hard to believe they’re not actual products!

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Traditional Japanese rice cake gets a western twist — with cream cheese and blueberry filling!

Here’s what you get when western cream cheese meets a traditional daifuku rice cake!

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Chocolate meets sushi in Kura Sushi’s Valentine’s dessert — the “Tiramisushi”

If you think this Valentine’s offering looks like an ordinary dessert, wait until you see what it’s made of!

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Pour some hot water to cook up your special BOSS x Raoh “instant jumper”!

If you win this unique BOSS x Nissin Raoh commemorative jumper, you’ll first need to soak it in hot water, just like instant ramen!

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Gudetama the lazy egg shines — as stylish gold and platinum jewelry!

Gudetama, the popular apathetic egg character from Sanrio, is being given the chance to shine, quite literally!

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