Tag Archives: Japan

Jiro Dreams of a Sushi Book

Jiro Dreams of a Sushi Book

Rebecca Angel’s teens took a sushi class and watched ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ an inspiring documentary about the most famous sushi restaurant in the world. Now Jiro has come out with a pocket-sized, simple beauty guide to his famous menu in ‘Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy.’ Read More


Stormdancer: The Lotus War Book One

Stormdancer: The Lotus War Book One

Japanese steampunk. Yeah, I said Japanese steampunk. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff is a dystopian feudal Japan setting with Iron Samurai wielding chainsaw katanas. Chainsaw katanas. It is a well-done kung-fu movie as a book, but with a female heroine, and a detailed new fantasy setting. Read More

Kelly Hu of TMNT: She Loves Playing Tough Chicks

By now I’m sure you all realize I’m a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. So, when Nickelodeon offered me the chance to interview another one of the actors involved, I jumped at the chance. Last week, I spoke with Kelly Hu, the voice of Karai, the newest character being brought in for season 2. Kelly has quite the geek cred with appearances on Arrow, Young Justice, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 and X-Men 2 under her belt. Read More

Hello Kitty: Tell Your Story!

  Thanks to a trip to Japan when my daughter was 13months, she’s known in *our* house as “Tokyo Meow-Meow.” Do you have a story about Sanrio and Hello Kitty? Are you a superfan? Or a super hater? Now’s your chance to spill your feelings about that ubiquitous little minx. Send an email with your… Read More


  A friend of mine just sent me a link to a marvelous photography blog. I’m enchanted with these self-portraits of Natsumi Hayashi- who always photographs herself levitating. That’s right, let me say that again – these are SELF-PORTRAITS! After years of following the Adventures of the Dancing Kids, I guess I’m a sucker for… Read More

Can You Katakana?

One of the many nice things about working for G4 is traveling. Thanks to Attack of the Show and Ninja Warrior, my husband and I have been to Japan quite a few times – and this October we took our daughter (then 13 months) with us. Tokyo with a toddler in tow was just incredible. We met people… Read More