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2018 Fred Korematsu Day

Celebrating its 8th year, the 2018 Fred Korematsu Day continues to honor Fred Korematsu and his contributions to the nation's civil rights movement. Organized by the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, Korematsu Day is observed on January 28, 2018 as a day to remember the life of...

Coca-Cola Launches Laxative-Infused Soft Drink

Coca-Cola, American soft drink manufacturer has recently released its latest flavor to the Japanese market. Called Coca-Cola Plus, the new beverage contains no calories with five grams of indigestible dextrin – a source of dietary fiber – per 470-ml bottle. Following more than a decade of research...

Häagen-Dazs Mochi Sakura An

In celebration of the upcoming cherry blossom season, United States-based premium ice cream producer, Häagen-Dazs has recently announced a new ice cream flavor for the Japanese market. Called the Mochi Sakura An flavor, the ice cream consists of three layers of cherry blossom-themed flavors. The first layer...

Converse Celebrates The Year of the Dog with Solar and Lunar Packs

[gallery link="none" size="large" ids="21506,21507,21508,21509,21510,21511,21512,21513"] In celebration of the upcoming 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year, Converse has released two limited edition collections - the Solar and Lunar Packs. Inspired by the legendary Tiangou Eclypse myth, where the solar and lunar eclipses were caused by a hungry dog...

2018 Mochitsuki Portland

Celebrating its 22nd year, the 2018 Mochitsuki Portland rings in the New Year with a fun-filled annual tradition perfect for all ages. Running January 28, 2018 at the Portland State University, Mochitsuki celebrates the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding, a Japanese New Year's tradition which...

Y-3 Opens in Los Angeles

[gallery link="none" size="large" ids="21497,21498,21499"] Y-3, the unique collaboration between Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, Adidas and retired French World Cup winning footballer Zinedine Zidane has recently opened its latest flagship store in Los Angeles, California. Located in Los Angeles' neighborhood of La Brea, the retail store...

Thick Shake Factory Coming to Long Beach

India-based premium milkshake chain, Thick Shake is set to open its first flagship United States restaurant in Long Beach, California. Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach's neighborhood of Promenade, the milkshake specialty shop will feature its impressive lineup of 40 shakes and slushies...

McDonald’s McCafé Barista’s Macaron

American hamburger fast food giant, McDonald’s has recently launched an exclusive limited edition McCafé menu for the Japanese market. Available at McCafé by Barista, the new menu consists of four macaron flavors imported directly from France. These flavors range from vanilla and chocolate to citron which...

Converse Japan Honors Tokyo and Osaka With Sneaker Release

In honor of Japan's most popular cities: Tokyo and Osaka, American shoe company, Converse has released two limited edition sneakers for the Japanese market. Originally released in 1988, the two sneakers, based on the Chuck Taylor All Star '70s return in almost the original form. The "Tokyo"...

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...