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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Japan’s first 100 percent non-alcoholic and vegan bar to open in Tokyo’s Roppongi district

Get ready to enjoy stylish non-alcoholic beverages and vegan bites in a chic setting on your next night, or morning, out. 

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Our team of five reporters try to turn themselves into Japanese heartthrob Kimutaku【Photos】

The desire to achieve cultural icon status drove our team to undergo hair and clothing makeovers for hefty transformations. How were the end results?

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Shibuya 109 teams up with Hiroshima bread brand for “beary” cute cream pancakes and sandwiches

A trendy spot in Tokyo collaborates with an 87-year-old confectionery famous for its cream buns to whip up two new Insta-worthy bites to go

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Be Our Guest: Beauty and the Beast themed cafes open in three Japanese cities

Lovers of this tale as old as time can now experience enchantment in the form of dishes, drinks, and goods inspired by the Disney classic.

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Cat lovers can now put a canned ring on it with new line of capsule toys

Because who can judge what high fashion is?

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Our reporter investigates the strangely named “shaved ice donburi” at a Tokyo cafe

“Donburi” usually refers to dishes eaten over a bowl of rice, so how could this concept possibly work?

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Mr. Sato reflects on riding the train in Tokyo for the first time in two months

Despite his penchant for the wacky and outrageous, Mr. Sato can also display an extremely pensive side.

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Schick and Neon Genesis Evangelion team up to offer limited Eva, NERV-themed razor blades

We thought that Shinji was done getting into close shaves but it appears he couldn’t run away this time. 

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Essential Inuyasha episodes to rewatch before the Yashahime anime sequel airs this fall

Today we’re counting down some pivotal episodes before the release of Yashahime this October. 

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Garigari-kun popsicle teams up with new Pokémon film for a refreshing summertime treat

Lucky buyers will also score the chance to win a limited-edition collectible Pokémon trading card.

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Hatch dinosaurs by saving your money in new line of Japanese toy coin banks

It will be easier to resist the urge to spend that pocket change when you know that you can hatch a prehistoric reptile instead.

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Kingdom Hearts video conference backgrounds are now yours to download for free

Spend your next video meeting sitting in the midst of scenery from the internationally beloved crossover series.

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How to make your own moving conveyor belt sushi shop at home

Miss going out to eat? Bring the fun home with the help of some takeout and toy trains.

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Demon Slayer manga creator offers a motivational illustration during the pandemic

The cast of Demon Slayer is the latest to encourage good hygiene habits (not counting the boar’s head) in this humorous illustration.

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Fossilized forms of Pokémon found in Uniqlo’s Daniel Arsham x Pokémon T-shirt collection【Photos】

The contemporary artist’s unique concept of “fictional archaeology” paves the way for these new illustrations of Pokémon monuments lost to time.

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How to use leftover Japanese curry: We test out a recipe for curry bread quiche【SoraKitchen】

Tips for an easy take on a popular home-cooked meal to try while social distancing at home.

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Through the eyes of a ninja – Thrilling drone video recreates shinobi raid at historical temple

Ninja and samurai duel inside the centuries-old “Temple of the Shogun” in Aichi Prefecture.

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Kitty offers a helping paw in the middle of a martial arts demonstration【Video】

You’ll get a kick out of this cat helping with kicks. 

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Spending for pickled umeboshi among young Japanese people is halved from 20 years ago

A traditional food is taking a hit among the younger generations in Japan. 

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Voice actor charms net again with his drawing of a Studio Ghibli character he voiced

Based on the quality of this Kiki’s Delivery Service homage, it’s hard to believe that his day job is voice actor and not manga artist.

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