Author: Chris

2016 Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

Celebrating its 6th year, the 2016 Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival is the largest festival of Japanese animation in Wales. Running September 24-25, October 18 and October 29, 2016, the Kotatsu Festival showcases the latest and very best in Japanese animation with an expansive and varied line-up...

Takashi Murakami at the Galerie Perrotin

Famed Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami is currently on exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Running September 10 through December 23, 2016, "Learning the Magic of Painting" marks Murakami's twelfth solo show and highlights a brand new exhibition. Known for his success in blurring traditional...

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United Arrows & Sons + Adidas

[gallery link="none" size="large" ids="19823,19824,19825,19826"] Japanese-based men's contemporary fashion retailer, United Arrows & Sons has teamed up with German sports apparel manufacturer, Adidas for a collection titled "Icon." Inspired by the Japanese martial art of jiu-jitsu, the "Icon" collection consists of a range of uniform jackets, pants and...

KFC Green Tea Biscuits

American fast food giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken has recently launched a new menu item for the Hong Kong market. Unlike the typical KFC biscuits served in the United States, KFC's new Green Tea Biscuits are drop-style biscuits that differ in size and texture. Green tea powder is added...

2016 Busan International Film Festival

Celebrating its 21st year, the 2016 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 6–15, 2016 and presents a staggering 301 feature films from 69 countries around the world. Growing exponentially every...

Mommy Sauce

Los Angeles-based Mommy Sauce brings true Korean flavor to home cooked meals with an assortment of sauces. Developed by Youn-Jin Choi, mother of gourmet Korean taco truck founder, Roy Choi, Mommy Sauce presents her 40-year old secret home recipe with a line of five sauces: Bulgogi, Spicy Bulgogi, Kimchi,...

J. Crew + ASICS

American multi-brand specialty retailer, J. Crew has teamed up with Japanese sportswear manufacturer, ASICS for a limited edition redesign of the Gel Lyte III sneaker. Inspired by the rustic scenes of the American west, the collaboration sneaker comes available in two colorways - Dirt Road and...

2016 Asian Pacific Festival

Celebrating its 3rd year, the 2016 Asian Pacific Festival unites the Asian Pacific communities in a celebration of the rich Asian culture in Southern California. Running October 22-23, 2016, the two-day event offers a virtual tour through Asia with cultural events from Vietnam, China, Thailand, Korea,...

New Balance + PHANTACi

American-based footwear manufacturer, New Balance has teamed up with Taiwanese-based streetwear brand, PHANTACi for a limited edition sneaker. In celebration of Taiwanese musician, singer and actor Jay Chou's expansive career, the limited edition sneaker is a hybrid of both the New Balance 997 and 998...

Mixed Match

Following the award-winning success of One Big Hapa Family, Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker, Jeff Chiba Stearns embarks on a new feature documentary which explores the lives of young patients and families struggling to overcome life-threatening blood diseases. Titled Mixed Match, the live action and animated film...