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

Darling dog can’t stand to let a poor baby cry alone【Video】

If the unhappy baby doesn’t get the parents’ attention, the friendly canine sure will!

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Disney’s Donald Duck gets a big surprise over what’s being served at the all-you-can-eat buffet

Nothing could prepare him for this shock à l’orange.

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Sailor V glasses now available so you can rock fashion from decades past

We spy with our little eye, an iconic pair of anime eyeglass frames from the Sailor Moon franchise.

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Most patient cat ever accepts Japanese bear headwear for perfect photo

Half cat, half Rilakkuma, but all sorts of adorable.

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Strange sleeping pose reveals darling feline’s inner talent

This cat has a musical secret between its paws!

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Gigantic straw Godzilla sculpture appears in Japan – establishes itself as King of Straw-nsters 【Pics】

Hay! Godzilla! Aren’t you a little far from home out here in the field?

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A longer, thinner take on traditional Japanese taiyaki

This delicious treat swam in just in time to say goodbye to fall.

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Shin Godzilla set to leave an imprint on your next drinking adventure

Make your night a “monster” of an evening with this elegant but geeky sake set.

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Official Star Wars Ukiyo-e is back for Round 2!

It’s like they knew exactly which beloved characters were missing in our hearts and our collections.

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Jewelry forged with Japanese sword-making techniques are a cut above the rest

These necklaces not only look extremely chic, but subtly show one’s love of the gorgeous swords/men from Touken Ranbu

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The top five best multiple-hot-spring hotels in all of Japan

This Rakuten Travel list has us packing our tiny towels, ready for an onsen-focused vacation.

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Japanese roofers keep multiple nails inside their mouth in order to work as fast as possible【Video】

At least it should keep the amount of work-time chatter to a minimum.

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Watch this Japanese man make intricate wooden boxes in the Hakone marquetry style【Video】

It takes some good wood, and a greater man, to create these gorgeous designs.

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These hobby corners in Japanese homes make us full of envy – enough to fill a whole corner!

When you have enough of one interest to put it on display, it’s a sign you may need help…or more of that one thing.

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Short film sends you on dizzying journey showcasing the ordinary beauty of Shanghai【Video】

We guarantee you’ve never seen the city like this before.

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Move over, Double Down! KFC has a crazy new way to deliver chicken in the form of the Chizza

Fried chicken doubles up as the foundation of another of our favorite foods: pizza!

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Japanese grandma gets a hot mess of a cake for her 68th birthday【Video】

Because nothing says “happy birthday” better than a potential fire hazard.

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The top-ranked restaurants in Japan, Asia and the world!

These top 10 lists come from our friends at TripAdvisor.

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Disney wants you to dress up the objects that give juice to your electronics

If you ever thought your charging brick looked painfully boring, Disney has a set of stickers just for you.

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Japan has established itself as King of the Thrones【Video】

As long as you are able to find a Western-style toilet.

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