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To Boldly Go … Where Foreign Faces Speak Mandarin

A scene from Hunan TV's
Education

"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)
Multimedia

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)
Multimedia

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)
Lifestyle

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?

Photo of the Day: Playing Peekaboo in Tokyo

 A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)
Multimedia

 A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Paint Me Pastel in Tokyo

An evening sun reaches toward the horizon of Tokyo's skyline in Japan, photographed on May 26, 2012. (arcreyes [-ratamahatta-]/Flickr)
Multimedia

The evening sun colors Tokyo's skyline in pastel hues on May 26, 2012. (arcreyes [-ratamahatta-]/Flickr)

Going, Going, Gone: Five of Asia's Most Endangered Languages

Japanese tourist with two Ainu in Hokkaido, date unknown. (Sgt. Steiner/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Meet the "hairy Ainu" of Japan, Taiwan's Saaroa, the Kusunda of Nepal, the last Manchus and the Jarawa of India's Andaman Islands.

Expert: PM Noda's Tax Hike Gamble Leading to Ill-Timed Political Turmoil in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Tokyo on April 17, 2012. (World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr)
Policy

Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says Prime Minister Noda's push for a sales tax hike threatens to pitch the country into a period of political instability that couldn't come at a worse time.

As Hong Kong's 'Occupy' Awaits Court Verdict, a Look at Its Asian Counterparts

Protesters receiving free massages at the site of Occupy Central, Hong Kong, photographed on October 23, 2011. (dawvon/Flickr)
Policy

The fate of Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" hangs in the balance as HSBC applies to the city's high court for the right to evict it. How are Asia's other Occupy movements faring?

Japan's Fugitive Penguin to be Given Name by Public Competition

A Humboldt penguin in Tokyo Sea Life Park, Japan, photographed on January 29, 2011. (minoir/Flickr)
Lifestyle

A runaway penguin, recaptured after escaping its zoo for 82 days and known only as "Number 337," will be given a name chosen from public submissions.