2015 Nashville Japanese Film Festival

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Celebrating its 2nd year, the 2015 Nashville Japanese Film Festival (NJFF) is a unique showcase of all aspects of Japanese culture, showcased through the medium of film. Running August 28-30, 2015, the festival bridges the gap between Japan and the United States, presenting an assortment of eight films from such big name and emerging films as The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, Ramen Samurai, Mourning Recipe, Tale of Samurai Cooking, Shady, Kasamayaki, The God of Ramen and Uzumasa Limelight. Learn more > Nashville Japanese Film

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2015 Korean Film Festival in Australia

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Celebrating its 6th year, the 2015 Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is the first of its kind in Australia, showcasing the best of Korean cinema and culture. Presented by the Korean Cultural Office in Sydney with support from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Sydney, KOFFIA has expanded to six cities across Australia – Sydney (Aug 12-20), Brisbane (Aug 25-31), Melbourne (Sep 3-10), Canberra (Sep 5-6), Perth (Sep 17-20) and Adelaide (Sep 24-27). The Korean Film Festival in Australia is a

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2015 Aloha Poly Fest

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Celebrating its 3rd year, the 2015 SF Aloha Poly Fest celebrates the best in Pacific Islander culture and entertainment to the San Francisco Bay Area. Running August 8-9, 2015, the SF Aloha Poly Fest welcomes the community to celebrate and learn about the rich, diverse cultures and traditions of Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Cook Islands and Guam. Free to the public, the two-day festival offers the best in live entertainment, crafts & souvenir booths, raffles & giveaways, a vibrant array of traditional foods

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2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco

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Celebrating its 3nd year, the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is the first fully-dedicated annual Japanese film event for the Bay Area. Presented in conjunction with San Francisco’s pop-culture-themed J-Pop Summit Festival, the Japan Film Festival offers a unique assortment of nine live-action films representing a vivid cross-section of best in recent Japanese cinema. Running August 7-16, 2015, the festival features such big name and emerging films as The Vancouver Asahi, Whe Marnie Was There, The Wind Rises, Kabukicho Love Hotel, The Tale

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McDonald’s “Summer Bello Party” Minions Menu

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American hamburger fast food giant, McDonald’s has recently launched a limited edition McCafé menu for the Hong Kong market. Called the “Summer Bello Party” Minions menu, the menu coincides with the release of Universal Studios’ Minions animated film and consists of a variety of beverages and desserts inspired by the Minions favorite food, “BA-NA-NA.” Menu items range from the Banana Chocolate Roll Cake, Iced Banana Chocolate (chocolate milk with a dose of banana flavor), Philippines Mango Frappe  and the Hot Banana Chocolate (hot cocoa with

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Rolls Royce GS50

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British automaker, Rolls Royce has released a special edition Ghost Series II sedan. Exclusive to the Singapore market, the SG50 honors Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence which is celebrated during Jubilee Weekend on August 7-10, 2015. Boasting an all-white exterior that’s decorated with a red coachline paying homage to the Singaporean flag. The interior is swathed with a dark red leather seats adorned with Singapore’s iconic Merlion stitched upon each headrest. On the vehicle’s tread plate, an intricate sketch of Singapore’s skyline with the words

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2015 Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival

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Celebrating its inaugural year, the 2015 Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival brings a unique showcase of Japanese pop culture to the city of Los Angeles.Inspired by the popular TV program and website, Moshi Moshi Nippon was created for fans of Japanese fashion, anime, cosplay, art and design. Running August 1-2, 2015, the two day festival is packed full of the latest in Japanese artists and models in addition to featuring a special Harajuku Fashion Show, Live DAM Karaoke Battle, Japanese pop culture booths, Japanese cosplay clothing

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McDonald’s + Sanrio

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American hamburger fast food giant, McDonald’s has collaborated with Sanrio for a limited edition plush character set. Exclusive to the Singapore market, the collaboration honors Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence which is celebrated during Jubilee Weekend on August 7-10, 2015. Available for $5 with the purchase of any McDonald’s Extra Value Meal, the set is released over the course of six weeks, where each week a new design will go on sale. The first release, on July 27, 2015 includes Hello Kitty dressed as Trishaw

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Maison Kitsuné Opens in Hong Kong

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French brand, Maison Kitsuné recently opened its first flagship store in Hong Kong. Located in Hong Kong’s shopping district of Causeway Bay, the new retail space spanning 80 square meters highlights a Hong Kong-centric design motif, continuing on the brand’s design of taking inspiration by the city surrounding it. The interior features a chinoiserie (French for the imitation of Chinese motifs and techniques) styling with Chinese lanterns and bamboo fixtures, Asian antique furniture and Chinese blue and white porcelain pieces. Maison Kitsuné’s apparel is juxtaposed amongst

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2015 Asian American International Film Festival

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Celebrating its 38th year, the 2015 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)is the first and longest running film festivals in the country devoted to films by and about Asians & Asian Americans. Produced by Asian CineVision, AAIFF continues to be the leading showcase of original feature films, short films, documentaries, and other works from around the world. Running July 23 – August 1, 2015, this years Asian American International Film Festival is a compilation of over 50 feature-length and short films, AAIFF highlights such big

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