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British football player David Beckham shows his tattoo to fans during his visit to Peking University on March 24, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Video: Is David Beckham's Chinese Tattoo a Statement of Confucian Philosophy?

David Beckham hasn't had good luck with foreign-language tattoos in the past, but this one isn't bad, says an Asia Society language expert. more
A fan enjoys his tempura in the Osaka baseball stadium. (wallyg/Flickr)

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

As baseball season kicks off in Asia's most baseball-crazy country, we take a look at Japan's version of hot dogs and pretzels. more
Engin Akyürek in action during an episode of the Turkish soap opera Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?. (YouTube)

Turkish Soap Operas and the Pakistani Mothers Who Watch Them

I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey. more
Chef Simpson Wong's Lobster Egg Foo Young, named one of the top eight dishes by The New York Times in 2012. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)

Video: Watch Chef Simpson Wong Cook His Famous Lobster Egg Foo Young

Step into the kitchen with New York-based Malaysian chef Simpson Wong and learn the inspiration behind his "Asian locavore" restaurant Wong. more
The first batch of "Peace Rickshaws" sponsored by Pakistan Youth Alliance, ready to hit the road in Karachi. (Pakistan Youth Alliance)

Photos: 'Peace Rickshaws' Promote Colorful Message of Tolerance in Pakistan

The Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA) is on a mission to use a very visible form of street art to counter the intolerance, and worse, being spread by right-wing groups in Pakistan. more
L to R: Shu Pei, Martha Hunt, Jason Wu, Hilary Rhoda, and Michelle Harper at Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala at The Pierre in New York City on Monday, March 18, 2013. (Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com)

Photos: Stars Come Out for Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week Gala

Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala was the place to be Monday night as some of the biggest names in fashion, arts and business flocked to The Pierre in New York City for the exclusive black-tie event. more
Michelle Obama stands with inaugural dress designer Jason Wu in front of the inaugural gown she wore to the inaugural balls and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC  on March 9, 2010. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Video: Fashion Designer Jason Wu on Creating 'Pretty Things' (and Making History)

We sit down with Jason Wu, the first fashion designer of Asian descent to design for a first lady. more
"The New Persian Kitchen" (Ten Speed Press, 2013) by Louisa Shafia (L). (lucidfood.com/Stephen Scott Gross)

Interview: Food Writer Louisa Shafia Brings 'New Persian Kitchen' Into Every Home

On the eve of Norouz, Louisa Shafia, author of "Lucid Food" and the upcoming "The New Persian Kitchen," shares her insights into Persian food and hospitality. more
Jason Yang and fellow musicians perform the theme to HBO's "Game of Thrones" in New York City on February 18, 2013. (HBO)

Video: Violinist Jason Yang Uses Talent to Build Hype for 'Game of Thrones'

Taiwanese-American electric violinist Jason Yang, fresh off 'The Colbert Report' with Lil Buck, also performed the 'Game of Thrones' theme song for an HBO event. more
Chicken-based tori paitan broth at Totto Ramen in New York, N.Y. (Keizo Shimamoto)

Multimedia: 'Ramen Dreams' Chef Picks His Five Best Ramen Joints in United States

A ramen fanatic who consumes an estimated 600 bowls a year picks his best ramen spots in America. more