Masuda's mission to take Harajuku art global

| Mar 13, 2014

Masuda's mission to take Harajuku art global

by Roland Kelts

New York is not a city one automatically associates with the Japanese concept of kawaii — lovably, irresistibly, dependably cute. But if Sebastian Masuda, the so-called “king of kawaii,” has his way, the mean streets of “Goodfellas” may one day emanate a candy-colored glow. ...

Jun 10, 2012

Exporting 'Japanland'

The government’s Cool Japan strategy of promoting the country abroad has taken another step as the trade ministry plans to recreate trendy districts of Tokyo in cities across the globe. The plan is aimed at promoting Japan and encouraging exports by organizing areas for ...