Shannon McNaught

Shannon is originally from New Hampshire in the USA, the land of lots of trees and moose. A love of Japanese music inspired her to study Japanese, and after a year of study abroad during university, she decided to move to Tokyo in 2014. She’s been working, rocking out, and exploring Japan ever since. Shannon currently works as an English teacher and freelance translator. She also manages her own Visual kei news site (linked below). Despite having a wealth of knowledge about more recent music, her ultimate favorite bands tend to hail from the 90’s. Shannon will be happy if you give her tea, pizza, or a cat.

All Stories by Shannon McNaught

Terrifying and mysterious missing-person poster found in Tokyo neighborhood

Have you seen a person with soulless eyes lately? They could be anywhere from four to 20 feet tall.

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Sturgeons in Japanese village outnumber human population, used as marketing strategy

Sometimes, the best way to get your message across is with humor. Fish humor.

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Attack on Titan laundry detergent on sale in Japan for a limited time!

Who can aid you in doing “laundry with no regrets” better than Captain Levi?

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New iPhone XS commercial features a tricked-out “dekotora” truck with a tear-jerking story

It’s not just about being flashy – it’s also about serving others.

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Founder of Japanese supermarket chain arrested on charges of receiving prostitution revenue

Would you still shop here knowing what you know now?

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate commercials feature super catchy song【Video】

You may think you’re already pumped for the release of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 7, but you’re not truly prepared until you can sing this jingle.

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Junon Super Boy Contest finalist wows the Internet with his beauty

He’s like a pretty boy manga come to life.

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Tokyo Disney Parks’ Christmas menus include Jack Skellington sandwich!

If you’ve ever wanted to eat Jack Skellington’s face, now is the time to do it.

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Japan’s Camoufla-view products help you slack off with your smartphone in secret!

No more suffering through those long and boring meetings…until someone recognizes what you’re holding.

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Godzilla and Gundam battle in awesome collaboration video!【Video】

Did you know that Gundam can repel Godzilla’s heat ray? We sure didn’t.

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Abandoned subway station in Tokyo open to the public for a limited time!

Whether you like trains or really old buildings, you’ll want to check out this limited-time attraction in Tokyo.

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Taiwanese cook makes amazing replicas of Japanese characters out of food

Sure, you can do a pretty good doodle of Gudetama, but can you make Gudetama gyoza?

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We did battle with this two-foot tall parfait at Kanariya in Osaka…and finished it!

There is no such thing as “too much parfait” for the SoraNews24 team.

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This famous Princess Mononoke scene took almost two years to draw by hand!?【Video】

A scene like this is probably one of the bigger reasons many modern animators go with CG.

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Win Cardcaptor Sakura cosmetics in the Bandai Spirits lottery!

Bandai Spirits will make you spend all of your money to win these Cardcaptor Sakura goods.

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Hello Kitty’s Retouch Design Series pumps up the 1970’s nostalgia

 

Who knew that Hello Kitty could stay so cute at 45 years old?

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Uniqlo teams up with Alexander Wang for a stylish Heat Tech collection

As the days get colder, this winning combo will help you stay trendy and toasty.

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Tokyo holds event where you can ride a Ferris wheel with the hunk of your dreams

“Yeah, I rode a Ferris wheel with him once,” you can now say after attending this swoon-worthy event.

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Shrine cat takes a nap in a Zen garden【Photos】

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: cats rule the world. Maybe that even includes the spiritual world?

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We got a circus show-girl makeover at Studio Esperanto in Kyoto 【Photos】

Do you want to be glamorous for a day? Studio Esperanto can help with that!

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