Author: Savannah Nunez

LOS ANGELES: ANIME EXPO CELEBRATES ITS 26TH YEAR OF BRINGING JAPANESE CULTURE TO THE US

SAVANNAH NUNEZ WRITES — Anime geeks, video game fanatics, cosplay creators and the like flocked to the Los Angeles Convention Center once again to celebrate the 26th Anime Expo this past July. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation produces the annual event which features panel discussions, live concerts and viewings, cosplay events and more. Anime Expo is the largest anime and manga convention in North America and recorded a guest count of over 115,000 attendees, a 15% increase from the previous year. Anime Expo presented well known voice actors, including Ayako Kawasumi who voiced Saber from the...

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Asia Media: First ‘In Review’ Magazine Published

LMU student staffers have produced Asia Media International’s first magazine — a look back at the year past. Printed on the highest quality glossy stock, the 28-page magazine celebrates the journalism and photo-jounalism of its senior staffers during the 2014-2015 LMU year. The energetic, full-color design came courtesy of AM alumna Joy Diets, backed by a committed cast of student writers and editors. AMI is very proud of its first actual print magazine – which is slated to be an annual event. Additional copies are available to parents and other supporters of AMI, for $10 each (checks made out...

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R.I.P. LKY

Lee Kuan Yew, father of modern Singapore, passed away on March 23, 2015 at the age of 91.  Asia Media International Editor-in-Chief Thomas Plate spoke with multiple news outlets regarding the man who helped Singapore grow from a struggling third-world country to a thriving first-world economy. Interviews featuring Tom Plate Bloomberg Business British Broadcasting Corp. http://asiamedia.lmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/LeeKuanYew.mp3 Articles by Tom Plate San Francisco Chronicle South Morning China Post The Malaymail Online The Jakarta Post China Daily Khaleej...

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Asia Media International Staff

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco

Executive Editor:
Jay Seo

Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Caitlin Bostwick [Korean Pop Culture]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Adrian Narayan [India]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Jay Seo [North & South Korea]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Associate Director of Development:
Simon Bleeker

Special Correspondent:
Eriko Lee Katayama

Senior Researcher:
Clementine Todorov

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:
Robert Dylan Fields
Ryan Lippert
James Royce [Australia]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Executive Assistant to the Founder and Editor-in-Chief:
Jay Seo

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Prof Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:
Gareth C.C. Chang, Gene Park, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, Greg Treverton