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

Seijinshiki 2020: Kitakyushu’s Coming of Age Ceremony dazzles in the Year of the Rat【Photos】

Kitakyushu welcomes its first Coming of Age Ceremony of the Reiwa Era in its typical outrageous fashion(s).

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Here’s what happened when our three middle-aged reporters got makeovers with new makeup for men

“I feel pretty, oh so pretty!”

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Ramen and sweets served together at this stylish ramen cafe in Shibuya【Photos】

An unlikely gourmet combo makes for an “un-unforgettable” experience for our reporter.

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Our latest 10,000 yen food challenge is downing 80 croquettes on top of noodles

Or, as we think of it, “P.K. Sanjun takes on the potatoes at Fuji Soba.”

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Survey reveals 70 percent of Japanese adults believe corporal punishment is necessary

In light of an upcoming law, this survey sought adults’ attitudes towards broad topics related to disciplining children and child abuse.

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Japan votes on the rudest behaviors seen on trains and at stations this year

This year’s ranking includes Kanto vs. Kansai regional variations in addition to the overall list.

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New Tokyo fashion store has free coffee thanks to a kind, extremely generous charity donations

The location is within easy walking distance of JR Shibuya Station in one of Tokyo’s most popular youth districts.

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Our reporter documents his epic fail at designing original SoraNews24 socks at Muji

Nothing like a good pair of socks to remind us that some people are blessed with artistic talent and others, well, aren’t.

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New anime web series based on Pokémon Sword and Shield to get worldwide release next month

Short anime adaptation titled Twilight Wings will focus on the Galar region introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

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Announcing the 2019 Junior and Senior High School Girls’ Buzzword Awards & 2020 predictions

Find out this year’s trendiest slang for Japanese female teenagers and you’ll be grouped in the cool crowd while strutting the streets of Shibuya.

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Buildings used for the emperor’s Daijosai ceremony are open for public viewing until December 8

Now’s your last chance to see structures that can’t be seen again until the ascension of the next emperor.

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Mamoru Hosoda anime classic Summer Wars gets 4DX release with motion seats and theater effects

Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a hit anime film by one of Japan’s most critically acclaimed directors with all of your bodily senses

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A case of the wrong “cat”: unexpected surprise in a toy box fuels laughs online

One Twitter user didn’t find quite what he was expecting inside. 

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We visit the “Island of the Great Gods” in Okinawa, soak in spectacularly stunning scenery

Our reporter leaves convinced that Ogami Island is the hidden home of countless gods. 

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Dam management finds laughably clever way to deter nighttime thrill-seekers in Japan【Video】

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, including this team of workers who used their own local brand of heroism to prank visitors at night. 

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One of Japan’s favorite traditional desserts almost breaks the spirit of SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato

Mr. Sato attempts to eat this traditional Japanese sweet for the first time and realizes that it’s not for novices. Read More

New magazine focused on modern and casual kimono styles launched this month

KIMONOanne. is the place to go whether you’re a kimono pro, beginner, or just invested in modern fashion trends.

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Crafty and creative Twitter user shares how-to videos for dazzling autumn leaf origami

These simple but clever designs are sure to enchant not only the children but the grown-ups as well. 

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U.S. Marine Corps posts sympathetic message over burned Shuri Castle, Twitter debate ensues

Did this one particular response cross a line?

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Soon you can drink your ice cream at Lawson convenience stores throughout Japan

It’s up to you whether you want to count this new beverage product as a drink or as a dessert. 

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