Kyary ride does its part for 'Cool Japan'

Music Jan 31, 2016

Kyary ride does its part for 'Cool Japan'

by Patrick ST. Michel

"Cool Japan Heats Up" declares a sign welcoming visitors to an area of Universal Studios Japan (USJ) devoted to the country's hottest pop culture exports. Now in its second year, USJ's "Universal Cool Japan" event features special attractions that run until June 26. It promises ...

National 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, the ...

'Kawaii' gets a landmark

Lifestyle Dec 25, 2014

'Kawaii' gets a landmark

by Mike Sunda

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 ...