IZ*ONE Japan Debut: J-pop Grooves with K-pop

Korean girl group IZ*ONE released their Japanese debut single, Suki to Iwasetai (好きと言わせたい), on February 6, 2019. This release delivers a new concept, following up on the group’s debut album Color*Iz, featuring their hit song “La Vie en Rose.” For Color*Iz, fans could buy one of two versions (or both!)--a serious “Rose” version and a cute “Color”...

Japanese Papercraft Artist Turns Empty Boxes of Snacks Into Charming Arts

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Empty boxes of snacks can be reused in so many great ways; you can recycle them, or create some arts. Haruki, whom I introduce you to here, is also a Japanese university student and papercraft artist who creates beautiful paper-craft. Haruki who mastered “Kiries” or “Kirigami”, the Japanese art of paper cutting. He...

MFA Boston & UNIQLO Launch T-Shirt Collection Inspired by Ukiyo-e Prints

UNIQLO's Edo Ukiyo-e UT Graphic Tee Collection incorporates designs from works by Hokusai (left) and Hiroshige (right), drawn from the MFA's collection
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and global apparel retailer UNIQLO announced on Aug 6th the launch of the Edo Ukiyo-e UT Graphic Tee Collection, inspired by ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the Museum’s preeminent holdings of Japanese art. Ukiyo-e, which translates to “pictures of the floating world,” was a genre of paintings and prints popular in the 19th century,...

7-Eleven Taiwan Doraemon Merchandise

7-Eleven Taiwan and Doraemon launched some Magical Items Collection merchandise such as toasters, memory bread styling dishes, coffee cups, external USB charging Device. Customer only need to spend NT $50 (approximately USD $1.59) to get 1 point, save the specified points, and you can redeem the merchandise for free or add money to buy it.

Nissin’s new Healthy All-In Noodles

The Japanese manufacturers Nissin Cup noodles have just unveiled their brand-new All-In Noodles line, with vitamins and minerals. According to Nissin Cup noodles, each packet contains around one-third of a person’s daily nutritional intake requirements, and with 13 different vitamins, 13 minerals and a heap of protein and dietary fiber in each packet.

Japanese Virtual Model Imma

She is Imma - your new fashion idol. She was created by Tokyo-based CG company Modeling Cafe and has recently graced the cover of CGWorld magazine. https://twitter.com/imma_tw/status/1084001924498608128 Computer generated technology is rapidly improving, so much so that it's sometimes hard to tell the difference between what's real and what's...

Starbucks Taiwan Unveils Must-Have Holiday Gifts

The holidays have officially arrived at Starbucks Taiwan online store have transformed to celebrate the festive season. Customers can shop Starbucks specially designed lineup of highly anticipated new merchandise, perfect for gifting for anyone on your list. Gifts so fun and unique, you’ll want to keep them for yourself.

‘Dragon Ball’ Fan Set a Guinness World Records

A devoted Dragon Ball fan Hitoshi Uchida from Japan has broken Guinness World Records collection record title with his Dragon Ball collection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YheuIX5McQU#action=share Hitoshi Uchida's massive collection of Dragon Ball memorabilia consists 10,098 different items. He even has an entire room dedicated to 4,000 Son Goku items.

Pokémon (Pikachu) teams up with Baby-G Collaboration Watch

Casio celebrating the brand’s 25th anniversary of Baby-G watches. Casio teams up for a unique collaboration with Pokémon.  The band ring is imprinted with the numbers “0:25”, while the band itself is marked with iconic designs from the world of the Pokémon. The basic black coloring of the band...

Awesome Gifts for Coffee Lovers : STAR WARS Collection

Many of us rely on a cup of coffee to kick-start the day. The pour-over method has been a favorite for decades and continues to find favor. This system by TOAST Living, a Taiwanese brand who brings all the elements together. gourmet coffee of your choice, very hot water temperature, the...
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