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Photos: 'Pokémon Go' Craze Continues During Japan's 'Pikachu Outbreak Festival'

Performers dressed as Pikachu, the popular animation Pokemon series character, perform in the Pikachu parade in Yokohama on August 7, 2016. Some 50 life-size Pikachu characters, the most famous from the Pokemon game, marched along the city's waterfront street as visitors took mobile phone pictures and videos of them in scorching sunshine.  (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Fans dressed as the Nintendo game's most popular character marched along Yokohama's waterfront street to kick off the week-long festival.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

How an Iconic American Hot Dog Restaurant Came to the Philippines

Pink's Hot Dogs
Arts

Richard Pink, owner of Los Angeles' famed Pink's Hot Dogs, tells Asia Society Southern California why he chose Manila for his first international expansion.

How Northeast Asia Can Achieve Its Sustainability Goals

Linking carbon markets in Northeast Asia now will benefit the entire region's climate change goals. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society's Jackson Ewing discussed the region's carbon markets in a recent piece at The Diplomat.

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.

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.

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

Tracy Wong (Jason Hall)
Arts

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.

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)
Policy

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

Photo of the Day: President Obama Embraces Atomic Bomb Victim in Hiroshima

U.S. President Barack Obama embraces atomic bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori during his visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. (Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Obama is the first U.S. president to appear in the Japanese city since the dropping of the bomb in 1945.

Interview: Pulitzer-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen on the United States, Vietnam, and Why History Can’t Be Erased

President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

"The effacement and erasure of Asians, Asian Americans and other minorities or people of color still continues to this day in the U.S."