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The Dedication of a Single Parent: Father Carries Disabled Son Everyday

by Ethel Navales
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Chinese netizens have been moved by the story of 40-year-old Yu Xukang and his 12-year-old son Qiang. Yu is not only a single father living in the rural areas of Sichuan, he also happens to be the

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Fashion

Indian Designer Wins Woolmark Prize at Milan Fashion Week

by Taylor Weik
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Fashion designer Rahul Mishra was named the winner of the International Woolmark Prize for 2014-2015 on Friday during Milan Fashion Week in Italy. Mishra is the first Indian designer to win the prize,

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Favorite Asian YouTube Covers of Frozen’s “Let It Go”

by Taylor Weik
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2013 ended on a high note –– pun intended –– as the release of Disney’s latest animated musical, Frozen, was all anyone could talk or sing about. The film already created a buzz with it

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Japan’s Creative Take on the Haunted House

by Taylor Weik
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In case you needed more proof that Japan is always taking old, tired concepts and turning them on their heads before the rest of the world can. This past summer 2013 and continuing into 2014, The Mus

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Geek Out over New Sailor Moon Pens

by Taylor Weik
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Do you feel that? That hard blow to the gut is childhood hitting you and bringing back memories of after-school afternoons spent eating Fruit Gushers and watching your favorite Sailor Scouts kick butt

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Pop Culture

An Intimate Conversation with Ang Lee

by Taylor Weik
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What do a superhero action blockbuster, an intimate western love story and a foreign language film have in common? For one, they’re all directed by Taiwanese-American director Ang Lee. The Film

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Julie Chu Carries U.S. Flag at Olympics Closing Ceremony

by Taylor Weik
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American ice hockey player Julie Chu was nominated and selected to represent Team U.S.A. as flag bearer for the Closing Ceremonies at the Sochi Olympic Games last night. The four-time medallist ––

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Voicing a Studio Ghibli Character

by Taylor Weik
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In honor of the upcoming U.S. release of Japanese-based Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, here’s an interview with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who voices the main protagonist, Jiro Horikosh

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The Real Reason Behind Japan’s Surgical Mask Trend

by Ethel Navales
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Even if we don’t understand it, we’ve all seen it before– the strange trend in some Asian countries to wear surgical masks. So what’s the reason behind this phenomenon? In some

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Meet the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team’s “ShibSibs”

by Taylor Weik
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My brother and I are big fans of two individuals named Alex and Maia Shibutani. They’re Japanese American, exactly three years apart (ages 22 and 19, respectively) and they’re siblings. In

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