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Atlanta JapanFest 2014

Matsuriza Taiko
Atlanta JapanFest 2014 was held at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA on September 20 and Sep 21. This two-day festival drew over 18,500 attendees, one of the largest attendance figures in the festival’s 28 year history. Atlanta JapanFest has become the largest Japanese festival in the Southeast, and one of the largest in the United States. Photos: Kikuko Moribe & Candy Miyuki JapanFest featured the famous Candy artist Candy...

International Indian Film Academy brings “Bollywood Oscars” to Tampa

Kevin Spacey, Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Farhan Aktar Lungi Dance
The International Indian Film Academy  showcased  India’s film industry and stars in Tampa at the  15th Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend and Tata Motors IIFA Awards during April 23-26.  For the first time, the “Bollywood Oscars” were held in the United States and Tampa. At the opening news conference, officials and community leaders looked back at the months of planning and...

Gasparilla International Film Festival

As with all good things, so too did the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) have to come to an end. This year’s closing night ended with a wonderfully humorous and heartwarming film, Chu and Blossom, filmed locally at our very own Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Photos: The Bokeh Studio The film centered on the life of Joon Chu, a Korean...

Uproar of Taiko Drumming in San Francisco

Fushu Daiko & Matsuriza from FL
San Francisco Taiko Dojo celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2013. Taiko is a traditional Japanese Drumming which has widely spread amongst United States in the past few decades. Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, who established San Francisco Taiko Dojo, was the first to bring this cultural art performance to America. Ever since, the number of students exceeded 15,000, and he has been recognized by many countries. Last year, he...

Two Award-Winning Documentaries Depicting Two of The Most Pressing Social Issues in China will be on PBS POV Season 26 2013

High Tech Low Life
High Tech, Low Life PBS Premiere: July 22, 2013 / Online: July 23, 2013 – Aug. 21, 2013 High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires young vegetable seller “Zola” to report on censored news stories from the cities, while retired businessman “Tiger Temple” makes...

Asia Trend Magazine Asian Cultural EXPO rocks at Downtown Disney

Eleven performing groups representing China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, three audience participating workshops and eight exhibitors made up a 4-hour Asian Cultural EXPO on October 20th at Orlando Downtown Disney. This expo is the vision of GWN Dragon Boat, Orlando Health Foundation, the title sponsor Walgreens and Asia Trend Inc. of bringing the community together to celebrate...

Asia Trend Magazine: Exclusive Interview with Far East Movement

Far East Movement
The 1st Asian American group to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #1 with “Like A G6” Far East Movement (FM) is an electro hip hop group based in Los Angeles, California.  Far East Movement has the distinction of being the first Asian-American group to earn a top ten hit on the Mainstream Pop charts in America.  Their single...

The Art of Belly Dancing

Belly dance class
Traditionally known as the “Oriental Dance,” belly dancing has been celebrated for centuries by royalty, writers, poets, artists and musicians. Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the Orient to India to the Middle East. Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women--generally during rites...
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