A new Ad by Toyota highlights Japanese Sumo and Art

Toyota Japan
Toyota Japan has recently released an advertisement featuring seven Sumo wrestlers. For most of the video we see the Sumo running in a line across Los Angeles. During their travels, they imitate some safety features of Toyota's new care line-up which are narrated in Japanese and then English. At the end, we see the same features illustrated in traditional Japanese art called...

Fifth Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival

The Fifth Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival has returned to ring in the Year of the Monkey, bringing unity and solidarity among the Asian American community as well as greater Orlando community. The festival took place at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall, where it moved from behind the streets of Mills and Colonial two...

Preview of the Asian Cultural Festival 2017 organized by Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida

Asian Cultural Festival 2017
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month proclaimed in 1978.  It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  The Asian American Heritage Council, also known as AAHC, is an organization of Asian American organizations in Central Florida established in 1980.  The groups are ranging from social, cultural, business,...

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"...

Korean American Dr. Paul Song, oncologist and healthcare activist, supports Bernie Sanders for President

Korean American Dr. Paul Song, oncologist and healthcare activist, endorses Bernie Sanders for President - He is the grandson of Kim Sang Don, first popularly elected mayor of Seoul, while his mother worked with Shirley Chisholm in 1960s New York City in early childhood education. Korean American Dr. Paul Song is a radiation oncologist, biotech executive, and Head of the Courage...

Annual Japanese Summer Festival “Tampa Natsumatsuri” Returns June 11

2016 Tampa Natsumatsuri
The Florida Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (FL-JETAA)  invites guests of all ages to attend its 11th annual Japanese summer festival, Tampa Natsumatsuri, on June 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Admission is free.                                                             The event is a non-profit, community-based festival featuring Japanese...

Travel the World in a Day at SPIFFS 41st Annual International Folk Fair

From October 29 to November 1, 2015, St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc. (SPIFFS) and its ethnic member groups will present the 41st Annual International Festival at Vinoy Park on St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, transforming it into a microcosm of the world. In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, Folk Fair offers a multitude of special entertainment in...

India Day 2016: Jai Ho Magic!

I was very lucky to cover India Day 2016, which was organized by the IACC (Indian American Chamber of Commerce). The event took place at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando. From the beginning, it was a very ambitious project which needed significant support for all that was planned. However, as I’ve come to learn, the Indian Americans in...

Luma Native Taiwanese Leadership Council starts its one-month long cultural exchange at United National Indian Tribal Youth (Unity) Conference in Orlando

Luma Native Taiwanese Leadership Council
Luma is a biennial enrichment program for the Taiwan Indigenous Youth to conducts overseas study tour in North America. This program enables the Taiwan Indigenous Youth to perform cultural exchange with American Indians, expand their international vision, master their communication and leadership skill. LUMA program is sponsored and organized by Taiwan Vox Nativa Association...

8 ELEPHANTS & A DREAMING DRAGON

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8 elephants wished to wake up the dreaming dragon. The 1st elephant said: “let’s do the elephant’s dance and shake her up gently.” So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take a year doing so.” The 2nd elephant said: “let’s also play Jazz music.” So they did until the 8th elephant said: “Stop! It will take 2 years doing...
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