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Sake San Jose 2009

Hosted by Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center, Sake San Jose combines a sake tasting of various sakes as well as a walk through San Jose's Japantown businesses and restaurants. Each business and restaurant will host a various assortment of sakes made in Japan and the...

San Francisco Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

The blooming cherry blossoms in San Francisco's Japantown marks the beginning of the Cherry Blossom Festival. "The Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco started as a community event in specific reaction to the redevelopment of Japantown in the 1960s. Traditional Japanese arts are showcased with...

Kal Penn joins Obama in White House

The White House today hired actor Kal Penn to join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison for President Barak Obama's administration. "His role will be to connect Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts...

HIN 2009 and Asian American Subculture of Import Cars

The annual Hot import Nights car show returns to San Mateo, California tomorrow, and is still hot as ever. Stepping into Hot Import nights is like mixing the country's largest automobile modification contest with a nightclub atmosphere. Since its beginnings in the late 1980s/ early...

SFIAAFF 2009

Hapa/Multiracial Films and Events featured in 2009 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Presented by the center for Asian Amercian Media, "SFIAAFF is the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, annually presenting approximately 120 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and...

Branding of McDonald’s Cross-Culturally

How does a Southern California based hamburger restaurant become the world's largest corporation? Additionally how did it overcome the culture barrier? Since its start in San Bernardino, California in 1940, McDonald's has now grown to 31,000+ restaurants worldwide. "With the expansion of McDonald's into many international...

2009 Clothing Line Preview

Preview to soon to be release of 2009 Tshirt clothing line for The Best of Both Worlds. Currently limited to three shirts. More to come in the coming months. If interested, the following three shirts can be purchased through cafepress.com. Link ...