Meg Murphy

Born in the southwest United States, Meg exchanged eternal summers for eternal rain when she relocated to Seattle in 2007. After finishing school, she decided to try and put her degree to good use- coming to Japan in April 2011 with no solid plans, and has been here ever since. An avid traveler and adventurer, always up for a challenge. A vegetarian for most of her life, on a quest to find delicious, non-meaty eats. She'd like to think she's creative and artistic, but that's up for debate. She also enjoys normal people things too, like music, movies, and cats. Because there can never be too many cats in one's life.

All Stories by Meg Murphy

Long-awaited Moomin theme park in Japan finally announces its planned grand opening

The much-anticipated park will resemble the original park in Finland and allow guests to explore the world of the beloved characters.

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Diamond Route Japan series shows off all the beautiful reasons to travel outside of Tokyo【Videos】

This promotional video series will leave you with chills, planning your next trip to Japan

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Taiwanese man set off by brush of woman’s hair, throws boiling soup on her face【Video】

Victim pays the price for the man’s “fit of rage“.

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Pups pose for photos, make it perfectly clear which of their parents they prefer

Maybe dogs aren’t man’s best friend after all?

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Japanese artist turns child’s coloring book pages into beautiful masterpieces

Who needs adult coloring books when regular kid’s coloring books can look this spectacular?

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R2-D2 Japanese name stamp holder comes to you from a galaxy far, far away….

When it comes to guarding your all-important name stamp, he may be your only hope.

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Sailor Moon and My Melody team up again, this time for a super sweet themed cafe

They’ll be fighting your hunger by moonlight, and winning love all day with these adorable menu items!

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Nintendo announces its next mobile app release: Mario Kart Tour!

The beloved kart racing game will soon be playable even without a Nintendo console.
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Meet and eat nostalgic Sanrio characters from the 80s at limited-time cafe in Tokyo

Tuxedo Sam, Cheery Chums, and other beloved characters from decades past are here to fill your belly.

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Woman delivers baby on passenger train just outside of Tokyo

In the time it took the train to go from one station to the next, a new life had joined the world!

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Japan’s first kaiten-sweets shop brings the fun of conveyor-belt sushi to Valentine’s chocolate

Get your chocolate fix on with a twist for a limited time at SWEETY LOFT in Ginza.

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Traditional Japanese New Year’s display is replaced with an adorably furry substitue【Video】

While the traditional kagami-mochi display is made of pounded rice, this one is made entirely of fluff.

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Japanese American tells of how she was teased in school, and the touching way her mom stepped up

Young Melodee didn’t want to take Japanese-style lunches to school after being teased by classmates, but her mother had the perfect solution.

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What’s the best way to ring in the new year in Tokyo? Try the countdown event at Shibuya crossing

After its first successful year, the “YOU MAKE SHIBUYA COUNTDOWN” event is back for an even bigger celebration this year!

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Bullet train makes departure, mistakenly leaves 200 passengers behind on platform

Japan may have one of the most efficient rail systems in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely free from mishap.

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Japanese Twitter-user shares video captured of “the world’s longest cat”, Internet is impressed

Cat‘s got our tongue, and has us all tricked!

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Overambitious diners set restaurant ablaze trying to grill all-you-can-eat yakiniku

There’s a reason why greed is considered a “deadly” sin.

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Are dried sardines the next new fashion trend? Japanese artist turns snack food into accessories

Each dried fish gets an eye made of Swarovski crystal when being made into these quirky accessories.

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Starbucks Japan announces its second round of festive holiday drinks, coming soon

‘Tis that time of year, for red and green Christmassy cheer!

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Japanese school teacher in hot water for knocking student’s face against chalkboard, other abuse

The teacher had been allowed to teach again despite previous incidents.

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