the ambassador of cute. Appointed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the position in 2009, U travels the world to promote Japanese culture abroad, specifically Harajuku fashion, a type of fashion based on trends in the Harajuku district of Tokyo. U is one of three Kawaii ambassadors, an unpaid position. My job is to go to various countries and introduce the real Harajuku fashion to those countries and have the people in those countries love Japanese fashion, Harajuku fashion, and to bridge the understanding between the two countries, U said through a translator, her big, blue eyes flashing animatedly. Kimura U, right, the ambassador of cute, makes her way inside the Los Angeles Convention Center during the opening day of the Anime Expo. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) U began hand-making and selling clothes to make extra money while in a music band, a feat noticed by NHK, Japans national public broadcasting station. The Japanese Foreign Ministry then discovered her growing influence in fashion and selected her as an ambassador of kawaii. U says her original fashion line, KOKOkim, fuses Harajuku fashion with anime fashion in a form of everyday clothing. The Anime Expo hosted the first KOKOkim fashion show outside of Japan this weekend. She wanted to create something not cosplay, but something that people can wear everyday and still relate to the anime culture, Yuko Ishikawa, Us interpreter, said.
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Diaw to re-sign with Spurs – Yahoo Sports
The 32-year-old Diaw reached agreement on a three-year, $22 million contract with the NBA champion Spurs, according to multiple reports Sunday. Contracts cannot be signed until Thursday. In 79 regular-season games with the Spurs last season, Diaw averaged 9.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Diaw made an impact in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat , averaging 6.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists. “Hey spurs fans, Good (visit site) news i stay in san antonio for a few more years. Lets win it again,” Diaw said on Instagram. Diaw came to the Spurs in 2012 after he was waived by Charlotte. He is a member of the French national team with Spurs teammate Tony Parker. The Spurs also agreed to a contract extension with backup point guard Patty Mills.
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[PICS] Miley Cyrus’ Bra & Panties: Dancing With Little Sister Noah — Bangerz – Hollywood Life
It was with her little sister, Noah. Eek! Miley Cyrus Reveals Denial Over Floyds Tragic Death On Bangerz Special Wearing nothing but a tiny black bra and matching black panties, Miley continuously yelled Turn up! while doing a short choreographed dance inside her hotel room. Behind her, and dancing along to the same choreography, was Mileys little sister, Noah. Thankfully, the 14-year-old was fully dressed. Moments before their impromptu dance session, Miley welcomed cameras into her hotel room while wearing the same pair of bra and panties. When the door opened to her room she struck a super sexy pose and said, Schwelcome. Then, as the cameras followed her through a hallway inside of the room, she stopped and struck another pose this time popping her butt out for the camera to zoom in on. Miley is clearly very comfortable in that body of hers! Miley & Noah Sang With Braison In Rare Private Moment A more subtle and extremely rare moment inside Mileys hotel room included her brother, Braison, and an acoustic guitar.