First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September

Jul 30, 2015

First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September

The first overseas shop specializing in goods from the popular anime character Anpanman is set to open in September in Taipei, with many goods available exclusively at the outlet to attract local families and tourists, toymaker Bandai Co. said. Anpanman (an-bread man), a superhero ...

Jul 16, 2015

Johnny Depp's wife charged with sneaking dogs into Australia

Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s dogs to Australia — an incident that captured global attention after the nation’s agriculture minister angrily ordered the pooches to get out of the country or face death. Heard was charged ...

Jul 15, 2015

'Narcocorridos' as Guzman's escape inspires drug ballads

Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had barely vanished from prison when the first rhymes hit the Internet — his second spectacular jailbreak has already inspired “narcocorridos,” controversial drug ballads. The genre is a big part of the “narco cultura” that is especially ...

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu charms audience at Milan expo

Jul 13, 2015

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu charms audience at Milan expo

Pop singer and fashion model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu gave a special live performance Saturday as part of a Japan Day event at the food-themed Expo Milano. The singer, an icon of Japan’s kawaii (cute) culture, performed “Ninja Re Bang Bang” and “Tsukema Tsukeru,” drawing ...