The Tamagawa University Taiko Dance Group

5 04 2010

Roberts Marshall Auditorium
April 6, 7:00PM

The Tamagawa University Taiko Dance Group will perform in Roberts Hall,
Marshall Auditorium. The thundering taiko drumming meets traditional
Japanese dance as more than thirty drummers and dancers take the stage!

On Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 PM, the Tamagawa University Taiko Dance Group
will perform in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium. This event is sponsored
by the Department of East Asian Studies and the Kessinger Family Fund for
Asian Performing Arts, and is free and open to the public.

The Tamagawa University Taiko Dance Group has been touring the world since
1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Russia,
Indonesia, Africa and the United States. Their amazing performance of
high-energy Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance has received rave
reviews from the New York Times and other media. With growing numbers of
fans every year, they return to the U.S. to perform at the Cherry Blossom
Festival in Washington, D.C.

Thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese dance as more than
thirty drummers and dancers take the stage! It is one of the top-ranking
taiko groups in Japan coming out of Japan’s top performing arts
university. Reception with the performers to follow in Founders Great
For More InfoNancy Merriam


NATWA Lucheon

1 04 2010


My name is Julie Shen and I am the Co-Social Vice President of the Penn Taiwanese Society (PTS) at the University of Pennsylvania. On behalf of PTS, we would like to invite the members of your organization to our NATWA Luncheon hosted in collaboration with the North American Taiwanese Women’s Association (NATWA). The luncheon is all-you-can-eat with authentic Taiwanese dishes cooked by NATWA mothers. Moreover, NATWA representatives will be discussing the historical and cultural significance of various Taiwanese foods.

Here are the logistics for the event:
When: Saturday, April 3; 12-2pm
Where: Terrace Room in Cohen Hall (249 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)
*All proceeds support NATWA’s typhoon relief efforts.

I have also attached a flyer for our event that you can distribute to your members. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me at this email address or by phone at 732.895.1510.

We would love to meet you and have you join us this Saturday!

Warm regards,

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

22 03 2010
Bryn Mawr College’s Asian Students Association is extremely excited to present spoken word artist, KELLY ZEN-YIE TSAI!

Kelly Tsai is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word artist who fights for cultural pride and survival through how she spits, and how she lives.  Best known for her “Black, White, Whatever” performance, Kelly has performed for Def Poetry and has become one of the country’s leading innovators of spoken word poetry through her love of poetry, politics, arts, and entertainment.
You definitely don’t want to miss this empowering and vibrant experience! Kelly will perform popular pieces and there will be a Q&A session afterwards.  Refreshments will be served!

Check out her work at!

Questions and directions to campus: contact


22 03 2010

Come check out PK’s comedy routine about life, love, and his experience as a Korean American on MARCH 25 at LUNT BASEMENT, 8PM!

There will be a Q&A session after the show.


Tri-Co ID required, with Guest Sign-In.

For those of you who don’t know who PK is, he is the creator of Kollaboration, the largest APIA talent show in the nation!! He has also hosted the Asian Nights at the world famous Laugh Factory, and is the co-founder of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)!

Here are links for more information and some performances that he and others of the Kollaboration family have done! (One winning contestant is the Mad Hatter’s body double dancing in Alice in Wonderland!)

This is an exclusive event!


Asia-focused job opportunity in DC area

20 03 2010

Dear ASA:

I hope all is well with you.

My name is Andrew Connor and I am the Vice President of Pacific Bridge, Inc. (  We are an international HR consulting and recruiting firm focused on the Asia-Pacific region.  We also have a second company focused on medical regulatory and business consulting for the Asia-Pacific region (

I am writing to alert you of an excellent opportunity for a student graduating this May or a recent graduate to work at our office in Bethesda, MD (Washington, DC area) as a Sales & Marketing Associate.  We are looking for individuals with a strong interest in sales/marketing and international business as well as a high level of fluency in Chinese and an interest in Asia.

You can find a link to the job description at the following location on our website:

Please feel free to pass this information on to members of your club and contact me if you have any further questions.

Thanks and best regards,

Andrew Connor

Vice President

Pacific Bridge, Inc.

(301) 469-3403

AAU Summer Intern Position

18 03 2010

Hello Student Organization Leaders and/or College Students:

We would greatly appreciate your consideration in applying and help in forwarding these job announcements to your group contacts.

Asian Americans United is a non-profit community-based social change organization.  AAU exists so that people of Asian ancestry in Philadelphia exercise leadership to build our communities and unite to challenge oppression.  Our social justice works includes grassroots community organizing, systems advocacy and youth leadership development, with an emphasis on the poor and working class, as well as immigrant and former refugee communities.
Our organization is seeking college interns for the following positions for our Summer Program:  College Youth Leaders and a Summer Program Assistant Director.

College Youth Leaders (2) will have the opportunity to work as teachers, mentors and role models to middle school students in the AAU Summer Program serving the Chinatown community. It is a full time, paid position for six weeks and a half weeks from June 30, 2010 to August 13, 2010.

The Summer Program Assistant Director will work with Program Directors to help coordinate and oversee the AAU Summer Program, especially in general administrative duties.  Bilingual ability in a Chinese language is required. This is also a full time paid position for 10 weeks starting June 15, 2010 to August 20, 2010.

The AAU Summer Program is a youth leadership program and a summer school for elementary school and middle school children. By training high school and college students to be teachers and mentors to children in the community, we simultaneously:

  • serve an unmet community need for affordable summer enrichment programs;
  • provide positive role models for children;
  • enhance children’s learning with a multicultural literacy-based interactive curriculum, project-based learning, and caring tutors and mentors;
  • create the opportunity for youth to make real world contributions to their communities;
  • bridge generations, and
  • develop their academic, leadership, and personal skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

Interns will have the chance to develop leadership skills through hands-on opportunities to provide needed services to their community. A training component includes interactive workshops, speakers, critical dialogue, reflection, and skills building training.  We want to develop the leadership potential, cultural identities, and community consciousness of all program participants, so that they can continue to strive for social justice and make a positive difference in their communities.

For more details, please see the attached job description and application form due by April 15, 2010.
If you have more questions, please contact me at or call AAU at 215-925-1538.  Thanks in advance for your consideration and support!

Judy Ha

Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association

16 03 2010
The APAMSA (Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association) chapter of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mount Sinai School of Medicine cordially invites you to attend this year’s NY/NJ regional conference, “Professional Development: Remodeling the Model Minority.” This year’s conference will explore the barriers and issues encountered by the Asian-American medical students and physicians along the various steps of their training and development, with keynote speeches from distinguished guests Dr. Clyde Wu (Columbia Trustee and cardiopulmonary specialist), Dr. Wendy Chung (Professor and Director of the Clinical Genetics Program at Columbia), and Dr. Paul Lee (Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and chair of the Residency Selection Committee at CUMC), panels and Q&A with medical students, residents, and physicians in the area, as well as practical workshops. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to mingle, delicious food from Malecon and Mill Korean, and a social event in the evening.Date: March 20, 2010 (registration open at 9am)
Hammer Health Sciences Center @ CUMC
701 W. 168th Street
(1/A/C train to 168th)Dress is business casual, and the $20 registration fee includes admission to the conference (including all talks, panels, workshops, and 3 meals) and the after party.

Check out the conference website ( and register online today ( before the fee goes up and space runs out!