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A new Ad by Toyota highlights Japanese Sumo and Art

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Toyota Japan has recently released an advertisement featuring seven Sumo wrestlers. For most of the video we see the Sumo running in a line across Los Angeles. During their travels, they imitate some safety features of Toyota's new care line-up which are narrated in Japanese and then English. At the end, we see the same features illustrated in traditional Japanese art called...

YESS Center Continues to Strive for Excellence

I still remember the moment two years ago when I found out that a spot was available for us to open a cultural center in Orlando.  For me, it was a dream come true.  However, I didn’t realize that others had this vision as well.  As time progressed, I have been amazed at the number of people who had...

Blessing for World Peace: A Universal Value of Compassion, Responsibility and Education

President Barack Obama meets with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in the White House, July 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, the Washington Wizards NBA Team, and… His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso - the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet? What’s the commonality? All drew sold-out crowds at the Verizon Center, an arena that holds over 20,000 people in the heart of Chinatown in Washington DC. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a title given to the religious leader of Tibetan Buddhists...

My Life in China

Independent film director, Kenneth Eng, recently graced our Central Florida for the East Coast Premiere of his documentary film, “My Life in China,” at the 2015 Florida Film Festival. During the festival, we received an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with him at the Asia Trend / YESS Center on April 14, 2015. Eng was officially selected for...

2015 Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival

Orlando’s October 17, 2015 Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by Pepsico  was a smashing success. From the gorgeous weather to the rocking paddlers, the competitive race times, the improving recreational teams, the fantastic Asian Festival, the food trucks, beer garden, SWAT Hummer, Orlando Police Department horses, canines, motorcycle and pink squad car and both the children's play area...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – July 2016

Aries (21 March – 19 April) - There will be greater maturity and depth to boot and July will bring an opportunity to benefit from a much-needed step back to optimise your considerable chances of using your potential to create a few sparks! If you are in a relationship, it will be time to face the reality of your feelings...

How they build the Asano Taiko?

They are called Taiko which means big drum in Japanese. The time and effort that goes into them is unreal and can take around 5 years. One that they are working on was carved from a tree that was over 700 years old and the completed drum will weigh around 2000 lbs. Pretty awesome!!! How they build their Taikos. It's...

USF Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2016

With a full moon rising Thursday night, Fall came early for everyone celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Thursday night.  The Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans, Chinese American Association of Tampa Bay, the Confucius Institute at USF and the university community sponsored the festival with free moon cakes, a holiday-lighted dragon-lion and...

10th Annual Bon Fest to Celebrate Japanese Culture in Pensacola September 10

The free Japanese summer festival features EPCOT’s Matsuriza Taiko Drummers PENSACOLA, Fla. Offering a taste of summer fun from Old Japan, the 10th Annual Bon Fest returns to Pensacola September 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School, located at 6000 College Parkway. Admission is free and guests of all ages are welcome. Based on the Obon...

Trending Mooncakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

Do you like traditional mooncake which is made with lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk or modern mooncakes in different flavors such as snow-skinned strawberry cheese, alcohol-infused Snow-skinned and macaroon? What are mooncakes and why do Chinese people eat them? Mooncake (月饼, 月餅, yuè bĭng) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiujie). The festival is...
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