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

Twitter sympathizes with shivering Shiba Inu during a Tokyo thunderstorm【Video】

Those who don’t own a pet might never have experienced how scary Mother Nature can be to our furry friends.

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Mr. Sato has crazy idea to replace tapioca balls with fish roe in bubble tea【Taste test】

It’s true that ikura (salmon roe) resembles tapioca balls, but how about the taste?

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Here’s a little tip from a Buddhist monk for anyone spooked by cemeteries at night

In this Japanese season of ghosts, hopefully this advice will help you see cemeteries in a new light. 

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Our reporter visited a dangerous torii at a Shinto shrine and almost had a heart attack

“Don’t wear headphones if you go there”: this important piece of advice will make sense in a moment.

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Yokai Train in Kyoto offers a fun and fright-filled ride of ghosts and demons

Care to be seated next to a mythological monster from Japanese folklore? 

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New Hello theater restaurant blends music, dancing, and food for a fun family outing

The dreamy Hello Kitty Show Box in Hyogo Prefecture celebrates the world’s beloved Sanrio mascot. 

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“Hyakunen Brush” promises your face a luxurious, tea ceremony-like frothy wash

This new crowdfunding product will appeal to those who want to indulge in their skincare routines and appreciate a traditional Japanese aesthetic.

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Hungry and on the go? Top 10 ranking of ekiben at Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station

A definitive ranking of the 10 best-selling bento boxes at one of Tokyo’s major travel hubs.

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We take on Japan’s latest crazy anime pose: The two-person peace sign【Photos】

The part about being a bishonen idol is entirely optional

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Shonen Jump opens special bar for adults to raise a toast to their childhood action heroes

This new establishment pays particular homage to manga that were serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in the 1980s.

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Ho-Oh and Lugia desserts to descend on the Pokémon Cafe in Tokyo

The Pokémon Cafe is about to get even more legendary!

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The host who lived? Stabbed host in Shinjuku miraculously recovers from life-threatening injury

The host now known as Phoenix Luna has figuratively risen from near death in Tokyo not much worse for wear.

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Modern samurai fashion brand Wazigen Shizukuya’s summer collection makes old-meets-new splash

The latest summer collection of our favorite modern samurai kimono offers a range of functionally fashionable garments.

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Enjoy a refreshing bottle of just-kidding “soy sauce” from Japanese vending machines this summer

Wait, what?

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Japanese idol’s attempt at taking a “cute” photo backfires in terrifying way

Hilarity then ensues as she tries to prove her mortal state of living

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Convenience store in Sendai celebrates its foreign workers with a special store display

Customers who were curious about the smiling foreign workers ringing up their order at this local konbini can now learn a little bit about what they have in common.

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Our unrefined “potato” reporter gets a haircut by an anime hairstyle expert in Tokyo

Looking for a new ‘do? Leave everything to the staff at Sorcier’s in Tokyo–they’ll know exactly what to do.

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Manga artist raises question online about false perspective in Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro

Professional artist sheds light on Studio Ghibli’s unusual take on artistic perspective in the famous anime, but is it really a big deal?

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Unusual, nostalgic mailbox discovered in mountains of Shikoku tickles net users’ hearts

The usual red design found in Japan has been replaced by a throwback item from your childhood in one locale.

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We get a haircut by a stylist who cuts with katanas and fire at “Samurai Salon” in Spain

Our reporter travels all the way to Spain to meet an artistic hair stylist whose technique is a little sharper than usual

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