FASHION OF ASIA: Sorayama’s silver Mylar – erotic, hyperreal with displays of desire

ANNALISA DEL VECCHIO WRITES – During last year’s Pre-Fall 2019 show, creative director Kim Jones of Christian Dior collaborated with famed Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama to unveil a series of retro-futuristic fashion pieces featuring signature elements of both experts’ brands. Dior director Jones said in an interview that he was…

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Japan: When it Comes to Snow, It’s the Northern Regions That Are in the Spotlight!

TALAL BUKHAMSEEN WRITES — Every February, locals and tourists gather in Sapporo, Japan for a week of festivities celebrating the Sapporo Snow Festival. This year’s event, running from February 4th to the 11th, will mark the 70th anniversary of the festival. For its 70th Anniversary, the Snow Festival featured over 200…

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JAPAN: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Visit to China – A Foreshadowing of the Future

KAISARA WALTON WRITES — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to China some six weeks ago certainly set a positive tone internationally.  At the same time, though, it marked China’s continual growth on the world stage. That’s good for Japan, and China, perhaps. But shouldn’t the United States be concerned?…

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SUMMER OF NATURAL DISASTERS IN JAPAN SHOWS GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S TO COME IN CLIMATE CHANGE

OLIVIA AMEZCUA WRITES – Summer 2018 was anything but relaxing for the 127 million people living in Japan. The nation was brutally struck with floods, heat waves, landslides, typhoons and earthquakes. The latest natural disaster to wreak havoc was Typhoon Jebi on September 4, the country’s strongest typhoon in 25…

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Asians Around the World are Showing Up for Bi-Visibility Month

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] TABITHA THEARD WRITES – Bi-Visibility Day began in 1996, when American LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) Rights activists Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven Wilbur noticed a lack of representation for bisexuals in queer movements. Thus, they organized to…

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SINGAPORE SUMMIT: COOPERATION TRUMPS GO-IT-ALONE FOR EAST ASIAN STABILITY

(AMI NOTES: Moon Chung-in is a distinguished professor at Yonsei University and the special advisor for unification, diplomacy and national security affairs for South Korean President Moon Jae-in. His essay, condensed via common use courtesy, was produced by The WorldPost, a partnership of the Berggruen Institute, and The Washington Post.)…

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