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

Dog days of winter look like much more fun than the heat of summer

These pups are definitely enjoying their winter wonderland.

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Mario enlists help from dozens of Rubik’s cubes in epic stop-motion adventure【Video】

If you are a Mario fan, you are going to love every single bit of this!

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Second super-chic cat cafe in Harajuku will make all your cafe dreams come true

Because nothing says “high-class” more than the company of cats.
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Starbucks Japan announces its lucky bag for 2017 – feel free to start lining up now

In order to figure out what might be in the bag this year, we have to look to the past to see the future!

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Tiny wool animals and what it takes to make them, like you’ve never seen before!【Photos】

This behind-the-scenes look might make it seem like a tiny house of horrors, but the results are too cute for words!

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New picture book for the cat fanatic that loves furry balls

We kid you not, this book has the stones to feature a very specific part of a male cat’s anatomy.

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Final Fantasy XV Gladiolus cosplay is as gorgeous as the game itself 【Photos】

We would gladly take more of this Gladiolus cosplay!

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Star Wars characters drawn in anime style is the perfect mashup 【Pics】

More Star Wars, we say! More!

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What’s a furisode kimono without sleeves? An incredibly elegant wedding dress【Photos】

Japanese brides are taking control of their Western-style weddings with a uniquely Japanese flair.

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Rurouni Kenshin sumi-e prints are the most wanted holiday gifts on our wish list

Turns out the tales of Battousai the Manslayer make for great ink paintings.

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Chinese period drama mannequin challenge is worth stopping to take a look at 【Video】

Who knew the Song Dynasty was familiar with social media trends!

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Moving Filipino Rogue One promo will cause tears to escape from your eye’s exhaust port【Video】

You’re crying, they’re crying, we’re all crying. As good a reason as any to see the movie!

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Heading to Comiket this year? Be sure to donate blood for a special gift!

Nothing goes better with a weekend in costume than a bag of blood for the Red Cross.

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Anime idols from μ’s boogie down to Japan’s “Love Dance” in epic stop-motion clip 【Video】

Because even figurines find the song extremely catchy.

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Pokémon wedding aims to catch all of our hearts, totally hits the mark 【Photos】

This Pokémon Master couple are also Wedding Masters.

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2016 on track to be (subjectively) worst year yet, so here’s a bunch of amazing cats!【Photos】

Here’s a roundup of the best pictures of cats from Japanese Twitter users.

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Japanese Twitter users lament that they can only grow potted cats 【Pics】

These people might not have a green thumb, but their results are much cuter.

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Determine the characteristics of a country based on how passports are stamped!

Could this be as accurate as horoscopes, blood-typing and how we make a fist? How could anything match their exact precision?

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Nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a stuffed, cooked turkey plushy

It looks so delicious, but if it’s soft and cuddly, we’ll take that too!
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High fashion meets Pokémon to create clothing that only the elitest of the elite four can afford

Loaded and love Pokémon? There is a $1,300 skirt that has your name on it.

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