Horiyoshi Worldwide Expands International Distribution with Destination Lifestyle Store "4"

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HHWW) (the "Company") is pleased to announce today that the Company has secured retail distribution with destination lifestyle store, "4".  www.thenumber4.com

After opening its doors in 2008, 4 have quickly established a reputation for excellence in sourcing a range of unique brands from around the World.  In addition to carrying Horiyoshi the Third, 4's exclusive seasonal edits now encompass new cutting edge brands such as Belgian Ann Demeulemeester, Gareth Pugh, Damir Doma, Haider Ackermann and An Valerie Hash.

"We are excited to increase our profile and expand our brand reach in Kuwait with 4.  4 is a renowned shopping institution and the gateway to the Middle East luxury market for premier brands. Entering into Kuwait is just one piece of Horiyoshi Worldwide strategy as we seek to advance our brand in emerging markets such as, Brazil, India, and China," says Mitsuo Kojima, President and CEO of Horiyoshi Worldwide.

About Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc.

Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets Horiyoshi the Third - a high end 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 with the line currently being sold in approximately 50 luxury retail boutiques & department stores in 25 cities worldwide. Debuting in Fall 2009 - HIII has been featured in leading fashion publications such as the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Anotherman Magazine, Vogue and Style.com.

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This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. 

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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