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Seattle-based international coffee and coffeehouse chain, Starbucks is continuing its tradition of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with the introduction of a variety of limited edition Starbucks-inspired mooncake collections. Available for the Chinese market, Starbucks’ distinctive high-end ingredients and innovative …




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    Krispy Kreme ‘Mad for Monsters’

    American doughnut chain, Krispy Kreme is continuing its tradition of celebrating the Halloween holiday with a limited edition collection of doughnuts for the Japanese market. Available between September 16 and November 1, 2015, the ‘Mad for Monsters’ collection features four scary-themed doughnut designs. Flavors include......

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    2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival

    Celebrating its 16th year, the 2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the western United States. Running November 5-14, 2015, SDAFF highlights the latest in Asian and Asian American cinema with more than 130 featured films from......

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    Meet the Patels

    Meet the Patels, an American comedy documentary feature film directed by first-generation Indian-American siblings Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel chronicles Ravi as he embarks on a quest to find a wife and make his family. “Fresh out of a breakup with his secret white......

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    Doritos Chicken Consommé

    Doritos, U.S. based snack food division of PepsiCo has recently launched a new tortilla chip flavor to the Japanese market. Called the Chicken Consommé, the new flavor is based on the robust flavors of the clear soup from France. Available for a limited time from......

  • Tomorrowland Opens in New York

    Japanese fashion retailer, Tomorrowland recently opened its first flagship store in New York City. Located in New York’s neighborhood of Soho, the retail space spans 3,200 square feet and will carry all of Tomorrowland’s iconic men’s and women’s collections in addition to other Japanese designer......

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    Jellyfish Eyes Shines a Light on Post-Fukushima Japan

    Takashi Murakami has certainly made a name for himself in the art world, shocking international audiences with his contemporary, commodifiable output which includes everything from paintings and sculptures to collaborations with Kanye West, Vans, and Louis Vuitton. Playing off popular culture as well as traditional......

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    The Assassin

    Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsein, The Assassin follows a martial arts drama film based on a short story written during the Tang dynasty. Set during 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi), a generals daughter was abducted at age 10 and trained to become an assassin by a......

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    East Side Sushi

    Directed by Anthony Lucero, East Side Sushi feature-length drama follows the story of a Latina woman (Diana Elizabeth Torres), who aspires to become a sushi chef while working in a Japanese restaurant. “Years of working in the food industry have made Juana’s hands fast—very fast. She can slice......

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    McDonald’s + Sanrio

    American hamburger fast food giant, McDonald’s has collaborated with Sanrio for a limited edition plush character set.Available in the United States and Canada, this year’s collaboration features Hello Kitty in eight collectable Happy Meal give-away toys. Under the Back-to-School theme, featured styles include Hello Kitty Puzzle......