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

Interactive art exhibit in Tokyo lets you play with koi, walk through endless crystal universe

If you’ve ever wanted to really immerse yourself in a work of art…

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Tokyo-based pet insurance company to offer paid leave for pet-parent employees

Finally, a company that recognizes pets are family too!

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Japanese science museum in deep doo-doo after displaying false facts about poop

Oopsie-poopsie! This science museum reminds us all of the importance of doing proper research.

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Twitter is abuzz over mindblowingly life-like Haikyū!! character figures at Universal Studios Japan

With details down to the last hair follicle, it’s hard to believe these guys aren’t real!

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Five life hacks from Japan to help combat those summertime ailments with used tea bags

Turns out that tea bags are pret-tea handy!

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Cow-tongue tacos and spicy tripe soup: Korean girls try authentic Mexican food for the first time

Whatever you do, don’t upset the Mexican mama!

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Hearts are a-flutter over the handsome man behind Japanese city’s hero mascot【Photos】

Forget the mascot – we want the man behind the mask!

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Well-known Old Testament stories manifested as cute zippered pouches【Pics】

All of the miracles you need, in a handy little pouch!

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We gave McDonald’s new honey mustard fries a taste to see if they’re worth your time!【Taste Test】

Not as bold a combination as chocolate fries, but still a tasty match made in fast food heaven.

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How one simple fruit turns any menacing, sword-wielding warrior into a softie

Even the most hardened warrior enjoys some summer fun.

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Internet creeped out by Japanese girl’s Snapchat that seems to have found a ghost

Snapchat: “I see dead people…”

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Long train is looooooooooong: US military freight train is wowing Japanese commenters 【Video】

♪This is the train that doesn’t end, yes it goes on and on and on and on…

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Special edition UNO allows you to play with Mario and co. in a whole new way

When you’re trying to cut back on screen time but still need some Nintendo fun in your life.

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We make French toast from castella cake, and it’s absolutely yums!【RocketKitchen】

How can you make an almost perfect food taste better? Make it with cake!

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Virtual reality game will let you turn kimono-clad girls into spinning, battling tops【Video】

So that’s what the obi is really for!

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Video compilation shows all the hilarious (and dangerous) ways to ride a bike in China

These Chinese cyclists are here to make your morning commute more interesting.

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Son’s schedule for dad on Father’s Day is planned down to the minute, includes alien picture show

So what did YOU do for your father?

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It’s official: Everyone needs one of these little Ghibli music box capsules 【Video】

If you ever needed proof that you can buy happiness…

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The future is now! Star Wars circuit board phone and train pass cases light up without batteries

See this, you must!

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Think kids can’t enjoy a rock festival? Facilities at Fuji Rock Fest will make you think again!

Just because you have a little one in tow doesn’t mean you can’t take a family outing to Japan’s biggest rock music festival.

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