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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This Robo Chef will make you perfect fried rice without any need to lift a heavy wok

Our reporter couldn’t get enough of this kitchen machinery that requires no more physical exertion than simply throwing in the ingredients.

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Four lucky towns in Fukushima Prefecture will receive a Chansey Pokémon Park

Fancy having a play date with Chansey?

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On Halloween, turn any character into a wounded zombie version with these few simple steps【Pics】

Our reporter shares her pro tips for applying wound makeup for her masked, zombie version of fan-favorite Harley Quinn this year.

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The world’s best invention is now even better in the form of a specially built gaming kotatsu

Game enthusiasts and kotatsu enthusiasts now have something to be doubly enthusiastic about together.

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When life doesn’t give you expensive tuna, build a tuna fishing vessel plastic model instead

We wanted to eat fresh-from-the-boat tuna but couldn’t, so we did the next most logical thing and built a realistic tuna fishing boat instead.

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We joined the 10,000 otaku who recently congregated in Madrid for Japan Weekend

Our visiting Japanese reporter shares her thoughts on the Spanish capital’s tribute to Japanese culture in its various forms.

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The Japanese Internet chooses the top too-sexy-for-their-own-good male voices in anime

Find out whose voices melt listeners’ hearts just a little bit every time they open their mouths.

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The number of elderly people in Japan this year has yet again smashed multiple records

Japan’s labor shortage is so bad that the government is even recruiting old folks who are willing to work.

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Japanese home center emergency evacuation set could save your life, make you look like a goldfish

How does this one stack up against Muji’s recent disaster preparedness kit?

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The popular Night at the Aquarium: Lots of Sex exhibit returns to Tokyo’s Sunshine Aquarium

We bet you’ve never read the words “sexy” and “fish” in the same phrase before.

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Here’s what happens when Cowboy Bebop’s star voice actor tries imitating a bird【Video】

Koichi Yamadera: The Man, the Myth, the Pigeon.

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Limited-time One Piece-themed Wonda canned coffees are now on sale in Japan!

You can collect a total of 44 unique designs featuring fan-favorite characters from the best-selling manga series in Japanese history.

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We assembled an Edo period-style tea-carrying mechanical doll【Pics, videos】

The jury’s still out on whether it’s creepy, cute, or creepy-cute.

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National Film Archive of Japan releases shocking historical videos of 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake

A new publicly accessible website compiles contemporary footage of the deadliest natural disaster in Japanese history into a 64-minute film.

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Dance the decades away with Travis Japan on their newly dedicated YouTube channel

The Johnnys’ Jr. group also feeds our love for nostalgic and classic J-Pop.

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The most brilliant summer homework idea ever: Eat wagyu for Yakiniku Day

Teachers, feel free to assign us this year’s and next year’s homework while you’re at it!

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Coming soon to Japan’s Family Mart convenience stores: A whole lot of digital signage

The Family Mart of the future plans to use plenty of electronic advertising to assault your senses.

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Samurai luxury — Renovated 400-year-old ryokan near Chiba’s coast can be yours to rent【Photos】

The inn is actually an upgraded traditional Japanese house that’s continuously served as a residence for officials for more than 400 years.

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Tottori Prefecture is holding a Pokéfuta stamp rally for a chance to win some sumptuous prizes

Pokélovers can have fun taking in the local sights AND entering a lottery to win some local delicacies.

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What it’s like to apply for and receive a vaccine passport in Japan for travel abroad

Our reporter shares some important things to know if you’ll be applying for a vaccine passport within Japan.

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