KK Miller

Writer After falling in love with Totoro and always thinking how delicious Satsuki’s bento looked, KK Miller continued to study about Japan all the way through university. Frequent time was spent between learning about Japanese history and rereading Harry Potter for the bajillionth time. A year abroad in Japan only cemented her decision to live in Japan, so she moved here right after completing her degree. Dressing up as a Harry Potter character every Halloween since being in Japan, KK continues to spread the magic and her love of Totoro and Harry Potter to everyone around her. While Satsuki’s bento turned out to consist of all the Japanese foods she doesn’t like (umeboshi, dembu, and whole grilled fish), she continues to enjoy Japan through traveling, photography and writing.

All Stories by KK Miller

Japanese beer company Sapporo releases special-edition can to support Kumamoto Castle recovery

Be sure to spend the drinking funds for your cherry blossom viewing party on these beautiful cans.

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High school swimming club makes a splash with their synchronized performances【Video】

The pool might be shallow, but their show has a lot of depth!

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Matching couple has us all scrambling to achieve coordinated relationship goals【Photos】

Because what is life worth if you can’t share it with a partner who will plan out an entire matching wardrobe?

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Golden retriever watches his human until he falls asleep for the most heart-wrenching reason

Chinese owner had to dig up the dog’s past to find the reason for the strange behavior.

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Mythbuster’s Adam Savage explores Ghost in the Shell’s coolest practical effects【Video】

The Hollywood Ghost in the Shell turned to master prop makers from Weta Workshop to achieve their detailed practical looks.

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Hatsune Miku becomes charming tour guide of Japan in “Oishii” trip music video【Video】

All in the name of promoting Japanese culture and Japanese food!
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Japanese Android OBJECT project might soon be taking your life to the 22nd century

Android experiment OBJECT took over 200 submissions for ideas and produced these four futuristic products.

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How to make your neighborhood more magical – add fish to your open street gutters

It’s not only clean, but it’s beautiful as well.

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Iron Man masterfully rendered in suiboku-ga style evokes ancient feelings

Even in ink-wash, this Marvel hero looks ready to rumble.
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Coco Chanel Cafe in Tokyo is THE spot to test out the latest Chanel makeup product

Chanel is hosting a limited-time cafe in Ometesando, but you won’t just be ordering coffee here.

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Kyoto Board of Education administers English test for teachers with disheartening results

Were the expectations for Japanese English teachers to high…two high…too high?
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Koikeya snack company has a powerful new singer backing their newest product【Videos】

The new line of potato chips seem great, but who’s the singer behind the power ballad?

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Traditional Japanese braiding is in high demand thanks to success of anime Your Name

These “gathered threads” have leapt through time and space to return as popular fashion accessories.

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Osaka resident follows Twitter suggestion and befriends neighborhood crows with shocking result

Don’t mistake crows for being dumb birds. They will remember your face and never forget you!

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Piko Taro is headed to LA for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

Only the biggest names go to the hottest music award show of the year.

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Brick Burger transforms Danish building blocks into scrumptious food to order【Video】

You won’t be able to “Lego” of this page without finding out more about this Lego-like burger.

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Social experiment shows the morality of a small sample of Japanese citizens【Video】

If someone came up to you and said you dropped a $100 bill, what would you do?
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Kong: Skull Island’s exclusive Japanese movie poster reigns supreme over the original

For the first time in forever, this Japanese movie poster seems to be hitting all the right marks.

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These Star Wars inspired dishes allow you to use the light or dark… spectrum of soy sauce

Even a galaxy far, far away needs a dish to dip their fish in.

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy with epic Cup Noodle worthy of a final boss

Thirty years spanning fifteen iconic “final” adventures. Let the feast begin!
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