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

McDonald’s Japan to introduce a super cheap Value Lunch menu

Satisfy your midday McDonald’s cravings without breaking the bank!

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Day in the life of unusual Japanese fashion trends: Our writer wears her bra over her shirt

Will people really think you’re trendy, or will they just wonder if you got dressed in the dark?

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Become a rocking cat with the Yoshikitty Narikiri Face Pack!

This is what happens when you combine Hello Kitty with one of Japan’s biggest rock stars!

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Japanese mandarin-orange-flavored potato chips make a comeback!

Enjoy the crisp, salty taste of potato chips with a blast of…mandarin orange?

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Legends of Japanese visual rock to come together to perform at Visual Japan Summit 2016

This October is going to get a little crazy in Tokyo.

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We visited Fukuoka’s Museum of Mysteries and we still have no idea what we saw

Who knew you could find so much in such an isolated location?

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Crazy Japanese alarm clock features the sound of Mom’s cooking

Can’t get out of bed in the morning? Japan has one possible solution.

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Could this be the reason why Alola Raichu is so darn cute?

Well, I guess it’s not too far out of the realm of possibility…

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Digimon lovers, it’s time to accessorize with Super Groupies collab goods!

Tired of hearing about Pokémon Go? Let’s talk about Digimon…in style.

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Japanese Twitter users reveal the logic behind the 5K eggs in Pokémon Go

Just how long is it supposed to take to hatch those eggs?

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Tips on protecting yourself from the stinging inferno of Japan’s “burn bugs”

Whatever you do, don’t smack it!

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Venture through the Tokyo Metro Network to complete the Ghibli Quiz Rally!

Would you like to go on a scavenger hunt through Tokyo Metro’s maze of subways with Studio Ghibli? Well, if you’re in Tokyo between July and September, you’re in luck!

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All aboard the Catbus at Ghibli Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration!

Okay, there isn’t actually a working Catbus there, but you can see the next best thing!

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In Japan and the rest of the world, 2017 comes with a bit of extra time thanks to the leap second

Have you ever wished you had just a little more time? Well, you should have been more specific!

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Tiny houses are back and more versatile than ever with Yadokari and Enjoyworks’ Skeleton Huts!

Would you like your new tiny house in Small or Large?

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Judge your state of health just by looking at your…feet?

Skip the doctor’s office and look deep into your sole.*

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Tottori’s shrines have some of the most adorable charms you’ve ever seen!

Attract good vibes in style.

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Pata the Otter celebrates her 20th birthday with a photo exhibit!

You otter brace yourself for a wave of cuteness.

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Big eyes, small face, slender arms and legs…here’s the ideal woman you’ve been praying for!

Sometimes you have to search outside the box to find what you’ve been hunting for.

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Want to know how hard they’ll pursue you? The secret to romance is all in the hands!

If you really want to know if someone’s going to chase you for love, ask if you can take a quick peek at their fingers.

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