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.

All Stories by Krista Rogers

Synchronized Shiba siblings spark spontaneous satisfied squeals【Video】

Who can resist those smooshy faces and all-too-cute tongues?

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Illustrator for Square Enix, Capcom stuns with whiteboard armor artwork and more

Some people just have too much talent…save some for the rest of us! 

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Nine times Japanese people got schooled on their own country and culture by foreigners

Japanese people dish on things foreigners told them that they’d never realized before about their home country.

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Photos of abandoned power plants in Japan show the hidden beauty in ruins【Photos】

Deteriorating facilities remind us of the power of time and the fragility of man’s monuments.
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Sailor Moon’s Moonlight Densetsu as played on traditional Japanese instruments

The classic theme song comes to life in a brand-new way that evokes a different style of “miracle romance.” 

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Literally wipe out your chances of academic failure with prep school’s unique erasers

One school hopes a simple motivational tool will help students get into their dream universities.  

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Natto-flavored potato chips are now yours for the taking (or trashing) in Japan

The latest offering from Japanese snack manufacturer Calbee has got some people eagerly awaiting its release and others scratching their heads in puzzlement. 

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Kyoto yakiniku restaurants offer up blue meat and drinks for Japan’s World Cup fever

Has World Cup madness gone too far for the Samurai Blue?

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Entire Internet bonds over a “smashing” gesture of kindness from Japanese online game seller

An unexpected gift causes one online buyer to joyfully relive Christmas Day of ’99 again.

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Step into the old pleasure quarters of a former red light district at this Japanese inn

This Japanese ryokan with a colorful past offers a modest place to stay near some major city attractions. 

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Make your “miracle romance” come true with this anime-inspired Sailor Moon ring

In the name of the moon, pledge your eternal love to someone special with Usagi’s very own engagement ring from Mamoru

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Turn unwanted fat into next month’s rent at new exercise-themed sharehouse in Saitama

Gran Toda’s “Fat Purchasing Campaign” is certainly one of the best incentives to finally get into shape.
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2018 Tohoku Kizuna Festival aims to unite the people of northern Japan

This “Festival of Tohoku Bonds” continues to pay homage to six of northern Japan’s most important annual festivals all at one time and one place.

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Wakayama’s “Umi no Sachi” train line adds a colorful splash to the start of summer

Let a ride on the “Medetai Train”–“Joyous Train”–lift your spirits as we soar into summer!

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Luxurious Sleeping Beauty Taxi service awaits all princesses in Tokyo

When you get that urge to pamper yourself like a princess while traversing the big city.

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Chinese artist transforms herself into 2-D masterpieces with only the use of makeup【Video】

See the Mona Lisa and another Renaissance-era classics come to life…in vivid 2-D! 

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Rain transforms Tokyo Disneyland into a kaleidoscope of breathtaking lights【Photos】

Don’t let the dreary weather dampen your day–your dreams will definitely still come true.

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Whimsical Singaporean sushi chain “Maki-san” opening first location in Japan this summer

I mean, wouldn’t you pay it a visit just for the clever “Roll with Maki-san” catchphrase?

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The one-year countdown officially begins for the end of the Heisei Era

Japan has just one year left with Emperor Akihito before his son ushers in a new era.

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Japan goes crazy for “gaming eggs,” and here’s the super-easy recipe【SoraKitchen】

Here’re the simple secrets behind these mysterious eggs that video game fans and foodies alike have fallen in love with.

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