• Crazy Rich Asians - The Movie is coming to screens August, 2018

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Crazy Rich Asians - The Movie is coming to screens August, 2018
    Hollywood December 20, 2017   Crazy Rich Asians directed by Jon M. Chu is coming to theaters August 17, 2018   This marks the first all-Asian ensemble cast for a Hollywood movie in more than two decades. The last movie to have an all-Asian cast was The Joy Luck Club. Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, the movie stars Constance Wu ("Fresh Off the Boat") as Rachel, a professor of...

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  • Live presentation Oct 19, 2011: Orange County Japanese Americans in Battle and Behind Barbed Wire: The World War II Experience of Orange County Nikkei

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Live presentation Octoer 19, 2011Orange County Japanese Americans in Battle and Behind Barbed Wire: The World War II Experience of Orange County Nikkei in History and Memory

    As a girl, Chizuko Judy Sugita DeQueiroz was forcibly removed from the West Coast and confined by the U.S. government in a concentration camp. In Camp Days 1942-1945, the artist depicts via watercolor paintings and verbal narratives her haunting memories.

    Her presentation, based on her book, is entitled "Memories of Camp Days 1942-1945."

    Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, professor emeritus of history and Asian American studies at CSU Fullerton and the former senior historian at the Japanese American National Museum, presents on the life, death, and treatment of Orange County's most famous hero in World War II, Kazuo Masuda—and the culmination of the Japanese American redress and reparations movement in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.

    His presentation is entitled "The Masuda Family of Orange County and the American Way."

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011   4:00 - 8:30 pm

    Meet at Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage MuseumCall 657-278-3407 by Friday, October 14 to pre-register. (Appreciated, but not required.)

    Note: This public event and the related "New Birth of Freedom" exhibition are funded in part by a California Story Fund grant from the Council. The "New Birth of Freedom" exhibition is open Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays noon - 4:00 pm at the Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum, Fullerton Arboretum, and is free. For more information, click or call (657) 278-3407.


  • Free Live Performance by Charlie Chin in "Sun Yat-sen & the Three People's Principles"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

     Learn the unique story of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's life in America before returning to be the first provisionalPresident of the Republic of China through thisChataquan History Alive! museum presentation of "Sun Yat-sen & the Three People's Principles"by Chinese Historical Society of Americaartist-in-residence Charlie Chin.

    The performance aims to illuminate the linkages between the modern history of China, the history ofChinese American communities, and the democraticideas pursued in the post-Civil War era.

    This event, put on by the Chinese Historical Societyof America, is free to the public, suitable for all ages, and funded through the California Council for the Humanities Story Fund.  

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:00pm

    California History Center, De Anza College21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA408-864-8986 


  • LIfe and Beyond by Marilyn Tam

    Posted by Marilyn Tam

            The recent death of Steve Jobs, a man who dared to dream and create beyond the constraints of the prevailing consciousness, brought many people including me to a place of deeper reflection. What does it mean to be really alive? How do I make sure that I am living my highest potential every day? How do I ensure that I will feel at peace when it is my time to leave this planet?

    “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.   And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.                   They somehow already know what you truly want to become.                  Everything else is secondary.”  --- Steve Jobs 

    I believe above quote holds a key to Jobs’ success. He followed his life purpose, what he was born to do. He didn’t have his life path handed to him on a silver platter. He was given up for adoption; he quit college after one semester because it was draining his parents’ entire life savings for him to attend. He still wanted to learn so he slept on the floor of his friends’ dorm rooms. He sold soft drink bottles he scavenged to return for money to buy food so he could sneak in to attend classes. 

    What was remarkable about this story aside from the passion he had for learning was what he said about the experience. He said that not having to fulfill course requirements for a specific degree freed him to learn what fascinated him. He followed his intuition and curiosity. And his interests rewarded him and all of us. One of the classes he took was a calligraphy class. Ten years later when he added the myriad of fonts he learned in that class to the typography in the first Macintosh – the world of computer communication is richer and much more expressive because of that. 

    How are we living our lives? Are we doing what...

  • Concert Pianist Lang Lang Performs live via theaters nationwide October 22, and rebroadcast October 24

    Posted by Suzanne Kai


    Concert pianist Lang Lang will be performing in a live broadcast to theaters across the country on Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm EST (6:00pm MT/8:00pm PT tape delay). A rebroadcast performance is scheduled for Monday, October 24 at 6:00pm ET(6:00pm MT/8:00pm PT). 

    Tickets and the complete list oftheaters are available now at:




    Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, 29-year-old Lang Lang will grace silver screens across the country in a...

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