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Interview: Bit by Bit, Filmmaker Shares a Crowd-Funded Story of Japan Rebuilding

A carpenter in Motoyoshi reconstructing a beer garden, from Chapter 3 of 'We Are All Radioactive.'
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One chapter at a time, through the power of crowd-funding, journalist Lisa Katayama tells a story of rebuilding lives, and hope, in the tsunami-stricken town of Motoyoshi, Japan.

Re-Reading Pearl Buck's 'The Good Earth'

Pearl S. Buck's 'The Good Earth' was published in 1931 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.
Arts

The 1931 novel has its faults, but it deserves a spot on the bookshelf of anyone heading to the Chinese countryside for the first time who wants to know a bit about the history of Chinese peasant life, writes Maura Cunningham.

Photos of the Day: Aung San Suu Kyi's European Tour

Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and U2 singer Bono arrive on June 18, 2012 for a press conference at the Oslo Forum at Losby Gods in Lorenskog, Norway. (Daniel Sannum-Lauten/AFP/GettyImages)
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Photos: Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi visits Europe for the first time since 1988.

Watch: The Beatles Live in Japan in 1966

The Beatles in concert in Japan in 1966.
Multimedia Today is Paul McCartney's 70th birthday. In honor of the special occasion, we trolled through the archives (aka "searched YouTube") for some Asia-related Beatles goodness.

US Ambassador: Downgrade Would be 'Setback to India's Hopes to Grow'

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Standard & Poor's possible downgrade of India's investment status "reflects some of the current problems India is having," U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell said Friday at Asia Society Studios in New York. 

Photo of the Day: The View from the Bridge, Yokohama, Japan

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Iconic landscape in Nishishiba 4 Chome, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, photographed on March 20, 2012. (arcreyes [-ratamahatta-]/Flickr)

Photos: Singapore's Samantha Lo Sticks it to the Man

Samantha Lo, 25, was arrested for posting stickers like this one around Singapore. (Samantha Lo/skl0.tumblr.com)
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Samantha Lo, a 25-year-old Singaporean graphic artist, was arrested for posting stickers on crosswalk buttons. We take a look at some of her work.

For Western Press, Afghanistan's Heritage Takes a Backseat to Business

Workers excavate a 2,000-year-old archaeological site discovered in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan in August 2010. (Joanie Meharry)
Arts

The Wall Street Journal glosses over the cultural significance of a 2,000-year-old site that sits alongside a copper mine in Afghanistan.

Photo of the Day: Shy But Poised in Tamil Nadu, India

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Four young girls smile for the camera in Tamil Nadu, India on February 18, 2012.  (Original Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)

Golfer From China Wins LPGA Championship, World Reacts

Lifestyle

With her win on Sunday, Feng Shanshan became the first Chinese golfer — male or female — to win a major tournament. What does it mean for the sport?