Nearly half of Tokyo high schools ask students with hair that is wavy or not black to submit certificates confirming that their hair is not artificially altered, public broadcaster NHK has reported. Of 177 high schools run by the Tokyo Metropolitan government, 79 ask for these certificates signed by parents, NHK said on Thursday, citing information the Japanese Communist Party obtained from the metropolitan government.
Internacional had two goals disallowed and could only draw 0-0 with Corinthians on Thursday in a result that denied them their first league trophy since 1979. The Porto Alegre side started the final day two points behind Flamengo and needed to win and hope the reigning champions slipped up. Flamengo lost 2-1 to Sao Paulo but Inter could not get the win they needed in a tense match at their Beira-Rio stadium.
The singer stated that both TVB and Herman Ho raised her and she has no qualms helping both parties
The teddy bear, the favourite companion of many from childhood into later years, has acquired pop-cultural status along the way. One teddy fan is Kai, the K-Pop star and member of South Korean band EXO, who has a mildly cute obsession with the soft toy. Kai even garnered the nickname 'Nini Bear,' because according to fans, he's as 'sweet and cute' like a bear. Now, inspired by Kai, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has designed the Kai x Gucci Collection, a selection of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories with a distinctive decorative motif of a teddy bear wearing a blue bow tie. To showcase this exclusive product proposal, Gucci’s latest campaign was conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by South Korean photographer Min Hyunwoo and Film Director Woogie Kim with Kai on the streets of Seoul, and it celebrates the relationship between human beings and their fluffy, furry friends. Dressed in the new Kai x Gucci Collection, the K-Pop star is accompanied by a giant teddy as he enjoys a day. The duo buy balloons, go for a drive, dance and meet up with friends before heading home to Kai's place to play games with the rest of his impressive teddy bear squad. To inspire curiosity and bringing the dreamlike vision of the campaign to life, Gucci has partnered with Seoul-based Pop artist IM Jibin, known for his huge bear-shaped artwork installation, Bear Balloon. Notably, with his art project Everywhere, Jibin created impromptu art spaces by placing huge Bear Balloon in incongruous settings all over the world. Gucci has produced two giant Bear Balloons in different sizes in two poses with IM Jibin, in brown and white and wearing a blue bow tie to mirror the teddy that features in the Kai x Gucci Collection patterns. As with many of IM Jibin’s artworks, these bears feature a word on their faces to spread a message – in this case, ‘HELLO’, a simple, friendly greeting celebrating the pleasure of personal connection. The Gucci Bear Balloon artworks follow up on IM Jibin’s Everywhere project and will appear in Seoul’s Cheongdam Gucci store, in front of the Hyundai Card Music Library in Hannam and in the Cociety Gucci Pin – bringing to passers-by a joyful and unexpected memory of the inseparable companions of their childhood. The collection will launch exclusively at Gucci ION Orchard on 15 April 2021.
A forest fire in a sparsely populated area 75 kilometres north of Tokyo continued to rage for a fifth day on Friday, as local officials were set to ask dozens more households to evacuate hillside villages. The fire in the vicinity of Ashikaga city, in Tochigi prefecture, has continued to spread since breaking out Sunday, despite efforts by firefighters on the ground and military helicopters dousing the area.
Taiwan has denied prominent Hong Kong film producer and entertainment mogul Charles Heung Wah-keung and his son visas to live there, citing national security concerns. Heung is known for founding Win’s Entertainment in the 1980s and 1990s powerhouse China Star Entertainment, the Hong Kong-listed production company and distributor that helped cement the stardom of Hong […]
Equity markets suffered another sell-off Friday on fears that an expected strong global economic recovery this year will fan inflation and force central banks to hike interest rates, despite reassurances that ultra-loose monetary policies will be kept in place for as long as needed.
GEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 — The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has approved the appointment of an independent checker to vet through Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) reports for new development...
New Zealand's government said on Friday that it was backing a new project that uses drone technology to understand and protect the endangered Māui dolphins in the country. Maui dolphins live in a small stretch of ocean off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island and current estimates suggest that only 63 dolphins older than one year remain, raising concerns that they may soon become extinct. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is capable of finding and tracking Māui dolphins using artificial intelligence.
Pogba was injured in United's 3-3 draw with Everton on Feb. 6 and has since missed five games in all competitions. United will also be without Daniel James for Sunday's Premier League trip to Chelsea after the midfielder picked up an injury in Thursday's 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad in the second leg of their Europa League tie.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 ― If you have been tossing mandarin oranges into a lake every year but still can’t find your perfect match, you might want to try other ways this year. Feng shui master...
Twitter said Thursday it plans to offer a subscription service in which users would pay for special content from high-profile accounts, part of an economic model to diversify its revenue.
Public hospitals are deserted. Government offices left dark. And the trains don't leave the stations.
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Britain's highest court will rule Friday whether Shamima Begum, a woman stripped of her UK citizenship for joining the Islamic State group in Syria, can return to challenge the decision.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 ― Renowned beauty influencer turned cosmetics mogul Huda Kattan had no qualms sacrificing her income to safeguard her employees’ livelihoods when Covid-19 struck last year....
Flamengo lost 2-1 to Sao Paulo on Thursday but still clinched the Brazilian league title on the final day after challengers Internacional could only draw 0-0 at home to Corinthians. The result means Flamengo topped the table with 71 points, one more than Inter, and take their second consecutive Serie A title. Flamengo’s win was a personal triumph for coach Rogerio Ceni, who won his first major title as manager in the Morumbi stadium, where he was idolised as a player with Sao Paulo.
With the score tied at 0-0 from the first leg in Prague, Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima scored in the second half at the King Power Stadium to put the Czech side into the last-16. Rodgers made a number of changes to the side that beat Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday, with Harvey Barnes, Timothy Castagne and Ricardo Pereira dropping to the bench, while Youri Tielemans was deployed in a more advanced position.
Three days before this year’s Golden Globes Awards is set to take place, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is responding to criticism that it has failed to cultivate an inclusive and diverse membership body. Most notably, as detailed in a scathing exposé last Sunday by the Los Angeles Times, the org does not have a […]
The Southeast Asian country has been in crisis since the army seized power and detained the civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership after the military complained of fraud in a November election. There have been daily protests and strikes by pro-democracy supporters for about three weeks, often drawing hundreds of thousands of people across the diverse nation stretching from the country. Violence broke out on the streets of the commercial hub of Yangon on Thursday after some in a crowd of about 1,000 military loyalists attacked pro-democracy supporters and media.