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

Häagen-Dazs’ beloved mochi ice cream is back with a new black sesame syrup flavor

The mochi ice cream series brings back an old favorite, and introduces an enticing new flavor!

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Japanese mother travels to Egypt, strikes silly poses in masked Pharaoh hoodie

Not quite walking like an Egyptian, but we’ll take it!

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Here is a collection of sweet and silly cats to help warm you this winter 【Photos】

Cats of Twitter unite to give you some warm fuzzies.

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Japan’s Self-Defense Forces take “radio calisthenics” to an interesting new level

Need to amp up your morning exercise routine? We’ve got you covered.

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Japanese high schooler awarded by police chief for cleaning up litter on city street on her own

She alone collected 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of garbage!

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Otaku group gives own twist to popular “Love Dance”, internet can’t get enough 【Video】

These pro otaku dancers are too cool for school.

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Here are our top 5 picks of Starbucks Japan’s limited-time Frappuccino releases from 2016

Sweet dreams are made of these.

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Ginza Cozy Corner is back with their traditional “osechi” style cake set and more

There’s no sweeter way to celebrate the New Year!

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Famous Japanese “talent” Becky to appear on special Fuji TV New Year’s program

Joining her will be famed educator Hirotada Ototake, who was also caught up in a scandal this year.

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Popular racing game developer Genki begins countdown, fans’ expectations build

Is a new release of Tokyo Xtreme Racer on its way?

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Sanrio characters Hello Kitty, Daniel, and Gudetama join in the new “Koi Dance” craze

Everyone seems to be getting caught up in the “Love Dance”!

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For one Japanese Twitterer, this Christmas spelled tragedy for her turtleneck top

Others find the look reminiscent of Castle in the Sky‘s long-armed robots.

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Move over KFC! Japan is serving slices of New York-style pizza for 99 yen this Christmas

Enjoy a 99-yen (US$0.99) highball with your pizza too!

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Japanese Twitter user spends eight years stacking toilet paper cores, completes entire wall

“It looks like a beehive!”

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New white nurse uniforms use non-transparent fabric to hide underwear, receive backlash from men

“The technology is great, but from a man’s point of view….”

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Japanese cats appear to be building resistance to cat-deterrent spikes, Twitter reveals【Photos】

Spikes are no match against Japan’s supercats!

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We bring you three more traditional Japanese recipes from centuries past

This time on the menu – octopus sushi bowl, flower-shaped eggs, and an “ice cube” tofu dessert!

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Peace-making Great Pyrenees is everything the world needs this year 【Video】

When this dog’s human siblings start to fight, he steps right in to put a stop to it.

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Popular pretty-boy of Twitter fulfills promise, posts pic of his makeup-less face and pit hair

Followers seem more impressed by his armpit hair than they are by the dramatic change of look.

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Tokyo Comic-Con wasn’t just fun, it was delicious, and here’re our top picks from its food booths

With things like sumo-wrestlers’ hot pot and beef sushi, the event was a feast for all of the senses!

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