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

Yoku Moku’s Cigare cookies to become available in new matcha flavor!

The internationally popular cigar-shaped cookie will be getting its first new flavor in 13 years!

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Spice up your dental hygiene — with mint chocolate flavored toothpaste from Japan!

Who ever said that brushing your teeth had to be boring?

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Kit Kat Chocolatory to celebrate opening of Ginza store with sushi Kit Kats!

Good news for Kit Kat fans! Not only is a new Kit Kat specialty store set to open, it’ll be giving away sushi Kit Kats!

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Moon Prism Power Makeup — with actual base and foundation from Shiseido Maquillage!

You’ve seen Sailor Moon transformed by the magic of Moon Prism Power, but now the series has collaborated with Shiseido to create real makeup that girls can actually use!

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Is this $900 box of Japanese chocolates the perfect indulgence for sweets lovers?

How much would you be willing to spend on a box of chocolates (and some quality tea thrown in for good measure)? 

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Magical senzu beans from Dragon Ball now available in chocolate form!

Now Dragon Ball fans can have fun saying, “Here, have a senzu bean!” while giving out pieces of chocolate!

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Feeling cold? Relax over a hot cup of fragrant sakura tea from Lipton!

A uniquely Japanese tea flavor will be available this spring from Lipton — sakura!

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Traditional Japanese kimono patterns meet chocolate with stunning and sweet results

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we know we’ll be seeing some amazing chocolates in the coming weeks, but these simply took our breath away!

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Enjoy guilt-free chocolate indulgence… with chocolate incense!

You may not be able to taste the sweetness, but you’ll certainly feel like you’re surrounded by chocolate, and without the calories too!

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First image from live action JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure live action movie released!

Fans were treated to a first look at an image from the JoJo live action movie over New Year’s, but it seems the response wasn’t exactly enthusiastic.

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Wear your love for JoJo on your feet with these special-edition Converse All Stars!

Hit manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure meets casual fashion in the form of stylish sneakers

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Decorate your legs with colorful ninja stockings that offer style over stealth!

Ninjas are known for their stealth, but there’s nothing stealthy about these eye-catching stockings

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Unique and possibly creepy earrings by Taiwanese designers will make you look twice!

Wait, are those beetles on your ears? 

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We check out this year’s new “Ultra” Gratin Croquette Burger from McDonald’s Japan

How special are these burgers that they’re calling “ultra?” We try them to find out!

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New official Dragon Ball spinoff manga features … Yamcha!

Fans may fantasize about being a part of the Dragon Ball world, but what if it really happened, except you’re in the story as … Yamcha?

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Fantastic Ghibli-inspired sculpted dragons take our breath away!

Sculptor Emily Coleman’s three-dimensional creations that look like half plant and half mythical beast are an absolute delight to behold!

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Make your own chocolate Mickey and Minnie with Bandai’s new “create-your-own” Disney snacks!

Have some creative, sweet fun with these “make-it-yourself” Disney-themed chocolate snacks!

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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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