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Photo of the Day: A Petulant Puppy in Japan

A dog looks out the window in Tokyo, Japan on May 13, 2013. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
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A dog looks out the window in Tokyo, Japan on May 13, 2013. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)

For Heritage Month, Remembering 'One of a Kind' Painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi in his studio at 20 East 14th Street in New York City on October 31, 1940. (Max Yavno/W.P.A./Archives of American Art)
Arts

Japanese American artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi was an "enemy alien" in WWII who later became the first living American painter to get a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Interview: Cross-Cultural Dialogue 'Translates' in Latest 'Monkey Business'

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Arts

The third issue of the acclaimed Japanese-American literary journal is the most cosmopolitan and wide-ranging yet. Panel discussion with Paul Auster and Charles Simic this Saturday, May 4, at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: Perfect Rows of Purple in Japan

Lush wisteria blooms hang down in precision in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 2013. (GENuine1986/Flickr)
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Lush wisteria blooms hang down in precision in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 2013. (GENuine1986/Flickr)

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions.

Asia Society Hong Kong Artist Talk Showcases Japanese Painter Hiroshi Senju

Painter Hiroshi Senju at work, from his video profile. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8SP7tbMRCCQ#!)
Arts

This Wednesday, Asia Society Hong Kong offers a chance to hear renowned contemporary artist Hiroshi Senju discuss his career and creative vision.

Photo of the Day: A Pink Spectacle in Japan

A tree branch staggers under the weight of beautiful pink blooms in Fukushima, Japan on April 13, 2013. (shin--k/Flickr)
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A tree branch staggers under the weight of beautiful pink blooms in Fukushima, Japan on April 13, 2013. (shin--k/Flickr)

Photos: As Japan's Baseball Season Kicks Off, A Look at What Fans Are Eating

A fan enjoys his tempura in the Osaka baseball stadium. (wallyg/Flickr)
Lifestyle

As baseball season opens in Asia's most baseball-crazy country, we take a look at the Japanese equivalent of hot dogs and pretzels.

Book Excerpt: How Japan's 'National Nightmare' Became Part of Normal Politics

John Dicola (R) of the U.S. Navy assists in removing debris during a cleanup effort at the Misawa Fishing Port in Japan on March 14, 2011. Photo by Devon Dow. (Flickr/U.S. Pacific Fleet)
Policy

Did the 3/11 quake, tsunami, and meltdown — "a triple catastrophe with no precedent," as MIT's Richard Samuels writes in his new book — lead to any fundamental change in how Japan is run?

Photo of the Day: Commemorating in Silence in Japan

Police officers in radiation protection suits bow their heads to offer prayers in silence for tsunami victims in Namie, near the stricken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture commemorating the second anniversary of the diasater on March 11, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
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Police officers in radiation protection suits bow their heads to offer prayers in silence for tsunami victims in Namie, near the stricken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture commemorating the second anniversary of the diasater on March 11, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)