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...

Orange County Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Orange County Update Third Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month And Proclamation Ceremony Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) marked Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May by attending a festive cultural celebration held on the lawn of the County’s Administration Center organized by employees and community partners. The event, now in its third year, was coordinated...

Asian American Law Students Association at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida

Asian American Law Students Association at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida
On September 21st, I was invited by the Asian American Law Students Association at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida to be one of their forum speakers. With me in the forum were Professor Dorothea Bean Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law specializing in International Court and Human Rights, and General Cresencio Maralit a...

Photo Highlights from AAHC Student Achievers’ Scholastic Awards 2016

For the past 25 years, AAHC (the Asian American Heritage Council) has given over $200,000 in scholarships to recognize students of Asian descent for their excellence in academia, leadership, community service, and preservation of culture and language.  This year was no exception. The AAHC 2016 Asian Student Achievers Awards took place at the Orlando Public Library on November 5, 2016,...

Award Ceremony Highlights Success of Orlando Main Street Districts

Mayor Buddy Dyer with the organizers of the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was joined by City Commissioners at the Orlando Museum of Art for the 3rd Annual Orlando Main Street Program Awards Ceremony on Sep 30 to honor winning individuals and districts that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the Orlando Main Street Program. During the ceremony, Mayor Dyer presented individual and district awards to 36 exceptional volunteers, businesses, merchants and initiatives. Since the inception...

ROC, Taiwan Heritage Night @ Florida Marlin

To celebrate Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen joining the MLB team, Overseas Community Affairs Council co-held a special event “Taiwanese Heritage Night” with the Marlins on July 29th at the Marlins Park. Sponsored by Tourism Bureau, Marlins gave away commemorative jersey shirts for those who purchased the special event tickets. During the game, Taipei Economic and Culture Office (TECO) Director General Philip...

REACH Brighten Up the UAP Christmas Day

REACH
When beginning to collect toys at University High School’s Asian Student Association, a lot of the members were pleased to hear about how we’re starting to donate to United Against Poverty. We had first announced this through a club meeting and their positive reactions were apparent. Later when the meeting was adjourned, I was talking to a few of...

Taiwanese Dance by National Dong Hwa University

dance troupe of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University
May is Asian Heritage Month and in support of it the dance troupe of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University is touring the United States. This is the tenth year anniversary of the group and it is the first time they have come to the United States. The dancers are all from tribal communities from across Taiwan and represent to the diversity...

Orlando Japan Festival 2013 brings love and joy

Orlando Japan Festival 2013
Orlando Japan Festival, organized by the Japan Association of Orlando (JAO) is one of the largest festivals featuring Japan in Florida. More than 3,000 participants experienced Japanese culture, performing arts, music and cuisines at The Village at Hunter’s Creek on November 3rd. Festival was kicked off at noon by Consul General Shinji Nagashima from Consul-General of Japan in Miami. It is followed by well anticipated “One Hundred Taiko Drummers”...

Two Floridians awarded 2016 Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendations

Miami resident Jose Keichi Fuentes and Plantation resident Yoshiko Tokuda Carlton honored The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced its list of 2016 Foreign Minister’s Commendations and the prestigious honor was bestowed upon Jose Keichi Fuentes and Yoshiko Tokuda Carlton of South Florida. The Foreign Minister's Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields...
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