Kimura Takuya and Lin Chi Ling MC the Asia Fashion Awards 2018 in Taipei

For an event called the Asia Fashion Awards I didn’t see much interesting fashion. I think the attendees and performers that I saw looked fine but it wasn’t nearly as couture or inventive as some of the other events recently such as the Golden Horse Awards. The highlight was the attendance of Japanese top singer-actor Kimura Takuya, and reuniting with top model Lin Chi Ling nearly a decade after their debacle level dorama pairing in Moon Lovers (Tsuki no Koibito). He’s always won in the strength of his looks and charisma, not quite on height, so it’s a tad visually awkward to see him next to supermodel height Lin Chi Ling, and I recall they either made her go barefoot (as part of the story, don’t ask) or flats in the dorama ahahahaha. I actually like KimuTaku and Lin Chi Ling but together they were nuclear fallout levels of bad but worth it for the hate watch back then. This event was rather ho hum but a chance to snark about Moon Lovers is always a fun walk down memory lane. Continue reading

Asian Stars Attend 2017 Cannes Film Festival with C-actress Fang Bin Bing Serving in Jury

The Asian stars were not out in force at this year’s 2017 Cannes Film Festival, though Bong Joon Ho‘s new Netflix movie Okja got plenty of press in the current debate over what films are eligible based on being released … Continue reading

Snapshot of the Most Popular Japanese Actors of 2014 From Popular Year End Polls

The end of the year starts counting down now and with it comes the unending stream of polls, surveys, and lists. Which makes it a good time to check back in with Japan entertainment to see how the tastes have … Continue reading