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MUJI Opens in San Francisco

Japanese retail company, MUJI recently opened its first West Coast flagship store in San Francisco. Located in the SOMA (South of Market) district, the retail space spans 7,250 square feet over two stories and will offer over 2,000 popular MUJI products including 1,700 household and...

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2012 LA EigaFest

  Celebrating its 2nd year, the 2012 LA EigaFest film festival hosted by the Japan Film Society is a unique showcase of Japanese and Japanese influenced films to an American audience. Running December 14-16, 2012, LA EigaFest named after the Japanese word for film hopes to increase...

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Hello Kitty at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Joining alongside the likes of many iconic American characters, Hello Kitty will make its entrance during this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Marking its 86th year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the largest celebration of its kind, drawing over 3.5 million spectators watching live...

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2012 Hyper Japan

Celebrating its 4th year, the 2012 Hyper Japan is UK's biggest celebration of Japanese culture, Japanese cuisine and Japanese cool. Presented by Eat Japan, Hyper Japan takes place November 23-25, 2012 and features everything that is creative, cute and crazy about contemporary Japan including cosplay...

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Ai Weiwei at the Hirshhorn Museum

Ai Weiwei, renowned Chinese conceptual artist's installation "According to What?" is currently on exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. Running October 7, 2012 through February 24, 2013, Weiwei's first North American appearance of "According to What?" features a significantly revised version of the...

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2012 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Celebrating its 16th year, the 2012 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is Canada's premier presenter of Pan Asian contemporary cinema. Running November 6-11 (Toronto) and November 16-17 (Richmond Hill), the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival hosts more than 60 films and videos from over...

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2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Celebrating its 5th year, the 2012 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is the first event of its kind in Philadelphia – a film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. Running November 7-17th, 2012, the PAAFF has hosted more than 100 featured films...

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2012 Vancouver Asian Film Festival

Celebrating its 16th year, the 2012 Vancouver Asian Film Festival is a celebration of diversity in film. “The aim of VAFF is to foster an understanding and appreciation of today’s independent North American Asian filmmakers, while providing a springboard to larger film festivals. The society...

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2012 Boston Asian American Film Festival

Celebrating its 4th year, the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) continues to empower Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston community. Running October 25-28, 2012, the BAAFF will host a diverse...

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2012 Tokyo International Film Festival

Celebrating its 25th year, the 2012 Tokyo International  Film Festival (TIFF) is an aspiring film festival, playing an integral role in Japan’s film industry and cultural scene with the determination to be recognized as one of the four major film festivals of the world –...