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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release

April 30, 2013

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2013 ------BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Each May, our Nation comes together to recount the ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) helped forge our country. We remember a time 170 years ago, when Japanese immigrants first set foot on American shores and opened a path for millions more. We remember 1869, when Chinese workers laid the final ties of the transcontinental railroad after years of backbreaking labor. And we remember Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have made our country bigger and brighter again and again, from Native Hawaiians to the generations of striving immigrants who shaped our history -- reaching and sweating and scraping to give their children something more. Their story is the American story, and this month, we honor them all. For many in the AAPI community, that story is one also marked by lasting inequality and bitter wrongs. Immigrants seeking a better life were often excluded, subject to quotas, or denied citizenship because of their race. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders endured decades of persecution and broken promises. Japanese Americans suffered profoundly under internment during World War II, even as their loved ones fought bravely abroad. And in the last decade, South Asian Americans -- particularly those who are Muslim, Hindu, or Sikh -- have too often faced senseless violence and suspicion due only to the color of their skin or the tenets of their faith. This year, we recognize the 25th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act’s repeal -- milestones that helped mend deep wounds of systemic discrimination. And with irrepressible determination and optimism, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have prevailed over adversity and risen to the top of their fields -- from medicine to business to the bench. But even now, too many hardworking AAPI families face disparities in health care, education, and employment that keep them from getting ahead. My Administration remains committed to addressing those disparities. Through the White House Initiative on AAPIs, we are working to ensure equal access to Federal programs that meet the diverse needs of AAPI communities. We are standing up for civil rights, economic opportunity, and better outcomes in health and education. We are fighting for commonsense immigration reform so America can continue to be a magnet for the best and brightest from all around the world, including Asia and the Pacific. Meeting those challenges will not be easy. But the history of the AAPI community shows us how with hope and resolve, we can overcome the problems we face. We can reaffirm our legacy as a Nation where all things are possible for all people. So this month, as we recognize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are fulfilling that promise in every corner of our country, let us recommit to giving our children and grandchildren the same opportunity in the years ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2013 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/AAPI and www.AsianPacificHeritage. gov to learn more about the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. BARACK OBAMA ###

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ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2013 Let’s celebrate the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month together!

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BUSINESS

23 Simplicity is what the social media users are looking for

HEALTH

18 How to Alleviate Tinnitus Acupressure DIY at Home

TASTE OF ASIA

36 Restaurants Guide

BOOK

16 Citrus Restaurant hosts Ricky Ly’s book signing party

ARTS

08 Orlando’s Main Streets are Home to Some of the City’s Hottest Artists

SPORT

09 Cocoa Beach’s first Dragon Boat Race

MOVIES

34 Pui Chan: kung Fu Pioneer Won the Best Documentary at Sunscreen Film Festival

Japan’s Mini Stop Stores ‘DragonBall Z’ Super Saiyan Fries Mcdonalds Hong Kong offers New Spicy Menu

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Publisher

Asia Trend, Inc. Executive Director

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garylau@asiatrendmagazine.com Regional Representative - Tampa

Monica Chang

(Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota)

Black April Commemoration in Central Florida “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Lao Tzu Thai New Year Celebrated at Wat Florida Dhammaram, Kissimmee Tampa PhilFest 2013 KSA + CASA Block Party Orlando Hoshuko Graduation Ceremony Keeping awareness of 3/11/11 Central Florida Earth Day 2013 FSA’s 8th Annual Sayaw Culture Showcase: Call of DT Valencia College Asian Festival

EVENTS HIGHLIGHT 01 AAHC Asian Cultural Festival 20 The JOY LUCK CLUB

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rickyly@asiatrendmagazine.com Contributing Writers in this issue Alex Alzona, Orlando, FL David Galindo, Orlando, FL Yuan-Yuan Han, Orlando, FL Minh Nguyen, Orlando FL Chieko Rambo, Orlando, FL Izumi Sakurada, Orlando, FL Jason Seymore, Orlando, FL

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Let’s celebrate

the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month together! May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as

Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed. On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration. Twelve years later, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebration into a month-long celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law. Communities celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans with community festivals, government-sponsored activities and educational activities for students. Visit http://www.asiatrend.org/calendar-of-events. html for a list of events.

Fun Facts: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

18.2 million: The estimated number of U.S. residents in 2011 who were Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more additional races. 5.8 million: The Asian alone or in combination population in California in 2011. The state had the largest Asian population, followed by New York (1.7 million). The Asian alone-or-in-combination population represented 57 percent of the total population in Hawaii. 46: Percentage growth of the Asian alone or in combination population between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, which was more than any other major race group. 4 million: Number of Asians of Chinese, except Taiwanese, descent in the U.S. in 2011. The Chinese (except Taiwanese) population was the largest Asian group, followed by Filipinos (3.4 million), Asian Indians (3.2 million), Vietnamese (1.9 million), Koreans (1.7 million) and Japanese (1.3 million). These estimates represent the number of people who reported a specific detailed Asian

group alone, as well as people who reported that detailed Asian group in combination with one or more other detailed Asian groups or another race(s).

$67,885: Median household income for the Asian alone population in 2011. Median household income differed greatly by Asian group. 12.8%: The poverty rate for the Asian alone population in 2011. 15.4: Percentage of single-race Asians without health insurance coverage in 2011. 50: The percentage of the Asian alone population 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education. This compared with 28.5 percent for all Americans 25 and older. 85.1: The percentage of the Asian alone population 25 and older who had at least a high school diploma. This is not statistically different from the percentage for the total population or the percentage of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

alone, 86 and 85 percent, respectively. 20.7: The percentage of the Asian alone population 25 and older who had a graduate (e.g., master’s) or professional degree. This compared with 10.6 percent for all Americans 25 and older. 589,000: The additional number of the Asian alone population who voted in the 2008 presidential election than in the 2004 election. All in all, 48 percent of Asians turned out to vote in 2008 — up 4 percentage points from 2004. A total of 3.4 million Asians voted. 1.5 million: Number of businesses owned by Asians in 2007, an increase of 40.4 percent from 2002. $506 billion: Total receipts of businesses owned by Asians in 2007, up 54.9 percent from 2002. 44.7: Percentage of Asian-owned businesses that operated in repair and maintenance, personal and laundry services; professional, scientific and technical services; and retail trade in 2007.

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{Community} The unveiling of the Vietnam War Memorial in Baldwin Park for the Vietnamese community

The City of Orlando declared April 27th 2013 to be the Official Vietnam Memorial Dedication. Remembering those who served, sacrificed, and survived.

Black April Commemoration in Central Florida

 By Minh Nguyen

April 30th: Black April. Part of the thousands who know the darkness of this day’s shadow best is none other than my own family. It was this night in ‘75 that my mom was woken up in the middle of the night to hide under a dug-out tunnel, for fear of being captured, executed, or maybe even worse. She escaped the tunnel to face the fact that my late grandfather--Nguyen Van Thau, Republic of Vietnam Army Force Lieutenant, may he rest in peace--was imprisoned by the Communist while the rest of the family escaped and returned home with thoroughly empty hands. That marked the point when my mom’s childhood ended at the age of just 9, because from that day on, she single handed took care of three younger sisters day in & day out in between four walls made of dried palm leaves with a hole in the ground for a toilet

and a paper box for shelves, as my grandmother (once a lady of pearls and silk) toiled in the market to make enough money to rebuild. And rebuilt, they did, because they went from that bleak darkness to where they are today, providing me with this perfectly beautiful life in which I couldn’t ask for anything more. 58,220 US members and 3 million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians were lost to this war. I’ve met American veterans who were crippled and scarred, physically, emotionally, and mentally; yet still they could tell me about the golden rice paddies and the stunning áo dài. It was an honor for me to witness the unveiling of the Vietnam War Memorial (one of only three in the country!) in Lake Baldwin Park this past weekend. It was the result of 7 years of hard work from VCCF, and a representation of the millions

of lives sacrificed along with a country lost. But we’ve NOT lost, because the Republic of Vietnam does live forever on in the hearts of those mentioned above: the families who will relay the stories to my generation and future generations who will carry on the legacy, by the Veterans who continue to see Vietnam for it’s intrinsic beauty that will endure, and by these memorial structures, made from sweat and tears to honor those who have shed blood and tears.

Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant representing at the Vietnam War Memorial Dedication. It has been quite a journey for the Vietnamese Community of Central Florida. With 3 years of discussion/planning and 7 years of fundraising and development in action -- the monument is finally complete. It truly is a dream come true for all the Vietnamese communities in Florida.

The UCF Vietnamese American Student Association hosted the 38th anniversary of the Commemorating Fall of Saigon on April 17th 2013.

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Upper: Honghui Chen, Hari Singh, Krystle Nguyen, Thomas Nguyen, Ann Manatad, Val Dagani, Frank Lau, Tiffany Tang, Leilani Fontanilla, Lower: Shally Wong, Prayong Deeying, Luis Martinez, Agnes Chau, Pauline Ho

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Lao Tzu

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On April 24th, the representatives of the Asian community organizations were invited by Luis M. Martinez, Director of Multicultural Affairs - Office of the Mayor Buddy Dyer to the meeting to discuss the possibility of re-establishing the Asian Advisory Board. This initial meeting served as the first step to enhance the communication between

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the City of Orlando and the Asian Communities. They agreed to meet again to address different issues. Participating nonprofit organizations include Asian American Heritage Council, Asia Trend, Inc, Asian Pacific Women’s Association, Bayanihan At Wedgefield, Chinese American Association of Central Florida, Council for Filipino American

Organization, Indian Horizon of Florida, Japan Association of Orlando, Muthamizh Sangam of Central Florida, Orlando Chinese Professionals Association, REACH of Central Florida, Vietnamese Bureau of Commerce, Vietnamese Community of Central Florida, Wat Florida Dhammaram, Youth Enrichment and Senior Services.

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Mills 50 is a grass-roots, memberbased organization made up of local business owners, residents and members of local government committed to making the Mills 50 District more pedestrian friendly and safer for traffic as well as to maintain its unique urban character and charm. Mills 50 Main Street is made possible through the interest, efforts and generosity of The National Trust Main Street Center, the City of Orlando as well as our many members and volunteers. Visit www. mills50.org for more information.

Orlando’s Main Streets are Home to Some of the City’s Hottest Artists For the past few years, a creative movement has been building in Orlando. Many artists and creative professionals find the Main Street districts a perfect place to practice their craft. No where is that more evident than in Mills 50! Mills 50 district was the first district to undertake the Art Box Project and now, twenty eight (28) metal utility cabinets have been transformed into pieces of art by artists who live and/or work in Mills 50! Four other Main Street districts have undertaken this project, upon seeing the success of ours! Now, it is time for the rest of the City to understand the unique perspective that each Main Street offers. Picturing Main Street will do just that! Picturing Main Street is an art event designed to highlight why our districts are thriving hubs of creative culture. Each of the eight Main Street Districts – Audubon Park Garden District, Church Street District, College Park Partnership, Downtown South, Ivanhoe

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Village, Mills 50, Semoran Business Partnership and Thornton Park – have selected up to five artists to represent the creative diversity of their district. Each artist was tasked with producing an original piece inspired by the District in which they live or work. Mills 50 District will be represented by these five artists: Amy Barnickel, Emily Gallagher, Diane Martens, Bethany Taylor Myers and Jennifer Payne. Picturing Main Street will open on Thursday, May 16 – which is “Third Thursday”, an established and widely attended event held each month at CityArts Factory. Being featured at Third Thursday will afford an ideal opportunity for each District to introduce themselves to an audience who may not know what vital creative hubs our Main Streets have become. Please join us on Thursday, May 16 from 6pm until 10pm for the opening of Picturing Main Street at CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando! The exhibit runs through mid June. Admission is free.

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Walgreens Flying Ws gets ‘Gold’ in the A Division Consolation Final Dueling Dragons taking Silver

Denise and Jamilla Moore with GWN Event leader Aaron Soroka at Cape Canaveral DB Festival

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GWN Walgreens Marlins team wins the 2000m at Cape Canaveral DB Festival Andrea Eliscu, Shally Wong, and Aaron Soroka

Cocoa Beach’s first Dragon Boat Race The inaugural Walgreen Cocoa Beach Dragon Boat Festival took place on April 20, 2013 at the Manatee Sanctuary Park, Cape Canaveral. Friends and supporters gathered to cheer on their favorite dragon boat teams battling in the coast. Community A Division Championship Finalists included Leathernecks who took the gold, Silver Dragons, Black Sheep Marines and CHARGE of CAACF while Leatherneck Warriors won the Sport Mixed A Division Championship.

In 1986 dragon boat racing was for the first time presented to the western world when boats were paddled at the Vancouver EXPO 86. Six boats were sent from Hong Kong to the city of Vancouver, British Columbia for use at the world fair by central False Creek. Dragon boat racing started at Tavares, Tampa Bay and Miami area 10 years ago followed by Orlando when the Orlando Rowing Club housed the forty-foot dragon boat three years ago. The next GWN dragon

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boat race will be held at Downtown Disney West Side on October 18 and 19. Teams can schedule practice and coaching thru Orlando Dragon Boat Club. For more information on Dragon Boat team building package, please contact Marelize Dingman at orlandodragonboat@gmail.com. ASIA TREND EXTRA To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend/photos_albums ASIA TREND

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Thai New Year Celebrated

at Wat Florida Dhammaram, Kissimmee Thai New Year, also known as Water Festival for westerners, was celebrated at Wat Florida Dhammaram, Kissimmee on April 21. Traditionally people gently sprinkled water on one another as a sign of respect, but as the new year falls during the hottest month in South East Asia, many

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people end up dousing strangers and passersby in vehicles in boisterous celebration. The act of pouring water is also a show of blessings and good wishes. ‘Bathing the Buddha’ is also practiced during the festival to cleanse one’s mind. More information about the Wat Florida Dham-

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Japan’s Mini Stop Stores Mcdonald’s Hong Kong offers ‘DragonBall Z’ Super Saiyan Fries New Spicy Menu McDonald’s Hong Kong offer a limited-time Spicy Sensations menu in April. The menu features a staggered rollout of four sandwiches as well as a themed side and drink. The McCurry is US $2.27 and the Mega McCurry is US $3.05. The Korean McSpicy comes with a crispy fried chicken filet, lettuce, and a spicy chili sauce (looks like gochujang ie. Korean hot pepper paste), on a sesame bun. The Wasabi Sakana Supreme features an extra-long Filet-O-Fish patty with American cheese, lettuce, and a spicy wasabi sauce on a long sesame bun.

Japanese Ministop stores offer Dragon Ball Z themed snacks to promote the 2013 “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” film. The promotion started on March 5th and ended on April 8th. These are the food items offered by the convenience store: Dragon Ball pizza ball, Super Saiyan X french fries, Demon King Piccolo’s green tea cream puffs, Dragon Balls You-Eat-With-A-Spoon, Majin Buu milk pudding, Goku’s Nyoibo (Power Pole) long bread, Krillin whipped cream and chestnut cream bread, 1-Star Ball Tien Shinhan rice, Spirit Ball onigiri (rice ball), Kamehame-han (rice), Seven-ingredient yakisoba, Master Roshi roll, Vegeta’s green salad. Price ranges from US $1.25 to US $4.25.

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Bayanihan at Wedgefield performing Tinikling

FASC Filipiniana Dancers

Flores de PhilFest parade

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Philippine Creative Dancers performs Kapa Malong Malong

Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc performing Singkil

Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble

Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc performing Singkil

Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc performs Polka sa Plaza

Reyna Elena is 14-year-old Kristina Alexandria Biglete

Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc performs La Jota Moncadena

Tampa PhilFest 2013 What began as a two hour drive, ended up to becoming a bit of soul searching to find what my cultural identity means to me and how it is going to evolve as we reach the future. Some things come automatic, brushing teeth, bathing, breathing and eating. Sometimes we don’t get to savor a taste of the promising versatility that culture gives us. I have been to the Tampa Filipino festival before. I have tasted the variety of food; watching and participating in cultural activities such as Tinikling and the warrior dance. There are somethings that the Asians as a collective forget about their rich

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history. It’s not just what they cook, how they dance, what language they speak, it’s about the people themselves. The personal identity of a person is not the seclusion of the background it is in part, the way we share this identity with people alike and different. Everything we do has a purpose. We tell the stories passed down to us by our parents, grandparents and if you are really lucky your great-grandparents. As a Filipino I can’t limit myself to a linear perspective, the traditions and values that we carry around with us helps to promote the Filipino spirit.

What are the elements of being a Filipino? That’s not a question I get asked often but I always wondered what my answer would be if I were asked. A true Pinoy (filipino Person) Would stand up not only for his/her brethren but also have the tenacity to promote oneself’s identity and also respect the art and traditions of those different from him/her. The traditions that I speak of are more than just food, dancing and songs. It’s the effort and the growth that follows us when we go to any event or have a very rich and cultured

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household. At home my parents and my sister always. And I mean Always. Have dinner with each other and talk about how our days were and what’s new in our lives. Being Filipino means having either rice and/or fish in almost every meal. Breakfast? Fish and oatmeal no problem. Don’t get me started on the mandatory slipper wearing at home. One of the perks of being friends with a Filipino is that they will feed you in their house and feed you like a Filipino person, Pancit and all. Americans have baseball as a past-time. American Filipinos have Karaoke as a normal (almost everyday) activity. Any type of party you can imagine there is Karaoke as well. Speaking of parties, some Pinoy people are notorious for arriving a bit late for an engagement. Even if it was one of their own events. Quirks aside, Filipinos are very honorable and respect each other very well. For those of you who haven’t had the grace of either going to a Filipino event or meet it’s very generous and welcoming people, I shall try my hardest to transport you to the place of many Islands. The arrangement of the Tampa Filipino event is arranged as thus: You enter

through a large warm colored banner. Something that almost feels like a welcome home message. Straight ahead is a two story traditional bamboo house that resides next to a calm pond. The bridge itself is short but that doesn’t mean it isn’t significant. The bridge to me is a physical representation of how the filipino culture has come to terms with the American history. Each food vender is covering the perimeter of the two main walking areas. Smells and sounds of filipino food such as pancit and Halo-Halo are found only a few steps away. The meat is well cooked, some venders even brought a whole pig to roast rotisserie style. The freshly picked Filipino Mangoes capture an envisioned islander resting at a tropical beach Food is not the only thing being sold. Traditional Filipina gowns, laced with the finest of fabric, each authentic formal wear is hand woven to ensure the finest quality. A gentleman like myself has several Barong Tagalogs (mainly formal wear for men that includes a see-through shirt with a white shirt under neath). I chose not to wear mine because

I am a very messy pancit eater. In the middle is a four tent market of Filipino goodies such as: rosaries, Shirts, Hats, Bracelets, Flags ties, bags, and various forms of other trinkets that carry the Pinoy Spirit along with them. And lastly is the grand stage, two tier from the front with a couple dozen lights that illuminate the performers. This is where we see the tradition in it’s true form. The talent of both young and older generations coming together to share themselves and their country to a group not so different from them. Many of my friends came on stage and sang and danced for pure joy of entertaining many generations. When it was my turn to set the stage for The Bayanihan at Wedgefield, I let my fears fade away as I too joined the millions in helping both conserve and express my Filipino Identity.

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Orlando Hoshuko Graduation Ceremony Orlando Hoshuko Inc. is a supplementary educational school whose primary goal is to teach Japanese language for Japanese citizens living abroad. Orlando Hoshuko was founded in 1998 and 69 students graduated from elementary division and 36 students completed all the way through middle school division since 1998. On March 16th 2013, at Lake Highland Preparatory School, there was an Orlando Hoshuko graduation ceremony for 20122013 school year. 18 students graduated from Youchibu (kindergarten division), 10 students graduated from Shougakubu (Elementary division) and 7 students graduated form Chuugakubu (middle school division). Every Saturday from 9 to 12 AM the students study Japanese grammer using the same Japanese textbooks as those used in Japan.

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Sky Araki - The time I spent at Orlando Hoshuko is very valuable to me. Despite the long Friday nights spent doing homework, and the early Saturday mornings, it was a fantastic experience. I was able to improve and maintain my language skills, as well as find friendships that I feel will last a life time. Mika Irikawa - I went to Orlando Hoshuko for 10 years and during the years i attended it I wanted to quit but I am also glad I didn’t. Orlando Hoshuko has really taught me a lot. I have learned to communicate better with my family and also read and write Japanese. Going to Orlando Hoshuko also gave me a opportunity to meet amazing new friends and have a

For the entrance ceremony, we had Mr. Hudson, the Principal of LHPD in attendance for the ceremony. Thank you very much, Lake Highland Preparatory School! We really appreciate all the support to achieve our goals! Arigato gozaimasu! C.K. Lau

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The 8th annual Central Florida Earth Day was held at the Lake Eola East Park on April 20, 2012. Asia Trend participated as the Garden Sponsor to show support in sustainable environmental life style. Asia Trend generously provided the booth space to us, Orlando Tewassa Group, a local Japanese community group. OTG’s mission is to bring awareness to locals on long term recovery in Northern Japan after 3/11/11 Eastern

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Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer awarded the Best Documentary again at Sunscreen Film Festival Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer has won nine awards over eight Film Festivals. Director Mimi Chan received the Best Documentary award with Master Pui Chan (middle) at the St. Petersburg Sunscreen Film Festival.

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