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...

Toronto’s Japanese Canadian Culture Centre

Toronto’s Japanese Canadian Culture Centre
Toronto is well known as one of the most culturally diverse and exciting cities to visit, and live, in North America. With almost three million people living in Toronto, it is a major metropolitan area. Even though the Japanese community represents less than 1% of the population, it is nonetheless a very vibrant and important part of the...

10th Annual Bon Fest to Celebrate Japanese Culture in Pensacola September 10

The free Japanese summer festival features EPCOT’s Matsuriza Taiko Drummers PENSACOLA, Fla. Offering a taste of summer fun from Old Japan, the 10th Annual Bon Fest returns to Pensacola September 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School, located at 6000 College Parkway. Admission is free and guests of all ages are welcome. Based on the Obon...

‘X-Men’ star Hugh Jackman Dances With the Fire Dragon in Hong Kong

Hollywood movie star Hugh Jackman visits Hong Kong during Mid-Autumn Festival to promote his latest film, "Pan".   The 'meet the fan' session at the Times Square, Causeway Bay.  "I love this city, I've been here three or four times now and the people are always so friendly and the food is out of this world," he said. Hugh Jackman...

Orlando Young Lions

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year 2015 Stage Performance at Orlando Fashion Square
Lion Dancing - A simple, but unique term given for something that envelops so much in history and is still with us today. By the sight and sound of it, you can picture a street scene with colorful figures with children frolicking around while elders look on with bright smiles and gleaming eyes. What is this Lion Dance that...

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...

The Yellow Duck and the Crocodile

A yellow duck was on his way to meet with the Emperor in Peking and deliver him an important message. Right as he’s about to jump into the Yellow river to swim across and meet the Emperor’s people await him on the other side of the river band, a crocodile that was resting on the edge nearby called out to...

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...

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,...

When tradition meets modernity

Candy Miyuki at UCF
While some aspects of Japanese food culture, like sushi, and ramen have become more main stream around the world, there are still many traditions and cultural aspects which remain relatively unknown to the general public. For this reason, the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, in collaboration with Ms. Candy Miyuki, organized a Japanese Candy Art and Character Bento demonstration...
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