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The Atlantic's Alex Wagner: Diversity More Than Just 'Ticking a Box'

(Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the journalist discusses her Asian American background, the resonance of the immigration story, and why the media isn't to blame for Donald Trump.

Filmmaker Erik Shirai on the 'The Birth of Saké'

Filmmaker and artist Erik Shirai is taking part in a special event hosted by Asia Society and Jungles in Paris on Wednesday, June 15. (Photo courtesy of Erik Shirai)
Current Affairs

In his first feature documentary, Erik Shirai combines his Japanese heritage with cinematic storytelling.

The Americans' Ruthie Ann Miles: 'We Should Not Be Satisfied Playing the Token Asian'

Ruthie Ann Miles in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. (Paul Kolnik)

The Korean-raised actress, currently starring in The King and I on Broadway, discussed her passion for music, theater, and says why television makes her nervous.

Interview: Jeff Yang on What Hollywood Can Teach the Corporate World About Diversity

Shows like ABC's How To Get Away With Murder have injected greater racial diversity in television (Mitchell Haaseth/ABC)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The longtime media and cultural critic says that "pop culture is a step behind society, and brands are a step behind pop culture" in fomenting change.

How a Lack of Natural Energy Resources Sparked Japan's Energy Innovation

Former Japanese Minister of the Environment and former Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi discusses why Japan turned to renewable energy. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

On the heels of a nuclear disaster, Japan is spearheading the movement toward sustainable technology.

PBS' Hari Sreenivasan: 'Diversity Is More Than Just the Face on TV'

Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the broadcast journalist explains how true diversity would only benefit the news business.

Interview: Tracy Wong on Leadership, Diversity, and the Importance of 'Creative Democracy'

Tracy Wong (Jason Hall)

The award-winning advertising executive explains why letting everyone — even the accounts team — get involved in the creative process has made his Wongdoody firm so successful.

Photo of the Day: Chinese Students Mark 'World No Tobacco Day'

Primary school students in Hebei, China mark
Current AffairsMultimedia

Primary school students in northern China participate in a campaign to discourage smoking.

Interview: First Transgender Woman in Philippines' Congress on the 'Beginning of Change' in Her Country

Geraldine Roman shakes hands with voters during a campaign trip to the town of Orani, Bataan province, north of Manila. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"The message is clear," said Geraldine Roman. "Gender or sexual orientation is no hindrance to serving the country."

Energy in Japan: Is a Post-Nuclear Future Sustainable?

Workers continue the decontamination and reconstruction process at the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on February 25, 2016 in Okuma, Japan. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Five years after Fukushima, Asia Society Policy Institute's Jackson Ewing tells us how the Asian country is addressing its energy challenges.