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

Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.
Arts

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: Prayer Ribbons in Yunnan, China

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Red prayer ribbons in Yunnan province, China on April 14, 2012. (Tim Kelly/Flickr)

What Post-Osama Pakistan Really Needs: Police Reform

Pakistani policeman stop vehicles at a checkpoint upon their entry into Islamabad on April 30, 2012, ahead of Osama bin-Laden's first death anniversary. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

"Having served on Pakistan’s police force and having lived in Abbottabad," writes Hassan Abbas, "I can confidently argue that a more resourceful and skilled police force there could have nabbed Bin Laden much earlier."

Photo of the Day: Uncommon Color in a 'Common' Indian Butterfly

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The Common Crow is a common butterfly in South Asia. In India, it is referred to as the Common Indian Crow. A close-up shot of the Common Indian Crow butterfly in Bangalore, India on April 28, 2012. (Parshotam Lal Tandon/Flickr)

Photos (and Video): Arif Lohar Rocks the House at Asia Society New York

Arif Lohar (L) and Fozia on stage at Asia Society New York on April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Photos and video highlights from Arif Lohar's euphoric Asia Society New York shows last weekend.

(Asian American) Kids Say the Darndest Things

A still from the trailer for HBO's 'East of Main Street: Small Talk.'
Lifestyle

Come to Asia Society New York on Wednesday, May 2, for a screening of the new HBO special 'East of Main Street: Small Talk,' which explores what it's like to be Asian American from the perspective of children.

Photo of the Day: Curbside Crowd, Yunnan Province

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They look as if they've seen it all: Roadside scene in Yunnan province, China, on February 16, 2012. (tongxuemenandwomen/Flickr)

Bo Xilai Wiretapping Scandal Reveals 'Paranoia' Within Chinese Leadership

Bo Xilai (C), former Communist Party secretary of Chongqing arrives next to Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and Premier Wen Jiabao (L) during the third plenary session of the National People's Congress's (NPC) annual session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 9, 2012. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom tells CBS News the revelation that Bo Xilai wiretapped high-level Chinese leaders shows 'paranoia' and 'divisions' within the leadership.

How You Can Watch Asia Society's Sold-Out Arif Lohar Concert for Free

Arif Lohar.
Arts

A flurry of media coverage appears in the buildup to Arif Lohar's two-night stand at Asia Society New York. Tune into the live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live at 8:00 pm ET on Sat., 4/28.

Photo of the Day: The Cage Within, China

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A bird cage hangs inside a house in Shanghai, China on April 7, 2012. (Mark Heath/Flickr)