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New book targets cultural and language barriers in Taiwan

Conversation Guide Book for Encounters with Foreigners by Tony Coolidge
August 28, 2015 - Tainan City, Taiwan – For a small island, Taiwan attracts its fair share of international visitors. According to the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, in 2014, there were 4,687,048 foreign visitors to Taiwan, accounting for 47% of approximately 10 million tourists that visited that year. Aside from visitors, over 500,000 foreign nationals live in Taiwan according to...

Most Expensive Steamed Bun in the world

(Hong Kong) Yuet Lai Shun Guangdong Dim Sum Restaurant and "Groupon" have launched the sale of a giant "Fortune Bun" worth US$2,178.45 (HK$16,888). It has been recognized in the World Records as the world's most expensive steamed bun (www.recordsetter.com). Giant Fortune Bun weighs about 22 lbs. The ingredients include dry abalone, fish maw, Japanese Cucumber, Edible bird's nest, Japanese scallops...

Asia Trend Inc Launches New Website to celebrate the 10th Anniversary

Asia Trend 10th Anniversary
ORLANDO - Asia Trend Magazine was founded in 2005 by three individuals together with countless amazing and passionate volunteers who come together to educate, connect and engage the community about the Asia’s history, arts and cultures. After 120 issues of printing, Asia Trend has decided to expand the readership to the next level with a wider audience.  Asia Trend will...

Nemours Children’s Hospital hosts Business After Hours

Asian American Chamber members tour the Nemours Children’s Hospital, stopping at a play zone for patients and families. Matt Thursam, Jackson Young, Mitzi Archer, Vanessa Rivera, Gail Rayos, Robert Lee, Dahlia Hayles, Raqcuel Hayles, Ernie Plaza
Dozens of Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida members enjoyed special tours and an inspiring presentation at the July Business After Hours sponsored by Nemours Children’s Health System. The event, held at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Medical City area of Lake Nona, was hosted by Nemours’ Brian Richardson. AACC President Gail Rayos used the occasion to announce the...

A humorous advertisement for Manulife Financial re-imagines Go Nagai’s super robot Mazinger Z

Mazinger Z
Recently, the insurance company, Manulife Japan, began streaming a web commercial titled "Mazinger Kachō ~Second Life e Mazin-go!~ (Section Manager Mazinger Mazin-goes to a Second Life!) to promote its "Mirai no Tabi" campaign. The video depicts Go Nagai's classic Mazinger Z robot filling the role of a company's section manager. In the video, section manager Mazinger applies for early retirement...

The Minions are Taking Over Hong Kong

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Who doesn't love the yellow minions? As the Minions movie hits the big screens in the world this summer, Minions fever hits McDonald’s Hong Kong and the Shatin shopping mall. Photos: Ada Wong McDonald’s in Hong Kong have Happy Meal toys and strawberry banana yogurt as part of a worldwide McDonald's x Minions movie tie-in, including a whole set of Minions...

Asia Trend Entrepreneur Series — UCF alumni owned Impress Ink debuts Orlando’s first Mobile Screen Printing performance art at Artlando

Impress Ink (www.impressink.com) started as the brainchild of Michael Cho and Xi Guo beginning in their garage back in 2008 while college students at UCF. Fast forward 6 years later and today, Impress Ink is currently a established local printer with clients such as PepsiCo, Publix, Winn Dixie, UCF, Orange County, City of Orlando and many others focusing on fulfilling...

Business After Hours at the BB&T Bank

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida officially introduced BB&T Bank as the Chamber’s inaugural Corporate Patron at a recent Business After Hours reception in recognition of Asian American Heritage Month. Hosting the networking event was Hung Nguyen, Vice President at BB&T, and Kathy Hazelwood, BB&T Vice President and Regional Multicultural Markets Officer. “The new Corporate Patron program is an opportunity for companies who support the Asian American...

Florida Anime Experience 2015

Florida Anime Experience 2015
Showcase authenticity and educating culture behind Japanese Anime MegaCon, Comic-Con, GeekyCon…many fandom conventions have been flourished over last20 years and many take place in Central Florida. While these large scale conventions keep expanding, Florida Anime Experience has been specializing in “Japanese Anime” for the last 5 years. Florida Anime Experience 2015 was held at the Park Inn in Kissimmee on...

Celebration of Culture at Orlando City Hall kicks of Heritage Month

The 6th annual Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Celebration of Culture in the Rotunda of City Hall
More than 200 Central Floridians gathered in Orlando City Hall on May 6 as City Commissioner Patty Sheehan read the proclamation by Mayor Buddy Dyer declaring the month of May 2015 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The 6th annual Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Celebration of Culture in the Rotunda of City Hall opened with a...
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