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

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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How Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel continues to captivate guests from around the world

One of Japan’s most famous and historical hotels continues to capture the hearts of guests with its hospitality. Apparently, even Keeanu Reeves is a fan

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Keep your lips hydrated — with green tea lip balm from Kyoto tea maker Gion Tsujiri!

It’s such a pretty green color, you’ll want to lick it … but it’s not candy! 

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Beautiful blue apple jam is taking the Japanese internet’s breath away!

What’s blue and sweet and perfect with toast or yogurt? It’s blue apple jam from Aomori Prefecture!

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McDonald’s Japan offers sweet peach as a “triangle pie”!

How would you like to bite into a flaky pie filled with peach goodness?

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Now you can have karinto crackers flavored with popular sake Dassai!

We’ve already seen sake-flavored Kit Kats; now we have sake-flavored karinto crackers,  made with sake cake from the highly coveted Dassai!

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Nissin’s Cup Noodle gets glamorous birthday makeover!

It’s Cup Noodle’s 45th birthday this year, and the noodles are looking good in a special commemorative package!

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Hello Kitty gets busy again — this time collaborating with an iconic manga character!

Can you guess what character Hello Kitty has teamed up with this time? Hint: it involves a famous character sporting very distinct eyebrows

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Shin Godzilla could be the biggest Japanese live-action movie hit of the year!

The iconic monster is creating a huge blast at the box office in Japan — much bigger than expected!

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Nestlé presents instant matcha green tea…from a coffee machine!

Whoever thought that enjoying a cup of fragrant matcha green tea could be so easy?

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Learn all about enjoying a traditional Japanese-style ryokan inn from this nine-minute video!

Wanting to visit Japan? Now there’s  an easy-to-follow English video guide on enjoying Japanese-style inns known as ryokan!

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Girl Manga Power! Timeless shoujo manga that shine through the decades【Part II】

Here’s part two of our series on girls’ manga that have withstood the test of time!

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Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain develops white cola made from rice!

So, what’s special about this white soda? Well, the main ingredient, for one thing! 

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Now there’s chocolate-flavored soy sauce…for shaved ice!

Wait, is this chocolate-flavored soy sauce, or soy-sauce flavored chocolate sauce?

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Subtly JoJo: These backpacks and short boots should prepare you for some bizarre adventures

This is what a collaboration between popular manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and American outdoor clothing/accessories brand Columbia looks like! 

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Girl Manga Power! Timeless shoujo manga that shine through the decades【Part I】

While some popular manga are fads, others can stay with you for a lifetime.

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The details are in — and things look as adorable as expected for the new Kirby Café!

We’re happy to say that details on the locations, menu and merchandise for the Kirby Café have now been released!

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Sweet soft serve corn ice cream on grilled corn? We try Dominique Ansel’s new Crème de la Corn

Oh, golden corn, how sweet you are — but you’re even sweeter as this new soft serve ice cream on grilled corn from Dominque Ansel Bakery Japan!

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