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Obon Festival Guide

Summer means the start of Obon season. Holding a special significance to the Japanese American community on many levels, the annual Obon festival honors the spirits of one’s ancestors. It is a way to show appreciation, remember, and say thank you to those who came before us…

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    Directed by Hapa filmmaker, Patrick Green, his latest project TAG – A Colorful day in the life of a graffiti artist looking to make a mark is a short film following an aspiring graffiti artist looking to find her voice on the mean streets of......

  • 2018 Oshogatsu Family Festival

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  • KFC ‘Kentucky Christmas 2017’

    American fast food giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken continues its annual tradition of celebrating the Christmas season with a limited edition menu of holiday pre-order sets for the Japanese market. To many Japanese, the Christmas holiday has become synonymous with the American fast food giant, Kentucky......

  • A Piece of Paradise

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  • 2017 South Asian International Film Festival

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