There's something foreboding about the cover of Pink Globalization. It's a dark, monochromatic picture of an enormous grey Hello Kitty gazing ominously into the night in front of a corporate-looking building.
3D Coffee Art Like You've Never Seen Before
Another day, another coffee artist. This time, we bring you a batch of incredible 3D coffee art pieces by Japanese barista Kazuki Yamamoto.
Trend Hunter Magazine
18 Examples of Hello Kitty Apparel - From Pop Culture Sports Apparel...
Anyone who is a fan of the infamous cartoon kitty with the pretty pink hair bow will absolutely adore this collection of Hello Kitty apparel.
Slower Chinese growth adds to pressure on leaders
In this Tuesday, May 14, 2013 photo, workers are silhouetted at a construction site of a residential project in Rizhao city in east China's Shandong province.
Hello Kitty meets Loudmouth Golf
A colorful apparel line that screams for attention and a demure furry feline icon have formed an unusual partnership and a new line of golf apparel called -- ready or not -- Hello Kitty by Loudmouth Golf.
Northwest Asian Weekly
Three tales of two countries
In the Chinese city of Changchun, there lives a woman named Ge. In the city of Oshkosh, Wis., there lives a Chinese-American man named G. These two individuals have never met, nor have they even heard of each other.
New City Chicago
Dime Stories: A Day and Night in Tokyo
In Tokyo, I took tons and tons of digital shots and I had no earthly fucking idea how to load them onto my computer, because I am a moron.
The Star Online
Obsessed with a certain feline character but finding it hard to travel to Japan to get your fix? Why not head down to Johor? Yes, Johor! THERE'S a little cat in town that's seducing people with its doe-like eyes and that dainty red ribbon perched on its head.
VIZ Media Celebrates 2013 Free Comic Book Day With 2 Fun Giveaways
Flip book cover art for the VIZ Media Free Comic Book Day Manga Sampler , available from comic shops this Saturday, May 4th.
The Japan Times
Samurai moms and the art of brood maintenance: a mother from the West's lessons from the East
May in Japan is the perfect month for mothers. Wreathed in the fertile blooms of spring, bolstered by days of absolute perfection, May is also a month of muddy contradiction, stoically endured discomforts and perennial uncertainty.
Toy Joy's big move
After years of supplying college students with concentrated unicorn farts, plastic mustaches and Hello Kitty merchandise, Toy Joy will be moving downtown.
The Japan Times
On the mechanics of anime illustration
The 1970s was an important decade for the development of Japanese pop-cultural icons.