Atlanta JapanFest 2014

Matsuriza Taiko
Atlanta JapanFest 2014 was held at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA on September 20 and Sep 21. This two-day festival drew over 18,500 attendees, one of the largest attendance figures in the festival’s 28 year history. Atlanta JapanFest has become the largest Japanese festival in the Southeast, and one of the largest in the United States. Photos: Kikuko Moribe & Candy Miyuki JapanFest featured the famous Candy artist Candy...

Sanrio Game Master in Hong Kong

10" tall Ultimate Game Master Hello Kitty with magnetic accesorries inlcuding the mini chess, magic dice and the two head accessories
You will not want to miss the Sanrio Game Master this summer from August 6 till August 23. It is live board game, using people as the game pieces, and is located at KITEC, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. Various characters will act as the game masters, which  include My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Gudetama, Bad Badtz-Maru, Osaru No Monkichi, Patty &...

A Dream of a Drummer: Taiko drummer Jason Seymore raises funds to study taiko in Japan

Musicians dream of making it big by selling millions of records and performing for arenas full of people, but taiko drummer Jason Seymore follows a different beat. Instead of playing for the masses, Seymore plans to teach music to classes by opening his own taiko drumming school. Before he can do that, Seymore must study in the place where...

Bright House Networks adds international channels in time for the holidays

Bright House ASian Channel
To offer the best selection of news and entertainment for customers of all cultures, Bright House Networks today announces an expansion to its international line-up in its Florida service areas. Complementing an already strong offering of global programming, Bright House Networks has just added 31 new international channels in Hindi, Chinese, Korean, Russian and more, as well as eight...

Asian community of Orlando celebrates the 5th annual Asian Cultural Festival at the Orlando Fashion Square

Orlando, Florida – Thousands of Central Floridian Asian Americans, their friends, neighbors and guests congregated at the Orlando Fashion Square last May 7, to celebrate the Asian American Heritage Month, traditionally a presidential proclamation every May to acknowledge and recognize the various national contributions of skills, talents, and vitality of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the United States. Event...

Dim Sum Icon X Little Twin Stars Cafe

DIM SUM ICON Little Twin Stars
Dim sum icon in Hong Kong Central and Tsim Sha Tsui shop cooperate with Little Twin Stars, launched 10 creative dim sum and seven desserts, all printed with colourful Kiki & Lala images! Recommended to try colored shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings with the original grain tape, milk imperial quicksand bun, shrimp rice rolls. You can purchase the Little Twin...

Global Peace Film Festival 2017

This year's Global Peace Film Festival will take place Sept. 18 - 24 at various locations around Orlando. According to the festival's site, the non-for-profit festival is used to "further the cause of peace on earth" and "connect expression – artistic, political, social and personal – to positive, respectful vehicles for action and change." A number of films will be played across...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

Gasparilla International Film Festival

As with all good things, so too did the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) have to come to an end. This year’s closing night ended with a wonderfully humorous and heartwarming film, Chu and Blossom, filmed locally at our very own Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Photos: The Bokeh Studio The film centered on the life of Joon Chu, a Korean...
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