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Growth of an artist in Never Look Back, more on How to Train Your Dragon and life with a wrestling family

Also going international: in Spain by an Iranian and in Singapore with a Japanese foodie

Japanese woman spends $100k on plastic surgery to become real-life "French doll"

A 25-year-old Japanese woman who goes by the name of Vanilla Chamu has had over 30 procedures in her quest to look like a French doll. Before and after pictures show how over $100,000 worth of...

A casual yet refined evening of sushi, noodles and sake at Cornucopia's first Asian Market

Guests were keen on three hours of sampling Asian food, sake, wine, spirits and beer and soaking in the decorations and environment that came with it.

Admiring cherry blossoms at the Sakura Days Japan Fair

Sakura, meaning "cherry blossom," is one of the most popular symbols of Japanese culture. Gathering around with friends and family to admire sakura trees in bloom is a Japanese tradition that...

Japas Bistro puts a new spin on sushi

Drawing inspiration from food trends around the globe, Japas Bistro distinguishes itself as not just another sushi place.

Who Speaks Vancouver? South Asian Post, Indo-Canadian Times, Asian Pacific Post

Delve into Vancouver through its rich array of ethnic news organizations. Our list...

The Chickens You Never Knew You Ate

So I'm at a Japanese restaurant last week with some friends and I look at the menu, buoyed to see that there appear to be not one, but two vegetarian bento boxes on the lunch menu. Regardless, my...


Some good. Some not so good. Reviews of VIFF by Volkmar Richter.