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Obon Festival Guide

Summer means the start of Obon season. Holding a special significance to the Japanese American community on many levels, the annual Obon festival honors the spirits of one’s ancestors. It is a way to show appreciation, remember, and say thank you to those who came before us…

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  • Krispy Kreme ‘Enjoy Halloween Kawaii’

    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 13 and October 31, 2017, the ‘Enjoy Halloween Kawaii’ collection features five scary-themed doughnut designs. Flavors include......

  • McDonald’s Teams up with Hello Kitty and Pokemon

    American hamburger fast food giant, McDonald’s offers some ’90s nostalgia with two limited edition Happy Meal toy promotions. For the girls, there is the Sanrio “Hello Sanrio” collection, and for the boys, there is the Pokemon “Pokemon Sun” and “Pokemon Moon” collection. Each consisting of......

  • 2017 London Korean Film Festival

    Celebrating its 12th year, the 2017 London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is a unique showcase of the best of Korean cinema and culture to the United Kingdom. Running October 26 through November 19, 2017, the festival returns with a diverse line up and unique opportunity......

  • 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival

    Celebrating its 18th year, the 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the western United States. Running November 9-18, 2017, SDAFF highlights the latest in Asian and Asian American cinema with more than 150 featured films from......

  • 2017 London East Asia Film Festival

    Celebrating its 2nd year, the 2017 London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) is the largest film festival of its kind in London, introducing the diversity of East Asian culture through film. Running October 19-29, 2017, the festival offers a unique showcase of the rich diversity......

  • The Fortress

    Directed by Dong-hyuk Hwang, The Fortress is a feature-length action drama based on the novel Namhansanseong by Kim Hoon. The film is based on the Second Manchu invasion of Korea in 1636, where King Injo and his retainers sought refuge in the fortress called Namhansanseong.......

  • Atmos + Reebok

    Japanese footwear brand Atmos has teamed up with Reebok for a limited edition variation of the classic Instapump Fury sneaker. Called the “Bleached Fury,” the traditionally bold running shoe receives a denim-style makeover. Dominated with an eye-catching navy and bright orange accents along outsole, a......

  • 2017 Vancouver Asian Film Festival

    Celebrating its 21st year, the 2017 Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is the nation’s oldest Asian film festival. Serving a diverse selection of North American-Asian and international films, VAFF provides a cultural bridge between the Asian and non-Asian communities as well as the Asian communities......

  • 2017 Busan International Film Festival

    Celebrating its 22nd year, the 2017 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has grown to be most dynamic and largest film event in Asia. Held in Busan, South Korea, BIFF runs October 12–21, 2017 and presents a staggering 298 feature films from 75 countries around the world.......