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Hsieh and Shuai win Wimbledon women’s doubles title

Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) players Su-Wei Hsieh from Taiwan and Peng Shuai from the Mainland partnered in the women’s doubles competition. Together they won the Wimbledon women’s doubles finals. It is also a successful model for Cross-Strait cooperation. Su-Wei Hsieh became the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam title. Hsieh and Shuai, both 27 years old, have been friends since their...

The Japanese Sword Museum 刀剣博物館

The Japanese Sword (Token) Museum specializes in Japanese swords. Since the introduction of sword-making techniques from the Asian Continent, Japanese swords have been improved throughout Japans long history of warfare. They were not only traditional weapons but also sometimes regarded as an object of faith or a symbol of power. The Japanese Sword Museum collects and preserves 152 items, including swords such as the ones designated as National Treasures...

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team sets a new Championship record in the “20th Yokohama Dragon Boat Festival”

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team has won the Champion of the International Champion Cup (Standard Boat Premier Open 260m) with a new championship record of 53 seconds in 20th Yokohama Dragon Boat Festival on 2 June 2013. More than 200 crews from Tokyo and Kanagawa have joined this Festival which is the signature dragon boating event in Yokohama, Japan. At the invitation of the Yokohama International Dragon Boat...

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...

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan
Do you wonder what Christmas is like in Japan? December 25th is not a national holiday in Japan. Unless it is on the weekend, people work and go to school on that day. Christmas is mostly a commercial event there. The big corporations do the main decorating and illuminating of their buildings and the trees. The first recorded Christmas in Japan...

The Tiger Mother’s Revelation – and Ours

Tiger Mom
Many of the articles about the “Tiger mom” have been rather pointed in questioning Western culture’s parenting techniques versus Asian culture, quoting Amy Chua’s comments about how much better Chinese culture is with respect to parenting than Western culture.  These articles raise doubt in Westerners’ minds, but also create questions in Chinese and other Asian parents’ minds about their...

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...

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...

Orlando First Dragon Boat is finally here!

Orlando Dragon Boat
Dragon Boat racing is a Chinese tradition which originated in China over 2000 years ago and spread to the whole world and became a very popular team-building sport. Asia Trend has media sponsored and reported Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival in City of Tavares and South Florida Dragon Boat Festival in Miami for many years. When I heard about a new...

3rd Ambassador’s/Consuls General Tour to the Philippines

3rd Ambassador’s/Consuls General Tour to the Philippines
The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea. Vietnam is to the east, Borneo is southwest and Taiwan is directly north. It is a mix of ancient cultures and advanced civilization. It contains some of the most diverse natural ecosystems …soaring mountains, white sand beaches, tropical rainforests, underground...
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