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Photo of the Day: Cherry Blossom in Hiroshima, Japan

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Cherry blossom at the Hiroshima branch of the Japan Mint on April 22, 2012. (Paul and Joy/Flickr)

Interview: Translator Motoyuki Shibata on Manga, Murakami and Monkey Business

Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.
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Japan's master translator, a one-man conduit between American and Japanese literature, shares his thoughts on both literary cultures. Shibata appears with a panel of American and Japanese writers at Asia Society New York this Sunday, May 6.

Photo of the Day: Tokyo in Monochrome

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A street lamp in Tokyo, Japan in February, 2012. (ichigonotsukikagen /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Beautiful Obsolescence in Japan

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Honda Sky scooter, a few years out of service, Hakone Yumoto, Japan on April 5, 2012. (Reed George /Flickr)

A Hip Hop Dance Response to Japan's 2011 Disaster

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Watch Japanese contemporary dancer and choreographer KENTARO!! perform his solo piece After Raining, It Will Be Sunny, in an Asia Society India Centre event at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last month.

Video: Emperor's Speech Accompanies Unseen Footage of Japan Quake Zone

Haunting, evocative imagery from Japan's disaster area provides a context for the Emperor's address to the nation one year after the tsunami struck.

Watch: Japanese Punk Band Becomes Voice of 'Generation Fukushima'

A screenshot of the Frying Dutchman video for
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The Kyoto-based band's spoken-word song "humanERROR" has turned into an anthem of sorts for Japan's traditionally apolitical youth.

Photos: John Lennon Made From Thousands of Paper Cranes in Japan

A John Lennon mural made from more than 10,000 origami cranes at the train station in Kagoshima, Japan. (Michael McAteer)
Multimedia An 8th grade class in Kagoshima, Japan created a John Lennon mural using 10,656 origami "peace cranes."

Interview: Sunada Mami on Filming Her Father's Final Days [Images/Video]

Sunada Tomoaki in a still from his daughter's documentary film about his death. (Bitters End, Inc.)
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Sunada’s directorial debut Death of a Japanese Salesman (2011) opens Asia Society New York’s new film series Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries on March 10.

Photo of the Day: Golden Fields in Japan

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The sun sets on a field in Nakayama, Japan on February 26, 2012. (Jan Karlo Camero /Flickr)