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Taiko master Mr. Ishikura receives the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendations 2015

Taiko master Mr. Ishikura receives the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendations 2015
Takemasa Ishikura is one of the 116 individuals to receive the Foreign Minister's Commendations for the fiscal year of 2015 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Among the 116 individuals, 22 are from Japan and 94 are from overseas. The Foreign Minister's Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, to acknowledge...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Feb 2016

zodiac Signs
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - This month is filled with joy and many opportunities would come to connect to people you haven’t been close with for some time. Take advantage of this energy flow and use it as a time to work through issues of forgiveness, especially with family, and to deal with those who you may have...

Two Free Film Screening of “Persona Non Grata” on March 30

Persona Non Grata
Special remarks will be given by Deputy Consul General of Japan for Florida Takahiro Ogihara, who will speak about the film’s real-life protagonist, Chiune Sugihara FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – Guests are invited to join the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and FGCU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies for a special...

A Glimpse Inside the World of Adoptee Activism in Korea

Korean adoptees
One day while browsing through the English language section of a bookstore in Seoul, a young Korean woman randomly engaged me in casual conversation. Seconds into our discussion, it became clear to me that she had been raised overseas. When I asked her what brought her to Korea, she told me she had returned to search for her birth...

Award-Winning Documentary THAO’S LIBRARY Opens October 16th!

THAO'S LIBRARY
Thaos Library Official Trailer from Elizabeth Van Meter on Vimeo. AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY THAO'S LIBRARY OPENING AT AMC INDEPENDENT THEATRES NATIONWIDE ON OCTOBER 16th As America marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, Thao's Library explores the complex relationship between two women from opposite sides of the planet. One Vietnamese, and ravaged by Agent Orange exposure; the other American,...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Jan 2016

Zodiac
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - This is an excellent period for developing career and professional plans or strategiesYou are likely thinking a lot about your career and business matters, or your career requires more communication than usual.Your ideas may come into public view now. Use the power of words to influence authority figures. There would be increased energy and...

Believe it or not – Reincarnation of Teresa Teng 鄧麗君

Teresa Teng, famed in Asia for Love Songs, passed away 20 years ago in Chiang Mai, Thailand when she was only 42 years old. She recorded songs not only in her native Mandarin but also in Taiwanese Hokkien, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English. Teng's singing style conveyed simplicity and sincerity. Yeh Yueh-Yu, a professor of Cultural Theory at the University of Southern California said, "It was the...

A Dream of a Drummer: Taiko drummer Jason Seymore raises funds to study taiko in Japan

Musicians dream of making it big by selling millions of records and performing for arenas full of people, but taiko drummer Jason Seymore follows a different beat. Instead of playing for the masses, Seymore plans to teach music to classes by opening his own taiko drumming school. Before he can do that, Seymore must study in the place where...

Asian-American and Adopted

Ever since I can remember, I have known I was adopted. I suppose it would have been irresponsible of my parents to keep it a secret from me because it would have become quickly obvious – me, a Korean child being raised in an Irish-Catholic family. For my brother Ben who was not adopted, the reality of our blended family...

Kenneth Eng: Man of Pursuit, Resilience, and Happiness

My Life in China
Kenneth Eng: The Man Behind “Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball” and “My Life in China” Chinese-born, Boston-bred, and LA-livin’ filmmaker Kenneth Eng will be visiting Orlando once again on May 1, 2016. He will be presenting two of his award-winning, internationally recognized documentaries: “Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball” and “My Life in China.” The screenings will be held at the YESS Center in the Orlando...
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