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Hello Asia! Feature: Japanese Music Chart Overview as of 18 September

Hello Asia! takes a look at the Japanese weekly singles ranking today as of 18 September. We analyse the biggest ranking chart for Japanese music: Oricon.

Hello Asia! Theatre Review: Hong Kong Dance Company’s The Legend of Mulan - The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood (17.09.15)

The Legend of Mulan is a familiar tale, either to those who know its original origin adapted from the epic poem The Ballad of Mulan or to those a little more familiar to the Disney classic. Nonetheless it is a story that is much beloved, with its courageous figurehead an inspiration for all- courage, determination and love both filial and feminine. In this inspired dance adaption by the Hong Kong Dance Company these qualities are shown through stunning choreography and dreamlike finesse.

"So You Think You Can K-pop?" Shares The K-pop Love With University Students

After the successful launch in Monash University, ‘So You Think You Can K-pop?’ is back offering K-pop fans and students with glimmering and flashing lights of Korean pop music and dance performances. Expect heaps of freebies of the latest K-pop CDs, fun chats with fellow fans over Korean refreshments, and special guest performance from Neighbours’ star Hany Lee this Tuesday, 22nd of September 7 PM at the University of Melbourne.

Skechers Sundown Festival is Back for 2015

One of Asia’s leading music festival returns for the seventh year with some of the biggest Asian artists of the moment scheduled to perform in Singapore on 21 November 2015.

Hello Asia! Interview: Bethany Mota (USA) talks about her music, fans and travels at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au was lucky enough to snag a quick interview with the ever busy YouTuber Bethany Mota at the recent Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet. She talked about her packed travel schedule, her “loud but sweet” fans and her future plans and projects. All you Motavators can watch the interview below!

Hello Asia! Interview: Walk The Moon (USA) talk about their FanFest performance and upcoming Australia tour at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Hello Asia! editor spoke to American band Walk The Moon at the Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet. They talked about their FanFest performance and their upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour in January. If you love these guys as much as we do you can see what they had to say below.

Hello Asia! Feature: Korean Music Chart Overview as of 16th of September

Hello Asia! takes a look at changes in the Korean music charts as of the 16th of Septempber. We look at three of the biggest charts from the industry: MCountdown, Naver and Melon.

Miss Australia Chinese Pageant 2015 Grand Final to be held on 12 October in Sydney

The annual Miss Australia Chinese Pageant Grand Final will be held on 12 October at Sydney’s The Star Event Centre. If you’re curious to see who will be crowned Australia’s most beautiful Chinese beauty, you can take a look at the contestants and full event details below!

Hello Asia! Live Review: YouTube FanFest Sydney – Qantas Credit Union, Sydney (11.09.15)

The screams started at 4:30pm for the red carpet and didn’t stop until the end of the two and a half hour 2015 YouTube FanFest, as (mostly pre-teen) fans clamoured for their favourite YouTubers. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you translate Internet personalities, whose domain is usually the computer screen, into real life, the result is an engaging, interactive experience that is good-natured fun for everybody.

Ten things we learnt from YouTube FanFest 2015 in Sydney

Some of the Internet’s favourite YouTubers joined forces for the recent YouTube FanFest in Sydney and we picked up a thing or two from these larger than life personalities. Some of these might not be news to you loyal fans but you can check out the full list below!

Perfect 8 Live in Melbourne Concert to include VIP meet and greet with Pakho Chau and Shiga Lin

If you’re already heading to the Perfect 8 Live in Melbourne Concert to see Pakho Chau and Shiga Lin, you have a chance of attending a meet and greet session with them as well! Hello Asia! has all the details below.

‘Hong Kong in Miniature’ exhibition to be held at Westfield Sydney on 14-20 September

The ‘Hong Kong in Miniature’ exhibition will be shown at Westfield Sydney on 14-20 September. Organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), the exhibition will showcase the lifestyle and culture of Hong Kong through 24 mini models.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: SEVENTEEN – Mansae (South Korea, 2015)

Pledis’ 13-member group SEVENTEEN has made a comeback with their new track, ‘Mansae’. The Korean word for ‘hooray’, the boys sing about the feeling of having a crush and getting her to notice him. The song is from their latest mini album, ‘Boys Be’ and was composed and written by members in conjunction with singer-songwriter Kye Bum Joo. The video features some dorky acting and their signature youthful, tongue-in-cheek spunk. You can see the video below the cut!

Hello Asia! Interview: Kenneth Ma and Natalie Tong (Hong Kong) talk to us about their dramas at the TVB Australia Carnival 2015

Hong Kong TVB actors Kenneth Ma and Natalie Tong spoke to Hello Asia! at the TVB Australia Carnival 2015. They chatted to editor Johnny Au about their thoughts on Sydney, favourite characters and dramas and working with each other and more – you can watch the full interview under the cut. (TURN ON YOUR CAPTIONS FOR ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

Hello Asia! New Music Video: UP10TION – “So Dangerous” (South Korea, 2015)

New 10-member boy group UP10TION has made their debut with ‘So Dangerous’! Coming from the same agency as TEEN TOP and 100%, the video showcases fast-paced, strong choreography and TOP Media’s signature synchronised dance, as well as their intro song ‘Tension UP’. If you’re in the mood for an explosive track, you can take a look at the MV below!