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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

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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Limited edition Tokyo Alfort cookies now available in sakura and matcha flavors at Tokyo Station!

For a limited time, one of Japan’s most popular snacks will be available in special Japanese flavors and featuring Tokyo landmarks etched in chocolate!

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New “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” movie gets two-thumbs-up, screening event gets a fail

We went to the Premier screening of Dragon Ball Super: Broly… and almost didn’t get to see the movie!

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What’s cute and cozy and soft to wear? The new Sailor Moon Luna and Diana loungewear

The newest line of wearable Sailor Moon merchandise features the famous felines from the series!  

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Nissin comes out with new Cup Noodle using … “almost real sea urchin”!

Thought sushi or sashimi was the only way to get a taste of sea urchin? Well, think again! 

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We enjoy oyster tempura max on rice at tempura chain Tenya!【Pics】

How many fried oysters can we pile on top of a bowl of rice? We find out at the Japanese tempura chain Tenya!

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Delightful flavors of Asia now available at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Japan

Krispy Kreme Japan is serving up a tantalizing selection of Asian treats in doughnut form!

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Häagen-Dazs tempts us with first-ever Japanese flavor sorbet and ice cream combo!

Häagen-Dazs gives us another tantalizing flavor using Japanese ingredients, and we’re certainly not complaining!

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New Cafe Ron Ron in Harajuku offers colorful all-you-can-eat conveyor belt sweets【Pics】

If you’re hungry for cute desserts in Tokyo, the new Cafe Ron Ron offering conveyor belt sweets is a place you’ll want to check out! 

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It’s confirmed! New Dragon Ball Super movie will bring back Broly, the legendary Super Saiyan

The official title of the new Dragon Ball Super movie has been announced, and it confirms that a familiar and fearsome foe will be returning, to many fans’ delight!

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Häagen-Dazs Japan gives us another Crispy Sandwich flavor to swoon over: roasted green tea

Sweets lovers will have another mouth-watering creation from Häagen-Dazs Japan to tempt them this summer, this time in a Japanese roasted green tea flavor

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Hit figure skating anime Yuri!!! on Ice jumping to theaters in 2019! First teaser image released

This should be welcome news if you’ve been waiting for more animated skating action from Yuri and the gang! 

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Celebrate Totoro’s 30th anniversary with new and exclusive commemorative Totoro items!

Beloved anime character Totoro is celebrating his 30th birthday this year and is getting an exciting line of new merchandise that Ghibli fans won’t want to miss! Read More

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