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Thursday, August 11, 2016
In a mountain town, schoolboys in traditional loincloths keep up a 300-year tradition. The
hadaka matsuri festivals, rooted in Shinto tradition, take place to bring purification, luck and prosperity.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Emperor Akihito said his age and poor health could make the performance of his duties impossible. But Japanese law doesn't allow for the emperor to step down.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Female K-pop performers can face strong pressure to meet the industry's beauty standards. Some, like Park Boram, are starting to sing about it, while others are bucking the trend.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
Friday, July 08, 2016
Twelve officers were shot Thursday night, and five died. Officials say the attack was carried out by Micah Xavier Johnson, a military veteran who was killed by a police explosive.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Gunmen attacked the officers at the end of Thursday's rally against police shootings of black men earlier this week. Three suspects are in custody and one is dead after a standoff in a parking garage.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Recent cases of murder and gang rape have led to new measures boosting security and support for victims of sexual assault. Women's rights advocates say attitudes are what really need to change.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The world's third largest economy is still struggling to gain traction under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The British decision to leave the European Union has delivered another blow.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
One of the two midrange ballistic missiles launched Wednesday appears to be the most successful test yet.
Monday, June 20, 2016
On a beach resort in southern South Korea, the government sponsors camps each year where kids as young as 11 are taught about North Koreans, to prepare for a peaceful "reunification" — one day.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Ancient Chinese poetry and quick metaphors are the go-to rhetorical aids in the latest meet-up between American and Chinese counterparts.
Monday, June 06, 2016
They are the two largest economies in the world, and increasingly interdependent. But as leaders gather for high-level talks in Beijing, tensions have flared on several fronts.
Friday, June 03, 2016
South Korea likes to point the finger at China for its pollution woes, but that's not the whole story. New research is examining how much Korean smog is caused by neighbors and how much is home-grown.
Friday, May 27, 2016
NPR looks at the significance of President Obama's visit to Hiroshima at the conclusion of his last trip to Japan as president. It was the first visit by a sitting U.S. president since an American warplane bombed the city during World War II.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city destroyed by an American atomic bomb in the closing days of World War II.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Following a gruesome killing, allegedly by a former Marine, controversy over the presence of American troops on Okinawa is adding another layer to Obama's historic trip this week.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
"Wongok Village is what Korea will look like in the future," says a grade school teacher in a self-styled "borderless village" south of Seoul, where most of the residents are non-Korean.
Monday, May 09, 2016
North Korea's powerful are gathering for their first ruling party congress in decades. Kim Jong Un is working to consolidate his power at home — and regionally — with an expanded nuclear arsenal.
Friday, May 06, 2016
At North Korea's first Workers' Party Congress in 36 years, Kim declares "unprecedented results" in recent nuclear and missile tests. He's shown greater willingness to speak publicly than his father.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The "Samsung SAT" is the South Korean company's aptitude test that features a gantlet of 160 questions in 140 minutes. Test yourself with a few practice questions.