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 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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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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