How the Japanese can teach your kids math

Japanese math
They stare at the page. It’s been 30 minutes and they haven’t made any progress on their homework. Next thing you know, they’re on the computer or their phones. You feel your skin prickle as anger arises from your belly. This is your everyday with homework time. “Why?” you ask yourself in the mirror. Blowing up is one option,...

Adorable Minions Mooncakes to buy this Mid Autumn Festival 2016!

With the Mid-Autumn Festival coming up on September 15, it's time to get ready to stuff our faces with mooncakes. From traditional, sweet lotus-seed-paste pastries to fusion varieties with funky fillings, here's one of this year's best choices. Hong Kong company - Brands United Limited launch the Minions Mooncake from August to Septermeber in Hong Kong and Macao stores. The "Minions"...

The first ever Hello Kitty Convention in the world

On November 2nd, Sanrio celebrated their famous character’s 40th anniversary by hosting the very first Hello Kitty convention in Los Angeles, California. This sold out event featured themed art exhibits, food, workshops, and exclusive products. Yuko Yamaguchi, the main designer of Hello Kitty even made an appearance to give hundreds of lucky ticket holders a personalized autograph! Hello Kitty...

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...

Asian Cultural EXPO showcases the beauty of Asian culture through performances and workshops

Asian Cultural EXPO 2015
The 6th annual Asia Trend Asian Cultural EXPO was held together with the Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival on October 17, 2015 under a glorious sunny day. Four-hour cultural performances feature dragon dance, lion dance, Chinese instruments, martial arts, taiko drumming, yoyo, tai chi, judo and dances of China, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. More than 120 performers...

How they build the Asano Taiko?

They are called Taiko which means big drum in Japanese. The time and effort that goes into them is unreal and can take around 5 years. One that they are working on was carved from a tree that was over 700 years old and the completed drum will weigh around 2000 lbs. Pretty awesome!!! How they build their Taikos. It's...

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...

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”...

Celebrating May – Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 2017

May is National Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month celebrating AAPI accomplishments and contributions to our great nation. Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), who make up 5.6% of the American population, are the fastest growing ethnic/minority group today according to the 2010 US Census. Recently, primetime TV shows like ABC's Fresh Off the Boat have shown new light into...

Japanese Spring Festival at Miami Beach Botanical Garden March 25

The festival features a kimono fashion show sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (February 23, 2018) – The annual Japanese Spring Festival returns on Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, located at 2000 Convention Center Dr. in Miami Beach. Admission is free. Featuring Taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko, Ikebana workshops, authentic Japanese tea ceremonies, origami lessons, martial arts demonstrations, anime and more, the Japanese Spring...
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