Krista Rogers

Starting with a love of J-Pop and J-dramas when she was 13, Krista Rogers has left her quiet New England hometown in the States both to study abroad in Tokyo and to work on the JET Program in beautiful Yamagata prefecture. She misses chatting in the local dialect and staging Kamehameha battles in the hallway with her students. Although she's currently working on her master's degree in Boston, she will without a doubt be back in Japan before long and buying way too much at Book-Off and Tower Records again. When she needs a break from schoolwork, Krista enjoys eating yakiniku, figure skating, finding cute cafes, watching Big Bang MVs, and continuing on her quest to catch 'em all.

All Stories by Krista Rogers

Last chance today! Earn a free donut at the Google Home Mini Donut pop-up store in Tokyo

For those who like to indulge in a diet of “hole” foods–just be careful not to take a bite out of one of the speakers by mistake! 

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Exasperated Tokyoite can’t escape Halloween, discovers Halloween personified in his taxi driver

It’s been almost one week since Halloween has come and gone, but one holiday story is still making Japanese internet users smile.

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30th anniversary celebratory Ranma 1/2 Cafes to open in three major Japanese cities【Pictures】

Longtime Ranma fans can indulge in a bevy of lovingly crafted dishes with clever nods to the series and even experience some VR entertainment while waiting for their orders. 

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon revealed to be the last Pokémon RPGs for the Nintendo 3DS

A number of clues point to the most likely candidate for Pokémon‘s console successor. 

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Let it be known that the world is not ready for terrifying Macho Pikachu【Pics】

The danger of having too much free time and too much artistic talent.

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Adorable Shiba Inu is famous on Japanese Twitter for refusing to move when she’s having fun【Pics】

We can relate, Doge. We can relate. 

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Detective Conan franchise teams up with Shibuya 109 for a Halloween mystery campaign

Visit the fashion mecca this month to snag some limited Halloween-themed Conan goodies and solve a spooky mystery.

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We shoot for stardom with Japanese restaurant’s 1,300-times-spicier-than-usual curry

Join us for the latest installment of our no-holds-barred reporter biting off more than he can chew (literally, in this case). 

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Japan has a consultation service for homeowners frustrated by cosplayers on their roofs

“Gosh darn it, Hanako, is that the Kamehameha or the Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki they’re practicing this time?”

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Indulge in some ’90s anime nostalgia with Ranma ½ 30th anniversary line of apparel

Don’t worry–wearing the following clothes will not cause you to abruptly switch sexes (unless you’ve previously fallen into a cursed spring and happen to get wet). 

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How to most effectively use your itasha anime car windows for a clever trick

What happens after you roll up this car’s window is bound to give you a good laugh, courtesy of Madoka Magica‘s Mami Tomoe. 

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Hamster house hides a hysterical surprise for its handler【Video】

Get ready for your daily dose of cute under this roof.

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Duty-free shops to open in the immediate arrival area of Narita Airport’s Terminal 2

Travelers to Japan will soon be able shop duty-free as soon as they land, eliminating the need to carry heavy purchases on-board beforehand.  

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Gyu-Kaku campaign brings special veggies and sauce “Vege-Kaku” set to the menu for summer

The popular yakiniku chain is offering the set for the duration of the summer at participating locations throughout Japan.

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Glass Mask themed cafe to open in Osaka next week, delectable dishes and sweet treats abound

Patrons will be able to immerse themselves in the world of a classic shojo manga through this collaborative cafe. 

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An anime film to overtake Your Name? This one might just have what it takes【Video】

This upcoming film slated for a February 2018 release will also mark the directorial debut of female anime screenwriter Mari Okada

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Soccer star Keisuke Honda encourages kids not to play video games to become pros

While an eager audience of children hung onto his every word, his pep talk appears to have ruffled Japanese net users for an amusing reason.

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Japanese net users amused by Tirol Chocolate’s unusual but playful way of sharing big news

Tirol Chocolate, also pronounced as Chiroru Choko in Japan, recently won over fans with their rather unconventional way of announcing that the company president was changing. 

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Cuttlelola’s electric DotsPen is now available for purchase for artists in Japan

This one-of-a-kind pen is ready to put a new spin on Pointillism art in the 21st century. 

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Japanese commercial for upcoming Dragon Quest XI evokes nostalgia and excitement all at once

“Now, the time for heroes has come again” …those very Heroes who used to stay up past their bedtimes and come to dinner late when on a quest!

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