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

Toyota’s new Mark X car paints a picture that depicts its Japanese roots【Video】

It doesn’t take a wind god and a thunder god to explain how good your car is, but it certainly helps.

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Stunning works of art in various mediums, all inspired by Ghibli classics 【Pics】

Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and other favorites inspire some new masterpieces.

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Purple Witch Hot Pot is the newest Japanese Twitter craze and it looks deliciously poisonous

We promise it will magically warm and fill your empty stomach.

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Aomori mascot shows no fear in front of legendary X Japan drummer Yoshiki【Video】

Nyango Star must have apple-cat nerves of steel as he absolutely kills a performance of X Japan songs in front of a discerning audience.

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Comic about international travel hits the nail on the head about the most bizarre spa behaviors

You miss doing what in Russia?!

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People all over the world wish Mickey Mouse a very happy 88th birthday!【Video】

It helps that he’s willing to travel the globe to receive our birthday wishes.

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Comedy team tackles Naruto tropes to great effect【Video】

Chances are you’ve never seen Naruto like this: live-action and totally in your face!

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Cat finds perfect seat that is equal parts comfortable and badass

You totally want to get mad at it for taking your stuff, but look how cute it is!

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The heartwarming story behind the Starbucks “Green Cup”【Video】

This was no pre-Christmas cup; just a wonderful way to show we’re all connected.
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What’s the highest-paying job in the anime industry?【Video】

The answer may just surprise you! Or turn out to be exactly who you think it is.

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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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