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A Q&A with the Developers of J-Town: A Visual Novel

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May 3, 2020

Iszac Gaton and Taylor Weik, developers of the upcoming indie game J-Town: A Visual Novel, talk about the game development process and all things Japantown.

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Stress Less with Games!

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October 21, 2020

Is your life stressful? Try out some of these stress-free games!

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Yo! Camp: Make Magic, Every Day

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May 20, 2020

Our inaugural year of Yo! Camp was something magical. Let's explore where that magic comes from.

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What is Your Summer Cocktail 2022?

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June 15, 2021

What is your summer cocktail of choice for 2022 and what does it say about you?

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Stop Overpacking

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November 20, 2021

Traveling can feel overwhelming as an overpacker. Use this packing template so you can focus on the actual fun of the trip, not what to bring and how much!

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3 to 1: Cultural Arts

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June 15, 2021

How do generational differences affect opinions of cultural arts and their importance? You want to know, and so do we.

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Dango Mochi Amigurumi Pattern

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October 15, 2021

Dango Mochi Amigurumi Pattern

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If You Gave Up on the Bullet Journal, Maybe You Did It Wrong

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November 20, 2021

The Bullet Journal is a life changing method of decluttering your mind and doing more with your time. If you don't agree, maybe you did it wrong.

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The Yofficial Halloween Candy Ranking

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June 28, 2020

Chocolate or fruit candies? Candy corn, do you love it or hate it? See if your favorites made it into our top 10 candies.

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Kabocha Daruma Crochet Pattern

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October 15, 2021

Ready for a craft? Kawaii, not kowai! Wish for lots of tricks (or treats!) this Halloween with this festive Kabocha Daruma.

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Roll for Initiative! Let's talk Id(&d)entity

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June 28, 2020

Dungeons & Dragons is back and its players are more diverse than ever. In this article we explore how Japanese American players navigate the fantasy world, D&D's problematic past, and what they've learned about themselves along the way.

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I Rank Demon Slayer Characters Based on Their Camping Potential

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July 11, 2020

As you sit by yourself in the middle of the forest like the lonely otaku you are, you wonder to yourself which of the Demon Slayer characters would be the best individuals to camp with. You begin to ponder and imagine, but alas your best boy and/or girl is clouding your reasoning. Luckily, you have me to tell you which characters would provide the best camping experience.

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What Sport Should You Play Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

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September 4, 2020

Different sports fit different personalities. Ready to see what sport you should play (or watch) based on your zodiac sign?

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How Have You Not Seen These?

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May 20, 2020

I caught up on all the movies that I should have seen... and it was worth it.

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A Year of (Literal) Growth

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May 1, 2020

Hair salons were closed. This is what a year of growth literally looks like, but in hair.

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Things I Ate During Quarantine

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June 11, 2020

Curious about some of the things I ate during quarantine? No? Well here's an entire photo journal!

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To All the Things I Did During Quarantine

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April 26, 2020

With more time at home, and less time with people, I compiled a list of all the things I did during quarantine (with price ratings!)

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Background Beauty

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June 11, 2020

Whether on Zoom, Google Meet, or FaceTime, virtual backgrounds are always an option, but how about getting to see the "natural beauty" of video conference backgrounds to get a genuine sneak peek into people's lives?

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Dressing up for the Digital World

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June 14, 2020

Dressing down for the pandemic world but dressing up for the digital world - some of my favorite video games give me opportunities to go all out in flashy outfits when I barely make an effort anymore in real life.

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The Hottest People We Know

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June 14, 2020

Attraction is subjective, but hotness is not. Here are the hottest people that we know.

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Team Yo!'s New Year Resolutions

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May 3, 2020

Team Yo! sits down to share our personal New Year's Resolutions. From all of us, we want to wish you a happy new year and thank you for joining us on this journey.

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Christmas Cards: Yea or Nay?

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June 11, 2020

Christmas cards feel like a holiday staple, but not everyone feels the ~spirit~ of the exchange. Are you #TeamChristmasCards??

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Your 2021 Good Luck Charm

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May 20, 2020

Take a short quiz and get yourself a good luck charm for the new year!

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The Best of 2020

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May 20, 2020

New to our publication? Check out our favorite articles of 2020.

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Don't Look at These Decorations

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December 26, 2020

We all have them. Here's a collection of the tree decorations we don't want you to see.

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All of the (Holiday) Lights

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September 4, 2020

In need of some holiday spirit? Check out these holiday light displays throughout Southern California!

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Making the Holidays Great (Again)

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April 26, 2020

If you're feeling like the holidays don't have the same sparkle, we got you.

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What Kind of Among Us Player Are You?

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September 4, 2020

Suddenly the most popular casual online game. But what's your style? Honorable? Saboteur? Poor Sport?

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Japanese Horror Movies to Binge on Halloween

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April 26, 2020

We've compiled a list of some favorite Japanese horror movies that will make you want to yell "Kowai!"

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We Rate Cute Dogs in their Halloween Costumes

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September 4, 2020

We love dogs. We love costumes. We love Halloween. Put them all together? Dog Costume Halloween Party! We rate the goodest boys in their goodest costumes.

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Safe Activities for a Healthy & Happy Halloween

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April 26, 2020

It's the most pumpkin time of the year! We've compiled a list of fun activities to do to stay safe, but still have a happy Halloween.

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My Japanese Superstitions

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October 21, 2020

Americans have likely heard the "don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back" superstition. But other countries have their own silly phrases, including Japan.

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Asian Costume Ideas

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May 3, 2020

While there are no Halloween parties to look forward to this year, we have some easy and cheap Asian/Asian American costume ideas for your Zoom party at work or with friends.

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Bonsai Tree Roundup

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June 14, 2020

Pandemic babies, pandemic dogs...how about a pandemic bonsai? Take a look through our Bonsai roundup.

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Japanese Cultural References You May Not Have Noticed in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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May 3, 2020

There are a lot of Japanese cultural Easter eggs in Animal Crossing — some obvious, some well-hidden — that are worth digging into.

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GAME TIME: JA Cranium

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September 5, 2020

Trivia, pictionary, origami, and charades -this game has it all! Test out your knowledge of the Japanese American community with this unique take on the beloved game Cranium. For ages 16 and up.

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5 Drinking Games You Can Play At Home

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September 4, 2020

If you miss having some fun drinking games with your pals, fear not! We've got some fun games you can play at home with your quarantine buds, or virtually! Cheers! Content for ages 21 and up.

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GAME TIME: The Hiragana Game

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April 26, 2020

Test your Hiragana skills with this fun and free game! For kiddos (and parents!) 6 years and up.

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GAME TIME: One Liners

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May 20, 2020

You have a scenario, a delivery framework, and your wit. What's the best one-liner you can deal? Grab a group of friends and have a good time!

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The Best (and Worst) Tokyo 2020 Merch

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June 11, 2020

The good, the bad, and the really not so great. Check out some of the best (and worst) Tokyo 2020 Olympic merchandise - let's see what the judges have to say!

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Hotlympics

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April 26, 2020

You love watching them compete, and I just like watching them! Come check out my list of hot Olympians.

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3 AM Olympic Events

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June 14, 2020

Congratulations! You're an Olympian! But your family and friends have to wake up at 3 a.m. to watch you compete.

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Have a Cold Beverage on Us

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April 26, 2020

An interactive online vending machine?! That's right. Complete with soft drinks inspired by the Japanese diaspora, our Yo! Vending Machine provides you with a fun drink, and a little tidbit about where it's from inspired by our diaspora.

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Dear Craig: The Best Ways to Flirt at a Summer Festival

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May 20, 2020

With games, food, and friends all together under the summer sky, it's no wonder that the summer festival is an opportune moment where many have expressed (or attempted to express) their affections for that special person.

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Ultimate Obon Food Bracket

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June 26, 2020

We've created the ultimate obon food bracket for you to download and enjoy with friends and family. We hope this bracket brings you joy and reminds you of the delicious tastes of obon.

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5 Spotify Playlists From Yo! to You (COVID-19 Edition)

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June 11, 2020

Because we’re all sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share some curated Spotify playlists to help you get through the day. Choose from Sansei hits, lo-fi beats, songs celebrating Black artists, and more!

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