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

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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Horrifying car spotted outside of Tokyo is the stuff nightmares are made of

Nothing better to ensure others keep their distance than a mask with glowing, soul-sucking eyes.

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This year’s quest for Valentine’s chocolate from strangers takes unexpected turn for our writer

After last year’s success, this year could only be better, right?

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Sailor Moon musical to be released on DVD next month, footage available online【Video】

Weren’t able to make it to a performance of the anime stage show? Not to worry, you can now watch it anytime you want!

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Scottish fold cat shows just how perfectly he fits into this shipping box【Video】

It’s almost as if it were meant to be.

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Final Fantasy VII projection mapping is dazzling guests at Sapporo’s Snow Festival【Video】

Cloud’s snowy face-off against Sephiroth just got much more intense!

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Two-day event will bring unique Japan-inspired steampunk style to Harajuku

The fashion center of Tokyo is the place to be this April!

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Japan announces plans to take in 300 Syrian refugees over the next five years

Efforts will double the number of refugees taken in previously.

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“Homeroom Cafe” promises to get your heart a-flutter with handsome waiters in school uniform

This limited-time cafe is only open through Valentine’s Day!

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2020 Tokyo Olympics introduces its official ambassadors in new video, anime fans rejoice

Some of the most famous faces of anime are ready to welcome you to the 2020 Games!

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Five fun and fashionable items from Japan to stave off those winter chills

These products may actually have you enjoying wintertime!

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Chocolate and rice?!? Chocolate curry brings odd combination to the table for Valentine’s Day

Now you can have a romantic dinner and chocolate all wrapped up in one package!

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Four-year-old drummer is totally cute, kills in covers of X-Japan and PPAP【Videos】

Torataro’s been drumming since he was in diapers, and he’s not messin’ around!

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Animate Cafe ready to serve Black Butler-inspired menu this February, including a black burger

The menu also includes delicious anime-themed desserts and an extensive selection of interesting drinks!

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Cafe in Tokyo is a quiet haven for book lovers, provides magical desk space for readers

This place will make you feel like you’ve been whisked away into a mystical story world.

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Make your special day even more memorable with Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel at your wedding

For the bride who needs everything Hello Kitty in her life!

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University girls in China use urinals to reduce waste, save 160 tons of water per day【Video】

These urinals simplify the call of nature and save the environment with each flush!

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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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