Kay

Writer / Translator

Kay is a native Japanese who has lived in Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. She currently resides in Tokyo and enjoys writing about a wide range of topics, including all things cute and glamorous. She also loves stories about any type of food, from gourmet cuisine to junk food. Her favorite pastimes include reading, going to the movies, watching American T.V. dramas and shopping. (Yes, she is painfully aware that she owns too many bags and shoes.) She also loves to travel and has visited over 25 different countries. Her favorite place to go on vacation is New York, an amazing city where you can enjoy the best of shopping, dining, art and theater.

All Stories by Kay

These delicate sake glasses decorated with ukiyo-e style cat art are simply delightful

Let adorable traditional ukiyo-e cat art add to your drinking pleasure! 

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New Japanese internet ad features … the 10-second fried rice challenge! 【Video】

So, how fast do you think you can stir up a plate of fried rice? This ad tries to do it in 10 seconds!

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Jam from Village Vanguard captures not only the sweetness but the beauty of flowers as well!

This alluring jam containing actual flower petals is not just sweet to taste but also gorgeous to look at!

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Join in the holiday cheer by drinking a baked apple at Starbucks Japan this winter

As their third holiday drink this year, Starbucks Japan will be offering baked apples in drinkable form – served either hot or cold! 

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Decorate your bag and clothes with these totally adorable pin-free brooches!

These furry brooches look amazing … and the best part? You don’t have to worry about creating holes in your clothes or bags! 

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Get your sugar fix with a giant Pon de Ring doughnut from Mister Donut this Holiday Season!

If you want to enjoy a larger-than-life doughnut in Japan this winter season, hurry and place your order with Mister Donut now!

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The Japanese water cake returns to the Twitterverse …. in cat form!

Remember the irresistibly jiggly-looking water cake we reported on two years ago? Well, someone just got creative and made a totally adorable version of it!

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Too-cute-to-eat Mickey and Minnie Japanese confections melt our heart!

Mickey and Minnie have been turned into sweet Japanese confections this winter, and one thing’s for sure: they’re way too adorable!

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In the mood for meat? Try Lotteria’s $20 Matsuzaka beef burger… for three days only!

Fast-food chain Lotteria is the place to go to if you want some famous Japanese beef and a side of real wasabi!

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Relax in a bath that smells like … miso soup and ramen with these bath powders from Japan!

You may want to refrain from using these yummy-smelling bath powders when you’re hungry!

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A cute Russian character transformed into yummy Japanese doughnuts? Yes, please!

A character from Russian children’s literature and Japanese doughnuts may sound like an unexpected combination, but the results sure look sweet!

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30th Anniversary collaboration results in vivid, eye-catching Dragon Ball T-shirts!

For die-hard Dragon Ball fans who can’t  bear to be parted from the characters of their favorite series! 

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Get your beer in artistic cans featuring work by ukiyoe master Hiroshige!

This winter season, enjoy some fine Japanese art along with your beer!

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Let beautiful Japanese patterns bloom in your shoes with these insoles from REGALERIA!

It’s almost like keeping a secret garden or painting hidden inside your shoes!

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Get your magical pink and blue curry from Japan’s Village Vanguard!

Now, this is certainly unlike any curry we’ve seen before! 

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Ted the delinquent teddy bear has his own cafe and bar in Tokyo!

Interestingly, the foul-mouthed teddy bear seems to have a bit of a following in Japan, enough for him to get his own cafe and bar!

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The secret blowfish auction — trading for deadly but tasty fugu 【Video】

Get a glimpse of how one of Japan’s delicacies, the poisonous fugu fish, is traded at auction!

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JoJo’s Bizzarre Adventure Part 4 coming to theaters in 2017 as live action movie!

One of Japan’s most iconic manga series is getting a live action movie adaptation … but fans don’t seem too enthusiastic about the prospect!

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Japanese horror icon Sadako collaborates with Snickers in yummy commercial!

Horror meets chocolate in this Japanese commercial for Snickers. Are the results sweet … or creepy? 

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Get into the Halloween spirit with a bit of purple sauce in your cheeseburger!

Fast food chain Lotteria’s Halloween promotion inlcudes a cheeseburger … with bright purple sauce

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