Meg Murphy

Born in the southwest United States, Meg exchanged eternal summers for eternal rain when she relocated to Seattle in 2007. After finishing school, she decided to try and put her degree to good use- coming to Japan in April 2011 with no solid plans, and has been here ever since. An avid traveler and adventurer, always up for a challenge. A vegetarian for most of her life, on a quest to find delicious, non-meaty eats. She'd like to think she's creative and artistic, but that's up for debate. She also enjoys normal people things too, like music, movies, and cats. Because there can never be too many cats in one's life.

All Stories by Meg Murphy

Japanese gamer creates anime Your Name’s rural town in Minecraft, and it’s mind-blowing【Video】

Explore the film’s magical world for yourself in a whole new way.

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A wild Sneasel appears! We discover a rare Pokémon hot-spot in Nara Prefecture

The park is known for its colorful flower gardens, and now for its abundance of Pokémon too!

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Japanese railway company selling retro electric locomotive to “whoever wants it”

Ever wanted a train car of your own? Well here’s your chance!

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We turn Japanese bamboo shoot rice dish into a delectable dessert【RocketKitchen】

This sweet treat will give rice pudding and bread pudding lovers the best of both worlds.

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Hangry teen arrested for setting fire to buildings because curry shop was closed

Never get between a boy and his curry.

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“Kitten-milk scented” lip gloss promises to make you feel like you’ve just kissed a cat’s nose

Just in case bottled cat-forehead scent wasn’t enough!

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Kyoto-based kimono company releases stylish new looks for men in their spring collection

They’re at it again, combining modern design with traditional wear, creating even more amazing looks for spring.

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Laser-cut paper combines kirigami and origami art forms into one beautiful creation

Up your origami game with these intricate cut paper designs.

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Celebrate pancakes with a maple syrup bath at this famous Japanese hot spring resort

Sweet dreams are made of baths with a maple syrup.

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Groovy cats spin us right round with their DJ-ing skills【Video】

Your cat scratches the furniture? These cats scratch tracks.

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Instant noodle company combines yakisoba noodles with fermented natto bean topping

If you’ve been too hesitant to give natto a try, this may be the way to start!

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Japanese cosplayer shows ingenious way to fake muscles using silicone push-up bras

Perfect for cosplay, or for when you want them muscles without the work.

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A crime of jealousy? Horrific scene emerges after cat attacks princess doll

The house apparently wasn’t big enough for the both of ’em.

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Miniature food artists are at it again, now with sushi, sake, and more traditional Japanese food

We know there’s a reason we love tiny food, but we just can’t put our finger on it.

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Wagakki Band releases new teaser video, third album on sale soon!【Video】

The popular group has played sold-out shows overseas and now they’re ready to release their third album!

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Rurouni Kenshin mobile game announced for release this spring alongside new series arc

You can preregister for the game now!

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Downloadable content announced for new Legend of Zelda game before the game’s release

While some are excited about the prospect, others… not so much.

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Twitter user shares her cakey creation that looks just like a plate of curry rice

Curry or cake…. Why not both?

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“Magikarp, use splash!” Mysterious Pokémon mobile app game to be released this spring

Is it finally Magikarp’s time to shine?

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11th annual Mister International contest crowns its most handsome winner【Photos】

Out of the 35 contestants, where does Japan place?

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