Arts + Life

Puma Tsugi Japanese Garden & Wasabi Pack

Inspired by iconic elements of Japanese culture, German lifestyle manufacturer, Puma has unveiled a new collection of footwear. Consisting of the Tsugi silhouette, the Tsugi Japanese Garden & Wasabi Pack highlights two design styles - Japanese Garden which takes inspiration from Japanese native cherry blossom...

Starbucks Candy Pistachio Frappuccino

Seattle-based international coffee and coffeehouse chain has launched a new Frappuccino for the Japanese market. Part of Starbucks’ latest seasonal drinks, the new Candy Pistachio Frappuccino blended ice coffee drink brings in the Christmas mood with a pistachio-flavored base and topped with whipped cream with candy-coated...

Maineland

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Miao Wang, Maineland is a feature-length documentary following the the story of two immigrant high school students, having big American dreams settle in a small town in Maine. "Stella and Harry are affluent, cosmopolitan teenagers who are part of the enormous wave...

A Bathing Ape Opens in Paris

A Bathing Ape (BAPE), Japanese streetwear manufacturer recently opened its first flagship store in Paris, France. Spanning across 1,500 square feet, the retail space is located along Paris' Rue de la Verrerie street. The location will carry the line's full collection of clothing and accessories in addition...

KFC ‘Kentucky Christmas 2017’

American fast food giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken continues its annual tradition of celebrating the Christmas season with a limited edition menu of holiday pre-order sets for the Japanese market. To many Japanese, the Christmas holiday has become synonymous with the American fast food giant, Kentucky Fried...

A Piece of Paradise

Directed by Patrick Alcedo, A Piece of Paradise is a feature-length documentary offers a tribute to millions to Filipino foreign domestic workers. Documented over the course of five years in three countries, A Piece of Paradise follows the intimate lives of three Filipina women as they...

Kellogg’s Announces Limited Edition Super Mario-Themed Cereal

Kellogg's has teamed up with Japanese electronics company, Nintendo for a limited edition Super Mario-themed cereal. Consisting of star-shaped oats accompanied with various mixed berry marshmallows in the shape of Super Mario power-ups, the cereal box also functions as an amiibo accessory. Those playing the recently...

Vans Launches Special Collaboration with ‘GeGeGe no Kitaro’

Southern California-based clothing and footwear brand, Vans has recently  released a special edition collection paying homage to the legendary Japanese cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki. Taking inspiration from  Mizuki's manga series GeGeGe no Kitaro which dates back to the 1960s, the artists' characters are depicted on two Old Skool...