Krista Rogers

Starting with a love of J-Pop and J-dramas when she was 13, Krista Rogers has left her quiet New England hometown in the States both to study abroad in Tokyo and to work on the JET Program in beautiful Yamagata prefecture. She misses chatting in the local dialect and staging Kamehameha battles in the hallway with her students. Although she's currently working on her master's degree in Boston, she will without a doubt be back in Japan before long and buying way too much at Book-Off and Tower Records again. When she needs a break from schoolwork, Krista enjoys eating yakiniku, figure skating, finding cute cafes, watching Big Bang MVs, and continuing on her quest to catch 'em all.

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Mr. Sato reveals his new suit jacket’s hidden, convertible secret

This intriguing clothing item transforms into another practical and “packable” accessory.

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Hello Kitty x Choju Giga “Frolicking Animals” dishware based on the world’s oldest manga is here

Hello Kitty has fallen down the rabbit hole into a world of whimsical animals in this gorgeous line of ceramics from an established Kyoto shop.

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Got a hankering for hanpen? Here’s how to make your own Japanese fish cakes【SoraKitchen】

This particular style of fish cake dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868) and is made using only three key ingredients

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Kyoto families angered by new policy forcing high school students to buy tablets at own expense

Kyoto’s mandate seems to be one of the most burdensome on families in light of national directives for equipping students with electronic devices.

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Retailer Muji converts all plastic beverage bottles into aluminum cans

The minimalist home goods, apparel, and food chain enacts a plan to be more environmentally conscious.

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We made three kinds of hassle-free dashi soup stock using the handily microwavable Dashi Pot

This simple device could change your Japanese cooking routine forever.

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The top 10 universities in Japan determined by 2021 World University Rankings

Top ten universities in the overall ranking are situated in nine different Japanese prefectures

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Animage x Ghibli art exhibition in Ginza celebrates the history of Nausicaä, Ghibli works

Anime magazine partners with Studio Ghibli for archival displays, a collaboration cafe menu, and reissued bonus merch for sale.

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Mr. Sato attacks a massive castle of seafood at a new restaurant in Tokyo Skytree’s Solamachi

This particular dish with a really, really long name is a veritable gastronomic fortress waiting to be conquered. 

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Pokémon Shirts releases two styles of customizable aprons with all 151 Kanto Pokémon designs

New aprons are here for completing your home cooking, gardening, and other household chores in perfect Poké-style.

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Neo Kimono releases innovatively traditional heel covers made from artisanal fabric

The new “Obi de Boots iki” line of footwear represents a modern take on traditional styling.

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18-year-old man stabbed to death for protesting a car blasting loud music in Kamakura

Police are searching for the whereabouts of three men who fled the murder scene by car.

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Mos Burger releases new teriyaki burger-flavored snack fries with a slight identity crisis

Is it a burger, fries, or something else entirely? We may have stumbled upon the first recognized case of burger-ception. 

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This new Onsen Mask is here to help you soak in the steam, not the germs

A specially constructed mask designed for use in all kinds of public bathing facilities.

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Stylish new Experience Japan Pictograms are here to enhance your Japan travels and knowledge

Over 250 pictograms to support tourism in Japan from a visual design perspective are free to download to learn more about Japanese culture.

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Felissimo releases limited-edition “Color in Edo! Hokusai Colored Pencils” set

This latest themed set of 20 colored pencils is inspired by the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji series by master artisan Katsushika Hokusai.

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Exploring the castle town in Kagawa Prefecture that inspired its own free-to-play RPG

Marugame Castle also holds the distinction of being one of only 12 castles in Japan with this particular architectural element left intact.  

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The trailer for the fourth live-action Rurouni Kenshin film has dropped!

Many believe these films are the best live-action adaptations of a beloved manga/anime series to exist.

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Demon Slayer and Pretty Cure anime-themed Happy Meals arrive at McDonald’s Japan

These super limited-time releases slay all of the competition

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Tokyo experiences drop in population for seventh consecutive month

The higher rates of coronavirus infection and continuing State of Emergency in the nation’s capital are said to be behind the exit of residents.

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