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Photos: From Ping Pong to Judo, World Leaders Practice Sports Diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads an Afghan-made soccer ball toward the unseen captain of the Afghanistan's women's national soccer team in Kabul on March 26, 2013. (Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's all work and some play for these world leaders. We take a look at Asian and American statesmen who demonstrate a little athletic prowess on their travels.

Interview: Japanese American Grant Ujifusa Defied Odds in Face of Historic U.S. Error

This monument at the Manzanar National Historic Site in California was established to commemorate the internment of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. (manyhighways/flickr)
Policy

Meet the key individual behind official U.S. acknowledgment of the injustice done to Japanese Americans in WWII. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, June 20.

Photo of the Day: Down Below the Wisteria in Japan

A young boy walks in a garden blooming with purple wisteria on May 12, 2013. (kobaken (こばけん)/Flickr)
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A young boy walks in a garden blooming with purple wisteria on May 12, 2013. (kobaken (こばけん)/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Petulant Puppy in Japan

A dog looks out the window in Tokyo, Japan on May 13, 2013. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
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A dog looks out the window in Tokyo, Japan on May 13, 2013. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)

For Heritage Month, Remembering 'One of a Kind' Painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi in his studio at 20 East 14th Street in New York City on October 31, 1940. (Max Yavno/W.P.A./Archives of American Art)
Arts

Japanese American artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi was an "enemy alien" in WWII who later became the first living American painter to get a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Interview: Cross-Cultural Dialogue 'Translates' in Latest 'Monkey Business'

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Arts

The third issue of the acclaimed Japanese-American literary journal is the most cosmopolitan and wide-ranging yet. Panel discussion with Paul Auster and Charles Simic this Saturday, May 4, at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: Perfect Rows of Purple in Japan

Lush wisteria blooms hang down in precision in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 2013. (GENuine1986/Flickr)
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Lush wisteria blooms hang down in precision in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 2013. (GENuine1986/Flickr)

Expert: Current North Korea Drama 'More Uncertain and Worrying' Than Years Past

A North Korean soldier using binoculars watches from his quarters at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on April 23, 2013. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Andrew Gilholm, senior Northeast Asia analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, says it's "tough to see" a peaceful resolution to current tensions.

Asia Society Hong Kong Artist Talk Showcases Japanese Painter Hiroshi Senju

Painter Hiroshi Senju at work, from his video profile. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8SP7tbMRCCQ#!)
Arts

This Wednesday, Asia Society Hong Kong offers a chance to hear renowned contemporary artist Hiroshi Senju discuss his career and creative vision.

Photo of the Day: A Pink Spectacle in Japan

A tree branch staggers under the weight of beautiful pink blooms in Fukushima, Japan on April 13, 2013. (shin--k/Flickr)
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A tree branch staggers under the weight of beautiful pink blooms in Fukushima, Japan on April 13, 2013. (shin--k/Flickr)