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  • Rising Tohoku Food Fair August 20-23, 2015 in Torrance, CA

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Los Angeles –   Rising Tohoku Food Fair comes to Torrance, California  August 20-23, 2015    Food, dance, craft workshops including origami, Japanese lantern-making, and writing of wishes on tanzaku are among the exciting offerings at the Rising Tohoku Food Fair, which celebrates the Tohoku region of Japan at the 4 day event.   Mascots such as Fukushima City's Momorin rabbit will be available for photos with Fair attendess. Momorin, one of four city mascots to appear at the Fair, represents Fukushima's momo (peaches) and ringo (apples)   “We are so pleased that the Rising Tohoku Food Fair helps to draw attention to the seriousness of the Japanese earthquake and brings awareness to the ongoing recovery of the culturally rich Tohoku r...
  • LA Area College Students - Apply Now for a $2,500 AAJA-LA Journalism Scholarship

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    August 12, 2015 The Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles is pleased to announce the opening of its annual scholarship competition.  The chapter will award several scholarships of $2,500 each to full-time college students in the Greater Los Angeles Area.    If you are a student, we hope you will take part. We are here to support your studies and career advancement. If you are not a student but know of one, please forward this information.  Applications deadline is Sept. 25, 2015.   http://aaja-la.org/2015/08/2015-aaja-la-scholarship-applications-being-accepted/   From its inception in 1981 as our organization’s founding chapter, AAJA-LA has been committed to supporting the next generation of journalists. Through the years...
  • A Misty August Night in Nikko, Japan by Photographer Linh Phung

    Posted by AC Team

    The Mystical Energy of Toshogu Shrine Travels by Linh Phung On a humid and misty August day, I traveled to Nikko, Japan, a small town where nobody goes out after 11 PM. I remember being out a little past 11 with a friend and the owner of the hostel drove to look for us because he was worried. It’s a tourist town where everyone goes to visit the Toshogu shrine (東照宮) during the summer or ski during winter. There’s something undeniably mysterious about the shrine area - an odd, inexplicable energy that made my hair stand up when I was hiking by myself up some off-beaten trail surrounded by soft moss and graceful cedar trees.         ...
  • Its Official! Jeremy Lin says he's joining the Charlotte Hornets

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 8, 2015 It's Official! Jeremy Lin has announced on his website and on his Facebook page that he's joining the Charlotte Hornets.  Jeremy posted: "Going into my first true free agency as an NBA player this off-season, the one thing that mattered to me the most was finding a team that would be a good fit for me. I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again. That has always been the most important thing to me. After a LOT of prayer and long discussions with family and friends, I wanted to personally let you guys know I'll be joining the Charlotte Hornets.  My journey has never looked the way I (or anyone else) thought it would, but God has always worked things out for my good and I am confident that he will continue to...

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