“Grandpa Idols” JiJi-POP

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Jiji-POP
Jiji-POP - a music group of five grandfathers, ages ranging from 59 to 80 (an average age of 67.4) are representing Kochi, as a part of the city’s promotional Kochi-ke ALL STARS (高知家 ALL STARS) Nippon Positive Project. The group is being promoted as the first “Grandpa Idol Group.” In fact, the “jiji” (爺) in the group’s name is an...

Millennia of Chinese Legends Come Alive Through Exquisite Dance and Music

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Shen Yun
World’s Premier Classical Chinese Dance Company Returns to Dr. Phillips Center ORLANDO – A daughter disguises herself as a son and takes her father’s place at war. A magical monkey, an ogre, and a humanoid pig protect a Buddhist monk as he journeys to the western heavens on a quest for true teachings. A folk hero gets drunk, but then saves a...

Anime Inspires New Age Musician Wendi Shi

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Wendi Shi is a composer and New Age musician. She started playing the piano at the age of four, and grew up with a passionate love for music and art. While working full-time after college, she composed and published her first album ‘Autumn’, a collection of original compositions captures the feel of autumn and evoke a reflective spaciousness to...

Peking Opera Classic Excerpts in Miami

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Peking Opera
Peking Opera, as China's national essence, has been listed as one of the intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations and is now a very popular Chinese national art which is full of Chinese characteristics and loved by the audience at home and abroad. On the stage of Peking Opera, a horsewhip represents riding, a quant represents rowing, a table can not only be a table...

Austin Dance India Celebrates 25 Years of Bharata Natyam Dance in Central Texas

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Bharata Natyam Dance
Austin, Texas (February, 2016)— Austin Dance India, Austin’s preeminent performance company and school for Bharata Natyam dance, is celebrating its 25th year in 2016 with a dynamic calendar of live performances and student showcases. Under the creative direction of Anuradha Naimpally, Austin Dance India will present a season of spectacular dance events including a 10 x 10 student showcase,...

Angel Heart Live-Action TV series

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Angel Heart
The live-action television series adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's Angel Heart manga will premiere this October on the NTV network. Its story is set in a parallel world of the author's another popular series City Hunter, where the original heroine Kaori Makimura is already dead (not a direct sequel to the original City Hunter story). It features a new heroine Xiang-Ying...

“Bailey Hall Presents” Season Opens with Nai-Ni Chen Dance

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Acclaimed cross-cultural contemporary dance company fuses western and eastern cultures in “Song of the Phoenix” Troupe will also present “Fundamentals of Dance” as weekday educational offering Davie, FL (September 7, 2016) –  With commissions from New York’s Lincoln Center Institute and the Joyce Theater, among others, Nai-Ni Chen is one of the most sought after choreographers today, and is known for her...

Florida Anime Experience 2016

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The annual Florida Anime Experience (FAE) in Kissimmee was quite a great experience this year. It was 3 day event filled with seminars, vendors and artists from all over. While a smaller convention compared to one like Megacon, it has set itself apart by creating a community of its own and also emphasizing respect for Japan and Japanese culture...

Dear Chris Rock, Your Asian Joke Wasn’t Funny

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When it comes to hosting the Oscars, it's almost customary to expect a host who is a comedian. Over the history of the Oscars, we have seen a series of American comedy icons -- such as Steve Martin, Jon Stewart and Ellen Degeneres, to name a few -- carry the weight of the Oscars' success on their shoulders to...

Two Free Film Screening of “Persona Non Grata” on March 30

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Persona Non Grata
Special remarks will be given by Deputy Consul General of Japan for Florida Takahiro Ogihara, who will speak about the film’s real-life protagonist, Chiune Sugihara FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – Guests are invited to join the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and FGCU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies for a special...
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