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 ...

Jul 11, 2015

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu visits Japan Pavilion at Milan expo

Japanese pop singer and fashion model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on Friday visited the Japan Pavilion at the Expo Milano, a food-themed international fair, and had a look at high-tech presentations of the country’s nature and culinary culture. After a tour guided by Tatsuya Kato, ...

'Kawaii' gets a landmark

Dec 25, 2014

'Kawaii' gets a landmark

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While Japanese cool hunters might lament the lack of pop cultural exports in recent years — all the more conspicuous when compared to K-Pop’s successful forays westward — kawaii (cute) culture has quietly permeated into global consciousness with all the effortless grace of singer ...

Masuda's mission to take Harajuku art global

| Mar 13, 2014

Masuda's mission to take Harajuku art global

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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. ...