Behind-the-scenes footage of Simu Liu’s first day of training for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has emerged online.
A hero in training: Yung Lee, the action designer for the Marvel Studios film, shared some clips on Instagram to provide fans a glimpse of how Liu looked before his full training started.
Nintendo game director Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the “Super Mario Bros.” games, made a surprise appearance during the Nintendo Direct on Thursday to give details on an upcoming animated Mario movie.
It’s-a movie: Actor Chris Pratt, star of blockbuster franchises “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” has been tapped to voice Mario in the still-untitled project from Nintendo and animation studio Illumination, which animated “Despicable Me” and “Minions,” Kotaku reported.
Cary Joji Fukunaga, the first American director to helm a James Bond film with the upcoming “No Time To Die,” recently shared his pride in having a multiracial background.
On being the “other”: The Japanese American filmmaker revealed in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that his growing up in a multiracial, working-class family household in Oakland shaped the global perspective in his filmmaking.
Members of ARMY — fans of the K-pop supergroup BTS — are expressing their appreciation for member Jimin’s recent donation to polio patients.
Secret donation: Jimin donated 100 million Korean won ($85,170) to the Rotary District 3590 in July, Soompi reported.
China Evergrande Group’s former chairman Xu Jiayin has earned the ire of Chinese social media users after a letter he allegedly sent to employees leaked online on Tuesday.
Fanning the flames: Evergrande founder Xu Jiayin, whose current net worth slightly dropped to $10.7 billion, angered people online after a letter he penned was shared on Weibo, reported Business Insider.
South Korean survival drama show “Squid Game,” which premiered on Netflix on Sept. 17, is being accused of plagiarism by some online.
Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.
Thanks to K-pop, IT and medical research, South Korea has now been deemed the fifth most innovative economy in the world.
An innovator rises: South Korea was ranked in the top five of the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021, according to a report published on Monday by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
‘Please forgive me’: Customers show love to taiyaki maker who admitted to putting ‘less filling’ in his products
Customers started pouring in to a store selling a traditional Japanese pastry known as “taiyaki” after its owner admitted to putting in less filling and had offered a sincere apology online.
Heartfelt message to customers: Junya Hashimoto, the 45-year-old owner of “Taiyaki no Bunfukuya,” took to social media to apologize to buyers after he was forced to reduce the amount of filling in his pastries, reported SoraNews24.
In a bid to address food waste in Singapore, local scientists have developed an essential medical use for discarded durian husks.
More sustainable durian: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists developed a process that turns husks from the popular Southeast Asian fruit into antibacterial gel bandages, Reuters reported.
A proposed bipartisan bill aimed at giving so-called “Documented Dreamers” a path to permanent residency hit a roadblock on Sunday after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled against including immigration reforms in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion, 10-year spending plan.
Rare bipartisan support: Last week, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., unveiled the “America’s Children Act” legislation that aims to grant children of long-term visa holders a means to apply for their own green card, the New York Times reported.
South Korean girl group BLACKPINK was recently appointed by the United Nations (UN) as an advocate for its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to “encourage young people to take #ClimateAction to protect the planet.”
SDG advocates in your area: The UN welcomed the popular K-pop group — composed of Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé and Lisa — with a tweet on Saturday announcing the group members’ official appointment as SDG advocates by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Fans of BTS — known as the BTS ARMY — are calling out those flocking to the hotel that the South Korean supergroup is staying at in New York.
The SDG Moment: BTS, who have been designated South Korea’s “special presidential envoy for future generations and culture,” is in New York to attend the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment 2021 at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from Sept. 19-23, NextShark previously reported.