Discover ‘TV JAPAN’

The number one Japanese-language channel in North America, TV JAPAN provides a rich lineup of news, entertainment and sports from top Japanese networks: NHK, Fuji TV, TBS, TV Asahi, Nippon TV and TV Tokyo. Many of the news programs offer English as a secondary audio service. Select programs are provided with English subtitles and bilingual coverage of […]

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H.P. Mendoza’s Takeover is an indoor block party not to be missed

CAAMFest will host the event this Thursday, March 17 at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and a Special Edition Book and CD of Mendoza’s latest album “Nomad” is available for purchase exclusively in the museum’s store. Last weekend, filmmaker and musician H.P. Mendoza joined his fellow “Colma: The Musical” cast onstage at CAAMFest to celebrate […]

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Daniel Henney on Breaking Down Doors (Literally) in ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’

by Jean Ho Actor Daniel Henney has played a mutant villain with lethal sniper skills (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine“), a doctor—more than once (“Three Rivers” and “My Lovely Sam Soon“)—and was the voice behind Tadashi Hamada, creator of the inflatable robot Baymax in the Academy Award-winning animated film “Big Hero 6.” As a model, he’s lent […]

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“Tyrus” Shines Light on Chinese American Artist Behind Bambi

by Grace Hwang Lynch The watery backgrounds of Disney’s Bambi are uncharacteristically modern for animation of its time. Images are evocative and spare. Art aficionados might even compare the impressionistic landscapes of Bambi to Sung Dynasty Chinese paintings. The iconic look of the Disney classic animated film would not have been possible without Chinese American […]

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Justin Lin’s INTERPRETATIONS competition aims to find next generation of Asian American filmmakers

Launched by the Asian American website YOMYOMF (short for YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily.com) in 2010, the short film initiative INTERPRETATIONS returns this year for its second edition. According to Interpretationsfilm.com: Interpretations is a way of encouraging aspiring filmmakers to develop their own original and unique voice.  All participants will “interpret” a four line script, and can produce and […]

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CAAMFest 2016 will screen Asian and Asian American films from March 10-20

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) in San Francisco will host an 11-day celebration of film, music, food, and digital media, kicking off with an opening night screening of the documentary “Tyrus,” about of 105 year ­old pioneering Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, best known for the conceptual artwork that gave Walt Disney’s “Bambi” its […]

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The Sanjay Behind The Oscar-Nominated Animated Short ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’

By Neelanjana Banerjee For desi or South Asian American kids, religion and culture can be a confusing part of one’s identity. I remember being acutely aware of my mother’s prayer room—a repurposed walk-in closet—full of pictures of the Hindu Goddess Kali, who wears a necklace of decapitated heads, infused with smoky incense and freshly churned sandalwood […]

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One to Watch: Brian Tee in ‘Chicago Med’

Earlier this month, the freshman drama “Chicago Med” got renewed for a second season. This is the second successful spin-off of the “Chicago Fire” series, after “Chicago P.D.” “Chicago Med” follows the lives of doctor and nurses of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. In it, actor Brian Tee plays Dr. Ethan Choi, an emergency room resident […]

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Nahnatchka Khan on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’s’ Chinese New Year Episode, and What’s Coming Up Next for the Sitcom

On Tuesday, February 4, “Fresh Off the Boat” had an episode devoted to Chinese New Year, a first for network television. The Huang family, who usually celebrate with their Washington, D.C., relatives in Chinatown, are stranded in Orlando, and they must find other ways of celebrating the holiday. Unfortunately, no one in their neighborhood even knows […]

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