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

Now you can have churrasco style barbecue as rice cracker snacks!

The tasty rice crackers known as Kaki no Tane (literally “persimmon seeds”) have long been a favorite Japanese snack, but would you be willing to trying them in this bold new flavor?

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The treat you’ve been waiting for: watermelon chocolate chip cookies!!

If you like watermelon, you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into these unique treats…and you won’t even have to worry about getting your fingers wet with juice!  

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Discover your stealth skills at THE NINJA exhibit coming to Tokyo in July!

Who hasn’t been fascinated by the ninja and their legendary skills? Well, this special ninja exhibit should certainly help you learn more about their mysterious world!

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These fan-made Luna and Artemis bags available on Etsy look absolutely awesome!

Whether you’re a huge Sailor Moon fan or not, we’re pretty sure you’ll swoon over how cute these Luna and Artemis bags from Etsy Shop DoroteeSweetlips are! 

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Exhibit of goldfish art by Riusuke Fukahori takes our breath away!【Pics】

Artist Riusuke Fukahori’s goldfish creations made of resin are so lifelike, they look like they could start swimming right before your eyes! Read More

Get ready for adventure with these exquisite commemorative Dragon Ball leather goods!

Prepare to be impressed by these beautiful leather goods commemorating the 30th anniversary of the mega-hit anime Dragon Ball!

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FRISK breath mints to debut as cosmetics and skincare products!

How do you turn internationally popular breath mints into a line of cosmetics and skincare items? Here’s how!

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Mickey and Minnie inspire a new cute and handy Japanese kitchen device!

Okay, they’re undeniably cute and stylish, but can you guess what these gadgets are? Hint: you’ll appreciate them particularly in warm weather!

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Frozen fruit used as ice cubes: Colorful, fun, and deliciously refreshing! 【Taste test】

Using frozen fruit as ice cubes in your drink sounded like an awesome idea, so we tried it with seven different fruits, and here’s how they turned out! 

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Is pajama fashion the new trend among young Japanese women?

It certainly looks comfortable, but would you wear it outside?

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Six awesome travel goods you can find at 100 yen shop Daiso!

That’s right, you really can get these items for 100 yen, or just under US$1 each! 

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Pancake cafe from Fukuoka comes to Tokyo — and we love their divinely fluffy pancakes!

Hona Cafe, the popular pancake eatery from Fukuoka Prefecture in southern Japan, has arrived in Tokyo and is offering Tokyoites a taste of sweet, fluffy heaven!

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Special melon and cheese-flavored Kit Kat now available, but only at selected airports!

This new Kit Kat flavor certainly sounds fascinating, but you can only buy them at strictly limited locations!

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Unique soy sauce cruet saucer creates beautiful liquid art right on your dining table!

Who would have thought that the simple act of pouring soy sauce could create an artistic image?

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Prepare your own cup of Kyoto matcha at a cafe in Tokyo … with sweets, of course!

We visited a unique cafe in Omotesando that lets you whip up your own cup of matcha green tea—and have sweet cream-filled bread to go with it, too!

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Disney soy sauce is now on sale in Japan—four different tastes, four cute designs

Yup, in the land of kawaii, even soy sauce gets a Disney makeover.

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Experience the “Color of Water” from a 250-year-old Japanese confection maker!

This beautiful confection with an equally beautiful name is captivating internet users across Japan!

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Traditional Japanese sakura mochi confection meets western pie at Tokyo pie eatery!【Taste Test】

Sakura season in Tokyo isn’t quite yet finished — at least the season for tasting it isn’t!

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Kit Kat Premium Gift Shop now open for limited time near Narita Airport

If you’re coming to Japan and buying Kit Kats is on your list of things to do, you’ll want to check this store out!

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Beautiful marshmallow flowers are in bloom at Tokyo’s Dominque Ansel Bakery!

Sakura season may be over in Tokyo, but we were still able to see some beautiful and sweet flowers bloom at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Omotesando, Tokyo!

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