North Korean girl group Moranbong Band

The Moranbong Band [wiki], also known as Moran Hill Orchestra, is an all-female music group in North Korea whose members were selected by the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un. Debuted in 2012, they are the first female band from DPRK.

The group, which is said to be hugely popular in their homeland, made headlines earlier this month when their show in Beijing was cancelled last-minute, with rumours of possible defection (which has been officially debunked).

There are suggestions that the creation of the group is to counteract the rise of South Korean pop culture in North Korea. Some foreign media actually branded Moranbong Band as North Korean version of South Korean pop group Girls’ Generation, but it’s probably in terms of popularity instead of musical style.

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Seoul Fashion Week with Chriselle Lim

Popular Korean-American social media star Chriselle Lim at the recent biannual Seoul Fashion Week. Runway, food, photography and heaps of fun…

Yuka Kinoshita 100 hamburgers challenge

Meet Yuka Kinoshita, a Japanese female competitive eater and online celebrity, whose total video views has just surpassed 100 million on Youtube. This video, in which she tried to eat 100 burgers in November 2014, is her most popular one.

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Anime Expo (AX) 2015 promotion video

Promotion video for the upcoming Anime Expo (AX), the largest North American anime convention. The 1:40 minute clip showcases the happenings from previous year, i.e. the crowd, cosplayers, forums, exhibitions and Jpop shows.

AX is traditionally held on the first weekend in July. The annual event will again be hosted at Los Angeles Convention Center, their main venue since 2008.

Nozomi Sasaki Fila Japan

Japanese actress Nozomi Sasaki modelling for spring-summer 2015 collection of Fila [Jp], a sportswear and casual clothing brand.

Nozomi Sasaki Japanese Fila sportswear

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