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At the I Love Dan Studio in New york, with director Moon-joo Choi at center in front (Photo via The Korea Times)

K-Pop Dance Classes Promote Korean Culture

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan January 30, 2015 at 11:30 am

“I Love Dance” studio in New York offers K-pop dance classes to a variety of of students, The Korea Times reports.

Comics as a Professional Art Form?

Comics as a Professional Art Form?

Culture, East Asian, Video January 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

SinoVision speaks to Chinese MFA student Lisha Jiang about perceptions of comic illustrations and creating them for a living in the U.S. and China.

Japanese New Year Marked

Japanese New Year Marked

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Traditions January 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm

The Japanese New Year was celebrated with family activities at Japan Society on Jan. 25, one of many CelebrAsia NYC events planned for early 2015.

Keith Kelly with his books, on Jan. 17. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A History Lesson Through Taekwondo

African American, Culture, East Asian, Metro Area January 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A New Jersey high school teacher is publishing a series of children’s books told through the eyes of an African-American boy and his Korean taekwondo instructor, reports Korea Daily.

Channel C production team (Photo courtesy of Channel C via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Students Make Short Film to Show Cultural Differences

Culture, East Asian January 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Chinese students are posting an 11-minute documentary and other videos to a YouTube channel to show cultural differences between them and U.S. students, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Sheldon Silver speaking last October, with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials looking on, after the signing of the 25 mph bill. (Photo by NYCDOT, Creative Commons license)

Chinatown Friends Still Support Silver

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics January 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

In Chinatown, many say that Sheldon Silver did well for the community and they believe him innocent of charges, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A massive fire devastated the Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey, on Jan. 21. (Photo by Anthony Quintano, Creative Commons license)

Korean Efforts to Help Victims of Edgewater Fire

East Asian, Metro Area, Social Services January 23, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Korean community organizations and the Korean Consulate General are providing aid in the wake of the fire in Edgewater, New Jersey, that destroyed most of the Avalon apartment complex, reports The Korea Times. Twenty percent of the residents are of Korean descent.

Lunar New Year’s Resolution: 7 Train Service to Remain Normal

Lunar New Year’s Resolution: 7 Train Service to Remain Normal

East Asian, Queens, Transportation January 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm

The 7 train that serves Flushing, plagued by construction delays, will have normal service during the Lunar New Year in February, World Journal reports.

Marchers at a Korean celebration of the Lunar New Year, 2009 (Photo by  Jeffery DelViscio, Creative Commons license)

‘No! Chinese New Year, Yes! Lunar New Year’

East Asian, Traditions January 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

A New York-based Korean association is launching a campaign, The Korea Times reports, to encourage Americans to use the term “Lunar New Year” rather than “Chinese New Year” to refer to the celebration, which falls on Feb. 19 this year.

From left to right: Flor De Liz Perez, Daniel K. Isaac and Rafael Benoit (Photo by Marie Yokoyama via Downtown Express)

‘A Gay, North Korean Terrorist’ Takes the Stage

East Asian, History, Immigration, LGBTQ, South American January 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

In “Tala,” Korean-Chilean playwright Kyoung H. Park blends stories of couples around the time of Sept. 11 – of 1973 in Chile and 2001 in the U.S. – who get tangled up in conflicts of identity, government and immigration, reports Downtown Express. 

Korean language students at the Korean Culture Center during a lesson. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Diversity in Korean Language Schools

East Asian, Education, New York January 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm

More people not of Korean background are taking Korean language lessons, schools in the city report to The Korea Times.

Michael Limb, chair of Nassau County's Asian Economic Advisory Commission (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

A Chinatown on Long Island?

East Asian, Featured Posts, Long Island, Real Estate January 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Some wonder, reports Sing Tao Daily, whether a Long Island Chinatown will be developed, given the recent growth of the Chinese population and brisk sales of homes to Chinese buyers.

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks, Youth January 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

A new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers a window on Japan for NYC kids.

An employee of “Forever Together” putting up a poster in Chinese in Flushing. (Photo courtesy of Forever Together)

Korean Businesses Chasing Chinese Customers

Business, East Asian, Queens January 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

With the market for Korean customers saturated, Korean businesses in NY are hiring Chinese speakers and advertising directly to Chinese customers, The Korea Times reports.

Making Art from Toys

Making Art from Toys

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Japanese artist Shu Ohno makes sculptures from toys and other found objects and calls them “The Doodles.”