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

Kyoto yakiniku restaurants offer up blue meat and drinks for Japan’s World Cup fever

Has World Cup madness gone too far for the Samurai Blue?

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Entire Internet bonds over a “smashing” gesture of kindness from Japanese online game seller

An unexpected gift causes one online buyer to joyfully relive Christmas Day of ’99 again.

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Step into the old pleasure quarters of a former red light district at this Japanese inn

This Japanese ryokan with a colorful past offers a modest place to stay near some major city attractions. 

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Make your “miracle romance” come true with this anime-inspired Sailor Moon ring

In the name of the moon, pledge your eternal love to someone special with Usagi’s very own engagement ring from Mamoru

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Turn unwanted fat into next month’s rent at new exercise-themed sharehouse in Saitama

Gran Toda’s “Fat Purchasing Campaign” is certainly one of the best incentives to finally get into shape.
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2018 Tohoku Kizuna Festival aims to unite the people of northern Japan

This “Festival of Tohoku Bonds” continues to pay homage to six of northern Japan’s most important annual festivals all at one time and one place.

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Wakayama’s “Umi no Sachi” train line adds a colorful splash to the start of summer

Let a ride on the “Medetai Train”–“Joyous Train”–lift your spirits as we soar into summer!

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Luxurious Sleeping Beauty Taxi service awaits all princesses in Tokyo

When you get that urge to pamper yourself like a princess while traversing the big city.

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Chinese artist transforms herself into 2-D masterpieces with only the use of makeup【Video】

See the Mona Lisa and another Renaissance-era classics come to life…in vivid 2-D! 

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Rain transforms Tokyo Disneyland into a kaleidoscope of breathtaking lights【Photos】

Don’t let the dreary weather dampen your day–your dreams will definitely still come true.

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Whimsical Singaporean sushi chain “Maki-san” opening first location in Japan this summer

I mean, wouldn’t you pay it a visit just for the clever “Roll with Maki-san” catchphrase?

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The one-year countdown officially begins for the end of the Heisei Era

Japan has just one year left with Emperor Akihito before his son ushers in a new era.

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Japan goes crazy for “gaming eggs,” and here’s the super-easy recipe【SoraKitchen】

Here’re the simple secrets behind these mysterious eggs that video game fans and foodies alike have fallen in love with.

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Travel back in time to this timeless Japanese hot spring inn from the Taisho period【Photos】

You can practically taste the nostalgia permeating this Taisho-era ryokan in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Japan creates a hyper-intense fishing game that’s not for the faint of heart【Video】

Fishing enthusiasts–do you think you have what it takes to beat this extreme “God-level fishing game”?

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Anime film Your Name’s director Makoto Shinkai is immortalized in an asteroid’s name

Makoto Shinkai can add one more special achievement to his resume that is quite literally out of this world. 

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Cold Stone Creamery Japan celebrates spring in style with green tea and sakura flavors

The popular ice cream chain recently introduced two new limited-time matcha flavor variations to celebrate the advent of spring.

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Fashion model Yutaro trolls online shoppers in funny April Fools’ Day cosmetics prank

If you guessed the prank is that the model in this picture is actually a man, he makes no secret about that, and the real trick is something else.

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Why are people in their 20s moving outside of Tokyo to Yokohama and other areas?

Expert dishes on important factors that are leading young people to shun living in certain areas of the capital in favor of other suburban centers. 

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Chinese woman dazzles the net with her transformations into Western celebrities【Video】

Young woman transforms herself into Britney, Beyoncé, and T-Swift with only the power of makeup.

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