Film Screening, Live Music & Reception in Honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 

A Thousand Pebbles on the Ground, a short film by Japanese Filmmaker Toko Shiiki Synopsis: Roger is a medical lab technician near Philadelphia working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic; he is Chinese-American and facing rising anti-Asian sentiment. He’s grieving the loss of his father, but he loves to perform and make people laugh.

Q&A with Ms. Shiiki will follow the screening (running time: approximately 25 minutes).

The event will also feature live music by Erik Santos (musician, composer, and Associate Professor of Composition and Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan), sharing his father, Rosendo Santos’ music and personal story of moving to the US from the Philippines.  At age 11, Rosendo Santos started composing band marches, instrumental and vocal scores, and Catholic masses. He was later named a UNESCO scholar and received the Composer of the Year Award. In Manila, he was Composer of the Year in 1956 and 1957 and won 12 prizes consecutively in composition contests. Most recently, he received the title of “The Philippine Composer of the Century.”

Registration includes light appetizers from Mei Japanese Restaurant and two drink tickets. (Beverage Sponsor: Asahi Super Dry).

AANHPI Town Hall – Youth Leadership Workshop

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
at West Chester Township Administrative Building 

Join AANHPI community leader Lee Wong for a town hall meeting in West Chester and learn about his leadership skills as the township’s trustee for the 5th consecutive term.

Lee Wong is Chair of West Chester Township Board of Trustee in his fifth term as a township trustee. Lee has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and is now retired from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service having served as a Special Agent for the Criminal Investigation Division.

West Chester Township has been recognized six times in the Top 100 Best Places to Live by CNN/Money Magazine, five times since Mr. Wong took office. He assigns small government as a significant contribution to our success, keeping the community “lean and mean” with relatively low community taxes.  Mr. Wong is for little bureaucracy with limited regulations, and a more personal relationship between local government and the community. Due to the fiscal responsibility of the current Board of Trustees, West Chester Township acquired the highest bond rating in Butler County’s history, granted by Moody’s of New York. This rating results in lower interest rates on the money  West Chester must borrow to achieve its goals.

Mr. Wong’s priorities as a Trustee include: First, public safety, security, roads and walking/biking trails. He wants to attract businesses to the area and have residents enjoy a greater quality of life.  Mr. Wong places significant value on creating a local government that embraces all residents and corporate citizens, and in providing services that allow our citizens to prosper and opportunities to enhance and enjoy their lives. Mr. Wong believes West Chester is a great place to live because of the diversity of its population, making this a vibrant and exciting place to live and work.

Sports World

Japan America
Community Night with FC Cincinnati

Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM 
Washington Park / TQL Stadium

Let’s show our support for FC Cincinnati and their powerful Japanese striker, Yuya Kubo, currently the only Japanese (and our only known Asian) Major League Soccer player in the United States.

Take advantage of discounted tickets for this event, courtesy FC Cincinnati, in one of several sections of TQL Stadium reserved for JASGC members, friends, and anyone who wishes to purchase tickets via this link.

https://seatgeek.com/new-england-revolution-at-fc-cincinnati-tickets/mls/2022-05-21-6-pm/5592460?sgo_ac=JACN22

Use code JACN22 for the discount. 
(This discount is available through May 9 only. For tickets after that date, please contact Brandon Jones at FC Cincinnati.)

We are pleased to be able to offer this event in May, during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. According to Wikipedia, the US Congress chose the month of May for two reasons: On May 7, 1843, the first Japanese immigrant arrived in the United States. And more than two decades later, on May 10, 1869, the “Golden Spike” was driven into the First Transcontinental Railroad, which made heavy use of Chinese labor. Since its inception, awareness of AAPI Heritage Month has grown considerably, with more events taking place this year than ever before.

Culture Awareness Workshop

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (online)


We celebrate the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by offering a complementary preview of our cultural awareness workshops. Join us for a preview of the education series presented by Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Today’s topic is: Taoism & Tai Chi, – An Evolution of Philosophy to Self Defense Combat Skills. In this session, we will take a look at how a philosophy originated in ancient China became the founding principles of self defense.techniques.

Beer & Guanxi

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join us again for the popular Beer & Guanxi networking event that takes place every month (with some exceptions) at different venues throughout the region. Our goal is to provide a networking platform for executives and professionals to interact with each other and find opportunities from, with and within the Chinese business community.


Susana and Angela Wong of Oriental Wok will be hosting the official tapping of the brew on Wednesday May 4 at both of their locations.  We will have raffle prizes from 4-6pm.