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After 48 Years, Adoptee Finds His Birth Mother and the Restaurant She Named After Him in Japan

Air Force Col. Bruce Hollywood was given up for adoption by his biological Japanese mother soon after his father, an American soldier once stationed in Japan, was reassigned back to the United States.   

Adopted in 1960 by an American couple who were stationed at a U.S. military base in Japan, Hollywood was provided a good life in America, according to the Washington Post

Chinese-British Man Brutally Attacked in London for Being Gay

A brutal homophobic attack left one Chinese-British gay man unable to walk after his leg was shattered in four different places.

Chris Ver-Haest said his life has been altered since he was violently attacked by 29-year-old Kamil Wladyslaw Snios in London back in July. Ver-Haest, 29, told Buzzfeed that he was forced to cancel plans to move to Spain due to his injury and so he could testify against his attacker in court. Months later, he is still unable to walk and is currently undergoing physiotherapy.

Photographer Captures Half-Japanese Faces From 192 Countries in Stunning Identity Project


A Belgian-Japanese photographer has set foot in Tokyo to capture the faces of fellow half-Japanese people for a novel project that aims to paint a picture of their hafu identity.

At first, Tetsuro Miyazaki’s “Hafu2Hafu” project only wanted to interview other hāfu — people whose either parent is Japanese — and learn about identity.

Ryan Potter Cast as Beast Boy in ‘Titans’ Live-Action Series

Warner Brothers has announced that after an exhaustive search they’ve selected Ryan Potter to join the cast of DC’s “Titans”, according to Deadline.

Potter, who many fans will recognize from Disney’s “Big Hero 6” as the voice of Hiro Hamada, will star along cast mates Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, and Teagan Croft in the highly anticipated live-action superhero series.

Scottish-Japanese Artist Celebrates Her Heritage By Creating Beautiful ‘Kilt-mono’

Eighteen-year-old Scottish/Japanese artist Maya Caulfield likes to explore her unique cultural background through her creations — most recently, she’s won over Reddit for her hand-sewn plaid kimono.

“I was inspired to make this piece after getting into the streetwear community and learning about designers like Rick Owens and Rei Kawakubo, who integrate traditional clothing into avant-garde streetwear,” Caulfield told Nextshark. She also mentioned that she didn’t name the piece, made out of men’s dress shirts and boxer shorts, but that netizens have lovingly termed the garment the “kilt-mono”.