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

Our Japanese reporter rewatches first episode of Dragon Ball, concludes Bulma’s a psychopath

Seiji’s warm and fuzzy childhood memories are dampened by the sudden realization that Bulma’s actually more than a little bit crazy.

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A funny thing happened on the way to Japan: Guess that anime song!

A Japanese musician describes his delightfully surprising encounter with a fellow music and anime lover from Europe.

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Blind Filipino girl Elsie stuns with her mature singing voice【Videos】

The young girl with a voice to rival legendary singers has perfected the art of singing in English–a language she doesn’t even speak.  

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Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura wins 2018 Air Guitar World Championships in Finland【Video】

23-year-old Japanese minor celebrity figuratively smashes her competition to become number one in the world.  

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Who knew that Kumamoto Castle was a Transformer hiding in plain sight all this time?

Kumamoto Castle may be more than meets the eye

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Terminally ill father accompanies bride down the aisle in tear-jerking Philippine wedding

Get ready to break out the tissues for some of the most bittersweet feels you’ve ever felt.

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Pokémon’s Professor Oak, Cowboy Bebop’s Jet Black passes away at age 67

The world mourns the passing of another anime legend.

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Japanese net users react to the results of the 2018 Global Liveability Index

Two Japanese cities made this year’s list of the Top Ten Most Liveable Cities in the World.

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Dragon Ball’s Lord Beerus shows up at mortal’s house, lowly humans beware!【Cat cosplay】

If there’s one lesson that the Dragon Ball anime has taught us in recent years, it’s that you should never cross a God of Destruction (without cup noodles).

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Mr. Sato tries to eat a cheap beef bowl, gets a massive, luxurious surprise in the process

Why could Mr. Sato possibly be freaking out over this delectable beef bowl?

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Surprisingly simple and fast process of hand-lettering store’s name on glass awes net users

Aka that time when watching the paint dry really was fun.

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Japanese publishers team up for a “Stop! Pirated manga” online campaign

The fight against the illegal distribution of manga online is somewhat ironically led in part by a famous pirate character.

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Our reporter goes on a one-night, three-day “Extreme New Zealand Trip” over the weekend

Join our Japanese-language correspondent P.K. Sanjun on his whirlwind time-warping tour of Auckland, which still got him back in time for work on Monday.

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Japanese rocker shares granny’s art online, Twitter goes wild, she sends note of thanks in return

Don’t sweat it if you find yourself tearing up at this simple but sweet gesture to get an obaachan the recognition she deserves. 

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Mom shares life-changing tip to stop her kids from fooling around on her smartphone

Here’s one way to keep your kids’ hands off your phone…and possibly give them some nightmares to boot. 

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Veteran anime voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi displays hidden artistic talent… yet again!

Perhaps the 52-year-old voice of Inuyasha and Ranma should seriously consider a mid-life career change to manga artist?

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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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