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

Traditional ukiyo-e masterpieces come to life in modern collaboration with tech giant NEC!

NEC’s creative collaboration with digital artist Atsuki Segawa shows us what it might have looked like if computers existed in Japan during the Edo Period!

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Bling up your computer life with a gold leaf-covered HDD and memory stick!

Add a little shine and sparkle to your computer desk with these gadgets covered with traditional Japanese hand crafted gold leaf.

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Second time the charm? Rumiko Takahashi nominated for Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame!

Manga artist Rumiko Takahashi has received her second nomination for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame, and fans are hoping she’ll be inducted this time!

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New Death Note movie coming in autumn this year, main cast revealed!

The main cast and other details for Death Note 2016 have been announced!

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Get Asahi Super Dry beer in a spring sakura package for a limited time!

It’s still in the middle of winter in Japan, but beer bottles and cans from Asahi are already dressing up for sakura-filled spring!

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu to make on-screen acting debut as samurai lord!

He’s handsome, talented and an Olympic gold medalist. And now, Yuzuru Hanyu will be making his screen debut as a samurai lord in the Edo period!

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Nestlé Japan is giving away Kit Kats that aren’t a special flavor, but solid gold!

Nestlé Japan is starting a membership service for its Kit Kat Chocolatory product line, and it comes with a chance to win an actual gold Kit Kat!

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These ukiyo-e style renditions of Lupin the Third characters just might steal your heart!

Well, now we know that the stylish characters of the hit anime Lupin the Third look awesome as ukiyo-e drawings in traditional Japanese clothing!

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Get ready for a cherry-blossom-flavored spring with Sakura Butter potato chips from Calbee!

We may be in the dead of winter here in Japan, but snack makers are already coming out with a taste of Spring.

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Get your cute fix for the day with these amazing hamster figures created by Yumi Nakano

We certainly hope you enjoy looking at rows and rows of cute things, because that’s exactly what we have in store for you here!

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A feast for the eyes — Sailor Moon Art Exhibit is coming to Tokyo this April!

Sailor Moon fans can look forward to an exciting treat in the coming months — an art exhibit in the fashionable Roppongi district of Tokyo!

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Express your love this Valentine’s season…with udon noodles topped with a humongous heart!

Your significant other not big on sweets? Then these udon noodles filled with a lot of “heart” may be the perfect treat this Valentine’s Day!

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Hokkaido’s Shikaribetsuko Kotan — the beautiful village of ice that melts away in the spring

Imagine a beautiful remote lake in Hokkaido. Now, how would you like to stay there in a village made entirely of ice that exists only for one winter season?

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Presenting the Kit Kat Chocolatory Moleson — the first ever Kit Kat with toppings!

Kit Kats with tasty fruit and nut toppings? What more could you want?

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Premium green tea from Kyoto meets fine chocolate — and it’s a match made in sweets heaven!

What happens when renowned Kyoto tea makers are inspired by fine French chocolates? You get stunning and mouth-watering sweets like these!

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What’s furry and wet and irresistibly cute? Otters … in your bath! [Video]

Ever wonder what it would be like to take a bath with some cute otters? Well, this lucky Twitter user gets to do exactly that — right in his own home!

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Japanese confection maker offers students support with lucky four-leaf clover rice cakes!

Confectionary maker Suehiroan is hoping these daifuku rice cakes decorated with a four-leaf clover will provide encouragement for students taking entrance exams!

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Pop and colorful personalized charms from Tokyo temple may be the answer to your problems!

A Buddhist temple in Tokyo is now offering custom-made omamori charms, and their brilliant colors and designs are…well, nothing short of “charming”!

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Celebrate the coming of spring by feasting on an enormous, $200 luxury Ehomaki roll!

Let’s see what tempting (and pricey) Ehomaki rolls are on offer at Tobu Ikebukuro Department Store this year to celebrate the coming of spring on Setsubun day.

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New limited edition blue, heart-shaped Pocky designed for maximum happiness

Popular Japanese snack Pocky has had a makeover and they’re now available heart-shaped and in “lucky” blue for a limited time!

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