Sunday, July 31, 2022

Asian Lantern Festival at Pittsburgh Zoo, August 12 - October 30.


The Pittsburgh Zoo will host the second annual Asian Lantern Festival from August 12 through October 30.
Something big is roaring back to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium this fall: the Asian Lantern Festival will return with an all-new display!

Explore the Zoo at night among more than 50 glowing, larger-than-life handcrafted sculptures, featuring extinct and endangered animals. Learn about Asian culture and enjoy themed food and entertainment.

You won’t want to miss the all-new Asian Lantern Festival, select nights Friday, August 12 – Sunday, October 30.
Tickets for the general public are now available.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

2010 Japanese animated movie Bleach: Hell Verse (劇場版BLEACH 地獄篇) in Pittsburgh, August 25.


The 2010 Japanese animated movie Bleach: Hell Verse (劇場版BLEACH 地獄篇) will play in Pittsburgh on August 25.
BLEACH fans unite! It’s been 20 years since the story of Ichigo Kurosaki was first published and exciting things are in store for the rest of 2022! Before the BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War anime begins this fall, come together in celebration by watching one of the most exciting BLEACH movies ever released along with its prologue. You’ll be rewarded with a collectible BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War lanyard, bonus content featuring Johnny Yong Bosch (the English voice of Ichigo), Sung Won Cho (aka ProZD), and more!
It will play locally in Japanese with English subtitles at the AMC Loews Waterfront, the Cinemark theater in Robinson, and the Chartiers Valley Luxury 14. Tickets are available online.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

New Hong Kong movie Detectives vs. Sleuths (神探大戰) in Pittsburgh, from July 29.


The new Hong Kong movie Detectives vs. Sleuths (神探大戰) will play in Pittsburgh from July 29.
When Hong Kong is rocked by multiple gruesome murders, the police forms a task force to investigate. Jun (Sean Lau), once a brilliant detective who suffered a mental breakdown, begins his own investigation. Eventually, the police learn that the murder victims are all suspects of cold cases being rubbed out by a figure known as "The Sleuth". Now, Jun and a detective from the task force are on a race against time to beat the brutal killer at its own game.
It plays locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront and tickets are available online.

2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) at Row House Cinema, from August 12.


The 2021 Japanese film Inu-oh (犬王) will play at the Row House Cinema from August 12 through 18, part of its "In Case You Missed It" series.
From Masaaki Yuasa, one of the most brilliant minds in animation, comes a new rock opera following a superstar of the 14th century who suffers a family curse. When he meets a blind musician, they form a band loved by all of Japan. But when those in power threaten to divide them, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.
Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Everything Everywhere All at Once returns to Pittsburgh-area theaters, from July 29.


The Daniel Kwan movie Everything Everywhere All at Once, starring Michelle Yeoh, will return to Pittsburgh-area theaters from July 29.
Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes.
It will play locally at the AMC theaters at the Waterfront and in Greensburg, and the Cinemark theater in Monaca, and tickets are available online.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

1989 film Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) in Pittsburgh, July 31, August 1, August 3.


The 1989 film Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) will play in Pittsburgh on July 31, August 1, and August 3 as part of this year's GKIDS Ghibli Fest. A synopsis, from the distributor:
Celebrate this beloved coming-of-age story from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, about a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt.

It is a tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation.
It plays locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront, the Chartiers Valley Luxury, and the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson. Tickets are available online; the July 31 and August 3 shows are dubbed in English while the August 1 shows are in Japanese with English subtitles.

Environmental Charter School hiring high school Mandarin teacher.

The Environmental Charter School in East Liberty is (still) hiring a high school Mandarin Chinese teacher for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The High School Mandarin Teacher has strong teaching abilities, an understanding of pedagogy and instructional practices, fluency in Mandarin, and a strong interest in environmental studies. The Mandarin Teacher works collaboratively within a team of educators in a High School setting. The teacher works closely with his/her specialist team and provides an introduction to Mandarin in an age-appropriate and developmentally-responsive manner. This role requires experience in language instruction for high school age students. Candidates should be energetic and progressive minded, with a willingness to work collaboratively with grade level and specialist teams.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Chang Chun Chemical Corporation hiring bilingual Mandarin-English sales assistant.

Chang Chun Chemical Corporation in Wexford is hiring a bilingual Mandarin-English sales assistant.

Chang Chun Chemical Corporation (PA, USA) is seeking a Sales Administrative Assistant!

We offer a rich benefits package that includes:

Medical Insurance

Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off and Sick Leave

Chang Chun Group is one of the largest chemical producers in Taiwan, with headquarters in Taipei. It is their mission to fulfill every commitment to customers on quality, value, and services. We achieve this every day by centering around our business philosophy of:

  • Integrity
  • Customer First
  • Creative Innovations

Having locations in several regions of the world, Chang Chun Group established Chang Chun Chemical Corporation (CCCC), with the Sales Operation team located in Wexford, PA. This office is responsible for the sales and distribution of services in North America. Chang Chun Chemical Corporation is seeking a Sales Administrative Assistant to join and help pioneer our team. It is desired for the right candidate to communicate in English and in Mandarin, but it is not required.

If this sounds like a good fit and you want to join a team of like-minded professionals, let’s go!

Please read the information below and submit your resume!

What will I be doing?

The Sales Administrative Assistant provides clerical and minor technical support for our United States Sales teams. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, be detailed and organized, and is proficient in Microsoft Excel and other programs. Although, it is highly desirable for this candidate to be bilingual in Mandarin and English, it is not required.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Food delivery service Hungry Panda hiring Mandarin-speaking Marketing Specialist for Pittsburgh area.


Hungry Panda is again hiring a Mandarin-speaking Marketing Specialist for the Pittsburgh area. As PennsylvAsia noted in Summer 2020, more Chinese delivery options, like Fantuan and Chowbus, have made their way to Pittsburgh.

Main Objective: Activate new users and increase orders for existing customers, promote online and outdoor market campaigns to increase the branding visibility, conduct customer surveys to increase customer satisfaction, Responsible for new users acquisition, customer retention and satisfaction, daily sales volume and revenue.

  • Utilize social media to attract new customers and increase engagement with existing customers
  • Work closely with the design and content teams to build effective marketing strategy
  • Conduct market research, design campaign cooperation with KOLs and related companies
  • Responsible for the planning and execution of local market campaigns to increase daily average users
  • Collect and analyze operational and marketing data collected from previous marketing campaigns, and adjust marketing strategies

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

2022 film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (ドラゴンボール 超 スーパーヒーロー) in Pittsburgh, from August 18.


The 2022 film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (ドラゴンボール 超 スーパーヒーロー) will play in Pittsburgh from August 18 through 24.
The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!
The movie was the top-grossing film in Japan its opening weekend of June 11-12, and is the eighth-highest earning domestic film in Japan this year so far. It is currently scheduled to play at the AMC theaters in Waterfront, South Hills, and Mt. Lebanon; the Cinemark Theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson; and the Waterworks Cinema. Tickets are available online, but please note that some shows are in English with Japanese subtitles while others are dubbed in English.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

2004 film Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) at Row House Cinema, August 5.


Row House Cinema will present the 2004 film Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) on August 5, at the start of its upcoming Martial Arts Masterpieces film series.
Two hapless goofballs try to scam residents of an infamously decrepit neighborhood into thinking they’re members of the dreaded Axe Gang in this hilarious martial arts comedy. Things go sideways when the real gangsters show up and don’t take kindly to interlopers in this bombastic and nutty gem of a film.
The show starts at 7:20 pm and tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Sunday, July 17, 2022

2016 Japanese film One Piece Film: Gold (ワンピースフィルムゴールド) in Pittsburgh, July 24 and 26.


The 2016 Japanese film One Piece Film: Gold (ワンピースフィルムゴールド) will play in Pittsburgh on July 24 and 26. A synopsis from the distributor:
The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world’s most infamous pirates, Marines, and filthy rich millionaires. Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike.
It plays locally at the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville, North Hills, and Robinson, and tickets are available online. The July 24 shows are dubbed in English while the July 26 shows are in Japanese with English subtitles.

Friday, July 15, 2022

2022 documentary Free Chol Soo Lee in Pittsburgh, August 17.


The 2022 documentary Free Chol Soo Lee will play in Pittsburgh on August 17.
An official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, FREE CHOL SOO LEE chronicles the gripping true story of Chol Soo Lee, a legendary figure in the Asian-American community: a Korean immigrant misidentified as Chinese and wrongly convicted of murder, who became a rallying cry for a pan-Asian-American political movement. It is a moving, inspiring tale of grassroots Asian-American activism, depicting the strength of a diverse community as they unite behind a common symbolic cause and ultimately achieve their immediate goal.
It plays locally at the Cinemark in Robinson, and tickets are available online.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

HCL Technologies hiring Bilingual Japanese Product Identity Analyst - Google Pittsburgh for position onsite at Google in Larimer.

HCL Technologies is hiring a Bilingual Japanese Product Identity Analyst - Google Pittsburgh for a position onsite at the Pittsburgh Google offices in Larimer.  From the Indeed.com posting:

Bilingual Japanese Product Identity Analyst is a full-time job through HCL America, Inc., for Google Pittsburgh.

This position requires performing in-depth research, analyzing product specification data, using highly technical internal tools and processes to manage and enhance a large repository of knowledge about products. It is part of a fast-paced environment, partnering closely with operations and engineering teams.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2021 Japanese film The Deer King (鹿の王) in Pittsburgh, July 13 through 20.


The 2021 Japanese film The Deer King (鹿の王), originally scheduled to play in Pittsburgh July 13 and 14, will remain here through (at least) . A synopsis from the distributor:
In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the pair seek out a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on protecting Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.

The Deer King is a sweeping fantasy epic that marks the directing debut of Masashi Ando, whose work on such landmark films as Spirited Away, Paprika, and Your Name. helped shape the world of modern animation.
It is scheduled to play on the 13th in Japanese with English subtitles at the AMC Loews Waterfront, the Cinemark theaters in McCandless, Monroeville, and Robinson, and the Luxury Phoenix 14 in Chartiers Valley; on the 14th it will be dubbed in English and play at the Waterfront and in Chartiers Valley; and from the 15th it will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront in Japanese with English subtitles. Tickets are available online.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The Parlor Dim Sum coming soon to Lawrenceville.

via @DimSumPGH
Signage is up for The Parlor Dim Sum, a new Cantonese restaurant from Roger Li (Umami, Ki Ramen) coming soon to Lawrenceville. LOcated at 4401 Butler St. (map, the former Ki Ramen spot), it aims for a July opening. Writes a July 6 Pittsburgh Magazine preview:
The Parlor Dim Sum will be one of the few Cantonese restaurants in Pittsburgh, so Li is excited to share his culinary heritage with folks who may be unfamiliar with the cuisine.

Guests will be able to order a whole or half Cantonese roast duck that is cured and dry-aged in-house. The bird is chopped into bone-in pieces and served with the drippings over rice. Li says he will source 40 to 80 Maple Leaf-brand ducks a day from Connecticut and Long Island, New York.

Other offerings include a variety of dim sum, small appetizers such as steamed or pan-fried dumplings, egg tarts, crispy pork belly, chicken feet and spare ribs served in stainless steel baskets. Shareable dishes — which will be set upon Lazy Susans at each table — will include rice and noodle bowls as well as soups.

Ip Man. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Enter the Dragon at Row House Cinema from August 5.


Row House Cinema will present the films Ip Man. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Enter the Dragon as part of a Martial Arts Masterpieces film series from Augsut 5 through 11. Tickets are available online. The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Kamishibai Storytime! at Northland Public Library, July 20.

Storyteller in Kyoto, via Moroboshi.

Northland Public Library will host "Kamishibai Storytime!" on July 20.
Friends of all ages are welcome to join us for an hour of Japanese themed stories, crafts and more!
It runs from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and no registration is required. The library is located off of McKnight Road and Rt. 19 in McCandless Township (map).

Free Korean Learning Circle classes for beginners and intermediates continue at Carnegie Library in Oakland in July and August.


via the Republic of Korea's Flickr page.

The Carnegie Library Main Branch in Oakland will continue to host "We Learn: Beginner Korean Learning Circle" and "We Learn: Intermediate Korean Learning Circle" most Saturdays in July and August, though the intermediate class is closed to new registrants.

The beginners' class runs every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
In this beginner-level class, we will use the textbook published by the Korean government for foreigners who learn Korean as a secondary language. We will start from writing/reading Korean characters, ‘Hangul’, and learn how to organize sentence structures. Register for the event here.
And the intermediate class runs every Saturday from 11:00 to 12:00 pm.
In this intermediate-level class, we will cover the textbook published by the Korean government for foreigners who learn Korean as a secondary language. We will cover basic Korean grammar and vocabulary, and practice how to speak and write using what we’ve covered in each lecture.
Registration is required for the intermediate class as well, though it is not currently accepting new registrants.

The library is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. (map) and is accessible by buses 28X, 54, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, and 93.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Japanese animated films Belle (竜とそばかすの姫), Paprika (パプリカ), The Deer King (鹿の王), Panda! Go Panda! (パンダ・コパンダ) at Row House Cinema, from July 15.


The Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville will present a collection of Japanese animated films from July 15 as part of a Fantastical Anime film series. Belle (竜とそばかすの姫), Paprika (パプリカ), and The Deer King (鹿の王) will play from July 15 through 21, while 1973's Panda! Go Panda! (パンダ・コパンダ) will play on the 21st only. Tickets are now available online.

The single-screen theater is located at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Japanese-English Social Hour, July 15 at Pitt.

"Tokyo," by Marc Veraart.

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host a "Japanese-English Social Hour" on July 15.
Language social hour for Japanese and English language learners. To RSVP, please email Samantha at sas715@pitt.edu
The in-person event starts at 4:00 pm at the Posvar Patio, and is open to the Pitt community, though RSVP is required.

Friday, July 1, 2022

HCL Technologies hiring Bilingual Japanese Identity Analyst - Google Pittsburgh for position onsite at Google in Larimer.

HCL Technologies is hiring a Bilingual Japanese Product Identity Analyst - Google Pittsburgh for a position onsite at the Pittsburgh Google offices in Larimer.  From the Indeed.com posting:

Bilingual Japanese Product Identity Analyst is a full-time job through HCL America, Inc., for Google Pittsburgh.

This position requires performing in-depth research, analyzing product specification data, using highly technical internal tools and processes to manage and enhance a large repository of knowledge about products. It is part of a fast-paced environment, partnering closely with operations and engineering teams.

Food delivery service Hungry Panda hiring Mandarin-speaking Marketing Specialist for Pittsburgh area.


Hungry Panda is again hiring a Mandarin-speaking Business Development Specialist for the Pittsburgh area. As PennsylvAsia noted in Summer 2020, more Chinese delivery options, like Fantuan and Chowbus, have made their way to Pittsburgh.

Main Objective: Activate new users and increase orders for existing customers, promote online and outdoor market campaigns to increase the branding visibility, conduct customer surveys to increase customer satisfaction, Responsible for new users acquisition, customer retention and satisfaction, daily sales volume and revenue.

  • Utilize social media to attract new customers and increase engagement with existing customers
  • Work closely with the design and content teams to build effective marketing strategy
  • Conduct market research, design campaign cooperation with KOLs and related companies
  • Responsible for the planning and execution of local market campaigns to increase daily average users
  • Collect and analyze operational and marketing data collected from previous marketing campaigns, and adjust marketing strategies

2021 Japanese film The Deer King (鹿の王) in Pittsburgh, July 13 and 14.


The 2021 Japanese film The Deer King (鹿の王) will play in Pittsburgh on July 13 and 14. A synopsis from the distributor:
In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the pair seek out a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on protecting Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.

The Deer King is a sweeping fantasy epic that marks the directing debut of Masashi Ando, whose work on such landmark films as Spirited Away, Paprika, and Your Name. helped shape the world of modern animation.
It is scheduled to play on the 13th in Japanese with English subtitles at the AMC Loews Waterfront, the Cinemark theaters in McCandless, Monroeville, and Robinson, and the Luxury Phoenix 14 in Chartiers Valley; on the 14th it will be dubbed in English and play at the Waterfront and in Chartiers Valley. Tickets are available online . .