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You've Heard About Halloween, But How Does Asia Honor the Dead?

Countless lanterns illuminate the night sky to honor those lost during the Obon festival in Japan. (laurenz/Flickr)
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Halloween isn't the only celebration honoring the dead. Countries all over the world have their own ways of honoring those generations long gone.

Photo of the Day: Walking on Water in Japan

A group inches towards the Itsukushima Shrine on the Miyajima Island of Hiroshima, Japan on May 13, 2012. (Guwashi999/Flickr)
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A group inches towards the Itsukushima Shrine on the Miyajima Island of Hiroshima, Japan on May 13, 2012. (Guwashi999/Flickr)

Video: Anti-Japan Protests a Reminder That Not Everything is Changing in China

Asia Society Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom weighs in on China and Japan's dispute over islands in the East China Sea.
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Asia Society Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom weighs in on China and Japan's dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

Photo of the Day: Standing in a Rainy Halo in Tokyo

A girl waits in the rain in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan on June 19, 2012. (CaDs/Flickr)
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A girl waits in the rain in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan on June 19, 2012. (CaDs/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Caught in Motion in Japan

A bus leaves the stop under a row of cherry trees in Japan on April 12, 2012. (halfrain/Flickr)
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A bus leaves the stop under a row of cherry trees in Japan on April 12, 2012. (halfrain/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Splashing Through Tokyo

Children run through puddled Ueno Park, Tokyo on March 9, 2012. (Rob Shaw BFL/Flickr)
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Children run through puddled Ueno Park, Tokyo on March 9, 2012. (Rob Shaw BFL/Flickr)

To Boldly Go … Where Foreign Faces Speak Mandarin

A scene from Hunan TV's
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"When I first went to China in the mid-1990s," writes Asia Society's Chris Livaccari, "I often felt like a zoo animal with all the attention I got just from walking down the street."

Multimedia: 6 Asia-Related Controversies From the London Olympics

Referee urges Indonesian and South Korean athletes to play fairly in women's doubles badminton match on July 31, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/GettyImages)
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It's not just the 300 events in 26 sports over 16 days that made the Olympics exciting. It's also the scandals, specifically the Asian ones that kept viewers hooked on Olympics news.

Photos: Asians Taste the Thrill of Victory at the London Olympics

GOLD: North Koreas's Kim Un Guk celebrates his new world record during the weightlifting men's 62kg group A event on July 30, 2012. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/GettyImages)
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Almost a week into the 16-day event, here's a look at how triumphant Asian Olympians reacted when they realized they had just won a medal.

In China, a Long Tradition of Dodging the Sun [Photos]

A woman in a full-body wet suit for complete protection from the sun, in Chaoyang, China on July 5, 2012. (PCAuto)
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Forget sunblock — the Asians pictured here take it a step further with innovative protective gear. Where did this cultural preference for fair skin come from, and is it likely to change any time soon?