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.

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This beautiful video displays two very different sides of Japan【Video】

Japan’s diversity of culture and landscape is encapsulated in just three minutes.

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We visit “Bonchi,” a super-size gourmet restaurant in Yamanashi Prefecture

This restaurant will challenge even the most massive of appetites.

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Lipton to release Sakura Milk Tea for cherry blossom season!

Sakura season is just around the corner, and Lipton will help you prepare.

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Evangelion Store popularity contest reveals surprising results for a former fan favorite

When the popularity of an Evangelion pilot falls, apparently it falls fast.

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Japan makes card game to help kids raise disaster prevention awareness

How do you get kids interested in natural disaster preparedness? With a game, of course.

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Japanese soccer team receives worldwide praise for behavior at Asian Cup

Japan may have lost the match, but they got brownie points for something not related to athletic skill.

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Surprising amount of Japanese people find going to see their friend’s new baby annoying

Childbirth may have been a big deal for you, but it’s not necessarily for everyone else.

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Capybaras celebrate winter in luxurious mikan bath【Photos】

Hot springs aren’t only for humans.

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Uncle and netizens confused about child’s low grade on math assignment

Have you ever had a teacher this strict?

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Olympic figure skaters cosplay as game characters in new Magia Record commercial 【Video】

It turns out that Olympic medalists aren’t only amazing at sports – they’re also great cosplayers.

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The surprising source of the Ohmus’ voices in Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

You’d never guess how the sound effect for an Ohmu’s voice was produced.

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Fate/Grand Order anime game will head to conventions in the USA for a tour this spring!

Experience more than just the game in your town.

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Hamster chills out in mandarin orange skin, looks adorable 【Video】

If I saw this inside my mikan, I don’t think I’d be angry.

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Ruined Doraemon doll is repaired by friend in heartwarming story

It’s amazing what a little TLC from a friend can do for your childhood memories.

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Meet Japan’s adorable otter YouTuber, Chiitan!【Video】

Are you this adorable sleeping in a tiny futon?

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One Piece announces Tony Tony Chopper bridal rings, DIY jewelry service

One Piece and accessory store U-Treasure had two awesome announcements just in time for the holiday season.

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How we enjoyed Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea’s Christmas parades

What better way to celebrate Christmas than in the Land of Dreams?

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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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