The Japanese government has found a way to ostracize the yakuza underworld groups further by banning their members from giving out candies to children who are out trick or treating during Halloween.
The Prefectural Assembly of Hyogo has unanimously approved the proposal to revise the Organized Crime Exclusion Ordinances on Monday, according to SoraNews24. The newly added provision will make it illegal for the Yamaguchi-gumi, one of Japan’s largest yakuza clans, to hand candies to children during Halloween at their headquarters in Kobe.
Several students at a private college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania have been accused of racism after wearing costumes that depicted Asian, African and Hispanic stereotypes over Halloween weekend.
The students, reported to be athletes at Franklin & Marshall College, shared photos of themselves in the controversial costumes on social media, sparking outrage among minority groups on campus.
Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters faced off on Halloween night in the midst of chaotic celebrations and demonstrations near the district of Lan Kwai Fong, Central Hong Kong.
Many protesters showed up in costumes and masks, in defiance of the recent ban on face coverings. The ban was introduced by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam who claimed that the mask ban would enable the police to easily identify rioters from the peaceful protesters.
A man who was choked by an off-duty Los Angeles firefighter with the help of friends in Chatsworth over three years ago has reportedly won a $7.4-million settlement in connection with the attack.
Samuel Chang was handing out Halloween candy in the neighborhood near his grandmother’s home when he was attacked by five individuals in 2015.
A father from Shanghai is winning the hearts of netizens after a video of him picking up his daughter from her kindergarten school while dressed in a full-body T-Rex costume went viral.
A man who shamed a pair of friends for wearing Halloween costumes in public has drawn outrage on Chinese social media.
The incident occurred on the evening of Oct. 31 on a subway in Qingdao, China.
Halloween is a day where people can dress up, attend parties, and go trick-or-treating for free candy, but in the Philippines, this annual celebration goes well beyond the usual traditions.
As a predominantly Catholic nation, the Philippines celebrates Halloween with devotion. The festivities start on October 31 or sometimes October 30, depending on the year.
A Filipino girl is going viral on social media for her incredibly realistic Halloween 2018 costume, where she went out as a headless girl.
Maya, the now-internet-famous girl, went trick-or-treating in Southbay Village, Paranaque, Philippines last weekend along with her mother, Krystel Hwang, who took the viral video and uploaded it to her social media accounts – both on Facebook and on Instagram – Mashable reported.
Long overdue Asian representation in Western pop culture has inspired many Asian American Halloween costumes this year.
Japanese authorities struggled for hours trying to control an unruly crowd that turned a Halloween event into utter chaos.
The unofficial gathering of young locals and foreigners at the Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo over the weekend before Halloween recently became an annual event and reportedly gets “bigger and rowdier” each year.
Animals celebrate Halloween through their owners, like this adorable little cat who was turned into a ferocious, people-eating creature from another dimension called a Demogorgon.
The costume, which was shared online by Japanese Twitter user @kri1226, was inspired by the creature of the same name from the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things.”