Get Ready for the Season Finale of ‘Dr. Ken’

The hit ABC sitcom starring Ken Jeong and loosely based on his career as a doctor before he became an entertainer finishes its season this Friday. Not only has the show been a showcase for Jeong to play a more grounded, family man character, but it’s given great opportunities for Asian American actors, from his […]

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A Look Back at 6 Memorable Asian American Contestants in ‘American Idol’ History

The two-part series finale of “American Idol” — the popular singing competition that debuted in 2002 and kicked off the careers of the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, and more — began on April 6 and will conclude April 7. The series finale promises to not […]

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XFINITY Asia’s TV Japan On Demand Picks!

TV Japan’s first ever Video On Demand offering will be through Xfinity! Starting April 4,  TV Japan Video On Demand will be available for free for all Comcast customers who are subscribed to TV Japan across Xfinity TV platforms via Xfinity on Demand. TV JAPAN is the only 24 hour premium Japanese language channel available in […]

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A Romance in Tokyo for One of the ‘Girls’

After landing a job in Japan at the end of last season, Shoshanna (played by Zosia Mamet) makes a big move to the other side of the globe. But as viewers revisit her on the third episode of this season, fittingly titled “Japan,” we see that she has been fired, or “managed out” of her  marketing […]

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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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