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A quick glance at this particular YouTube channel will usually spur two reactions. The first is a cursory look over the shoulder with an alt-tab maneuver ready to go should an unsuspecting…

With her bright eyes, pastel-colored headscarves and distinct singing voice, Ran Widya (known as simply Rainych online) is easily one of the most recognizable YouTube artists. A well-known figure when it comes…

My copy of The Housekeeper and The Professor lies on my coffee table. Just moments ago, I turned its last page and said goodbye to a beautiful cast of characters, each funny,…

Sashaying through the lobby of At-home Café’s newest and largest outpost in Akiba Culture Zone seems like the only appropriate way of moving through the space. It’s rare that I would feel…

Imagine a dainty bracelet with a pattern of bird’s feathers, a jungle gym ball pendant and a ring inspired by daikon peelings. These descriptions are a far cry from what one would…

My largest tattoo spans the length of my right thigh and is wider than the palm of my hand. The design is of Eden, a Guardian Force and one of the “good…

Among locals and residents of Japan, few can claim they’ve made it from the bottom to the top of Mount Fuji. Victor Gonzalez has not only climbed the symbolic volcano once; he…

Sophie is delightfully chipper despite it being 9am on a Sunday morning. It’s early by most measures in this city that never sleeps, but for someone who has as much on her…