Horiyoshi Worldwide Provides Update on its Operations in Japan

Mar 23, 2011, 08:30 ET from Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

LOS ANGELES, March 23 /PRNewswire/ - Horiyoshi Worldwide, Inc. (OTCBB: HHWW) announces an update to the company's status in light of recent events in Japan. The initial earthquake and tsunami in Japan have had no adverse affects on any HHWW personnel, offices or vendor relationships. Our Japan operations have been able to conduct business with minor interruption. Our manufacturing partners are based in the south of the country and are busy fulfilling the orders we are receiving. Master Horiyoshi III who resides in Yokohama, which is about 17 miles south of Tokyo, is doing well and prays for his countrymen to the North. Mitsuo Kojima, CEO of Horiyoshi Worldwide, Inc., had this to say about the recent tragic events in Japan, "We extend our deepest sympathies to our countrymen in the North East and pray for their quick recovery. The people of Japan have experienced great tragedies in the past and have always risen to the occasion. While we are grateful that our people and our company were not directly affected by these events we will do all within our power to aid our fellow citizens. We ask our clients, partners and investors to rally around the people of Japan in looking to the future".

About Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets Horiyoshi the Third - a luxury clothing and accessories product line based on the artistry of World renowned Japanese Tattoo Artist, Yoshihito Nakano (Horiyoshi III). The Company is rapidly expanding its distribution platform and its products are being marketed worldwide. The Horiyoshi the Third Collection has been featured in leading fashion publications such as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Anotherman Magazine, Marie Claire, Vogue and Style.com.

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www.horiyoshi-thethird.com
www.horiyoshi-worldwide.com
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Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, HHWW's ability to design and manufacture its products following the acquisition, the ability of the products to gain market acceptance, and the difficulties faced by an early stage retail fashion company in the competitive retail fashion industry. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company's recent current reports on Form 8-K, our annual report on Form 10-K, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic and current reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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