NHK Kawaii International !!

June 6, 2012 in NHK Tokyo Kawaii TV

Exciting news!

After Tokyo Kawaii TV episodes, i was invited to be on Kawaii International, which is a new program that is similar to Tokyo Kawaii TV that also introduces kawaii fashion and culture from Japan, except in English this time. Which means i don’t have to painstakingly translate it.


And the best news is, you can also watch it LIVE on the internet!





LOLOL some of my friends call me Rin Rin so it looks like i’m playing a schizo guest lol.




This is RinRin!!

She is an American who is modeling for Lolita fashion brand in Japan. The moment i uploaded her picture on Instagram everyone was like i’m so jealous of you!! So that’s how famous she is. Omg why am i so lucky!!!

This Kawaii International Episode is about the success story of the two of us (foreigner) in Japan. RinRin is considered one of the most popular models in her field and she had been through a lot to have come this far, but i really don’t think i am anywhere near “successful” in Japan. It’s more like i’m insanely lucky to be given a chance one after another to come to Japan and enjoy myself. For free.. I must have saved thousands of sixteen-eared raccoons in my past life to deserve this.

RinRin’s story is very impressive and inspiring, especially for people who aspire to become a model or work in Japan as a foreigner. She has been here for two years and she speaks perfect Japanese.

Listening to other’s people stories on how they make effort and work so hard to achieve their dreams to come to Japan makes me wanna give them all my love wtf. They deserve all success and happiness and i’m so happy for them <3

I also hosted a short mini tour on the setting of the studio.

Trust the Japanese to come up with the cutest stuff in the world please. The video will be uploaded to Kawaii International’s Homepage!!!



The three hosts for Kawaii International! From left: Sekine Mari, Misha Janette and Melody Yoko. Apart from Mari san who is originally, all four of us are basically half/foreigners but can speak english AND Japanese and that feels quite weird hahaha.

With Melody Yoko and Misha.

They will be going for TouchMe event this Saturday (which i will too to cover EMODA’s fashion show) so i will be seeing them again hopefully!!

All the hosts are super nice and friendly omg *fans self* and we also added each other on Twitter now omg *starstruck*

I first saw Melody at Girls Award two weeks ago when she was modeling fo Kawi Jamele’s collection. SO PRETTY I DON’T EVEN.




On set!

So happy i got the permission to post this. OMG aren’t you guys excited to watch this online?!!!!

One last picture stolen from Melody’s twitter.

The filming was super fun! Everyone was so full of energy and professional i love the crew so much!!!

If you love Japanese Kawaii culture, don’t forget to also check out Kawaii International’s Facebook Page.

I feel so touched and happy because i felt like i sort of grew together with Kawaii.i. They first contacted me exactly a year ago, when they had like 50 fans hoping that i could help promote this new project by NHK, and they had a mere 3 month’s time to reach a total of 50,000 fans or else the project will be abolished.

At first i thought that was kinda hard and was secretly worried for them.

But look. They now have 245,900 fans from all around the world. Somehow it makes me feel so proud too!! Especially now that i get to be a small part of this project. AND I WENT ON INTERNATIONAL TV OMG. It was such an awesome experience omg i’m gonna tear now wtf.



Please watch the episode!  Maybe one day you guys will be on this show as well, because they are looking for kawaii culture lovers and fashion leaders from all around the world!!

Here’s the info:


Live streaming time (Japan):

30th June 2012

8:10, 12:10, 16:10 20:10

1st July

0:10, 4:10


Live Streaming:

You can’t download the episode so make sure you tune in on (Japanese) time!!!


22 responses to “NHK Kawaii International !!”

  1. hitomineko says:

    AWWWWWW THAT LOOKS SO MUCH FUN! n the studio is super kawaii~~~~~~~ totally love it! want my room just like that now. LOL… ( I sound so uncreative now~)

    but yeah ~ the show looks awesome n u r awesome ~ ^__^ ~~~~ <3

    xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo

  2. Kasia says:

    Awesome photos!

  3. blueblabla says:

    rinrin is so cute XD you your hair colour ^^

  4. Crazenne says:

    OMFG i already saw the picture on Kawaii International FB page but didn’t notice you’re in it before you blogged this asdfghhkjklklkoi

  5. Emily says:

    I really want to watch the show. Will it show on the NHK World tv channel?

  6. Love, Yui says:

    U r very very impressive!! 😛

  7. Sapphira says:

    I’ve been watching Kawaii International, actually I heard about it from your blog first! I’ve entered all the competitions they have held, and finally they showed my picture one the last episode 😀 I was so happy! And I’m super excited to be seeing you on it soon- both you and RinRin are a big inspiration to me!

  8. Nikki says:

    You and RinRin are both so fortunate and im so jealous! congratulations on the success and OH MY GOD SUCH PRETTY PEOPLE

  9. Michelle says:

    omg omg omg omg melody yoko! she’s one of the faces at arissa cheo’s carte blanche! i always thought she was super hot! am so envioussssss!

  10. Sophie says:

    cheeeessssiiieee i’ve been reading your blog for quite sometime. Love all your entriess!(: May i know what time is japan hours away from sg? i wan to catch up w those episodes!! 😛

  11. Laura says:

    super keen to watch this, i love you and rinrin! 🙂

  12. Evy says:

    Ooooh I can’t wait to watch this♥ Whoohoo for it being in English too!! Super excited and y’all look so good rawr! 😀

  13. dblchin says:

    I’m so proud of u cheesie! now everything is coming together for u : marriage, career, things you love.

  14. jes says:

    omgg! i wish i got to know her more when she was still in college… 🙁

  15. melody says:

    its super starstruck!!!! and melody is my fav!!!!!!!!!!
    Super Proud!!!!!!!! just coz she has my name! faint!!!!!!
    its like bouncing with happyness and candies and all things PINK!!!!!
    super super super love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Johanna says:

    This is lovely Cheesie, you are so worth this ;D
    And the place and the people are stunning

  17. Bella says:

    That’s so amazing! Love the story on how Kawaii.i has grown, and will definitely be checking out the show~ Have fun at the EMODA event!! Can’t wait for your post on that 😀

  18. KimmyBunni says:

    That is all very very cute err.. kawaii! Congratulations! This is super exciting and look at the influence you have!

  19. mai-chan says:

    😛 finally, i’ve been waiting for you to be a guest there..
    so much love~

  20. Elayne says:

    Dear Cheesie, Hope you are better by now. Loved reading your Japan blogs n finally(crossed finger) we(my 26yrs old daughter and me-a 50+) are planning to visit Kyoto this 5th Nov for maybe 5-6 days. The first thought that came to mind is to consult you about this as to ensure a memorable trip!(god knows when I can do this again.) We are planing to travel on our own but are too confused after browsing thru a few website. Can you advise us a 1. few places for this 5-6 days trip. (open to any suggestion)
    2. Affordable accommodations along the visiting places.
    3. Whatsoever that you think a firstimer would do.
    Thanks alot and look 4ward to your reply b4 we booked the flight 😀

  21. Claire says:

    I hope someone uploads it to You Tube!, I so wanna watch :_)

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