Author: Chris

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Converse + Ultraman

American shoe company, Converse has teamed up with Japanese television series, Ultraman for a limited edition sneaker collection. In celebration of Ultraman's 50th anniversary, the sneaker collection pays tribute to the Japanese superhero and two of his iconic enemies in three unique sneaker designs. The All Star Ultraman...

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McDonald’s “Angry Birds” Burgers

[gallery size="large" link="none" ids="19370,19371"] American hamburger fast food giant, McDonald's has teamed up with Rovio Entertainment Ltd. in promotion of the forthcoming full-length animated Angry Birds Movie movie in China. Consisting of two Angry Birds-themed hamburgers - "The Naughty Green Pork Burger" and the "Super Red Burger," each...

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Directed by Matt Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is a biographical drama following the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. Set in 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (Dev Patel), "a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course...

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2016 New York Japan Cinefest

Celebrating its 5th year, the 2016 New York Japan CineFest (NYJCF) is a unique showcase of Japanese and Japan-themed short/feature films to an American audience. Running June 2-3, 2016, NYJCF is the first and only festival of its kind, focusing and promoting Japanese independent filmmakers from...

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Krispy Kreme Rainbow Gloss Doughnuts

American doughnut chain, Krispy Kreme recently introduced a series of limited edition doughnuts for the South Korean market. Consisting of Krispy Kreme's Original Glazed doughnuts, the Rainbow Gloss collection takes inspiration from the rainbow with five different vibrant glazed icing colors: Purple Gloss, Green Gloss, Yellow...

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KFC Edible Nail Polish

American fast food giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken recently unveiled concept edible nail polish for the Hong Kong Market. Playing under KFC's tagline, "Finger Lickin' Good," the edible nail polish comes available in two flavors, Original Recipe and Hot & Spicy fried chicken. Under a joint partnership with...

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2016 Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Celebrating its 12th year, the 2016 Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is the largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.Presented by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and running May 21, 2016, AHSC commemorates the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The festival celebrates all Asian...

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2016 Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

Celebrating its 6th year, the 2016 Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival celebrates all things soy and tofu. Presented by the Nichi Bei Foundation, publishers of the Japanese American newspaper Nichi Bei Weekly, the Soy and Tofu Festival is an annual fundraising event. Running June...

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Din Tai Fung Opens in Santa Clara

Taiwanese restaurant chain, Din Tai Fung recently opened its first U.S. location in Northern California. Located in Santa Clara's upscale Westfield Valley Fair shopping center, the restaurant spans across 8,500 square-feet and houses 200 seats. Known for serving an award-winning menu of xiao long bao variation of Chinese steamed soup...

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Monopoly Japanese Traditional Arts & Crafts Edition

USAopoly, makers of America's favorite board games has recently launched a limited edition version of the Monopoly board game in celebration of Japanese arts and crafts traditions. Monopoly has been released in over 200 countries and through USAopoly, the  company created over 100 different specialty editions of...