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Squat thrust: Japan on Olympic drive to get rid of ‘squat’ toilets

Squat thrust: Japan on Olympic drive to get rid of ‘squat’ toilets

Japan has launched a campaign to convert unpopular Asian-style squat toilets into sit-on “western” models, as the nation prepares to ...

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Book tracks history of Asian pop music

Book tracks history of Asian pop music

Korean music fans might get emotional these days because boy band BTS has been fascinating pop music fans around the ...

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For These Buddhist Monks on the Morning Rice Run, Food is a Sacred Contract

For These Buddhist Monks on the Morning Rice Run, Food is a Sacred Contract

Blink and you’ll miss New York’s Theravada monks-and the devout subway commuters donating food for their morning meal These monks ...

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Canadian Millennials Embrace Asia

Canadian Millennials Embrace Asia

A new survey shows that Canadians are generally quite positive about their relationship with Asia though some old stereotypes do ...

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Pikachu and Hello Kitty Back Japan’s World Expo Bid

Pikachu and Hello Kitty Back Japan’s World Expo Bid

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has officially appointed Hello Kitty and Pokémon’s Pikachu to advertise Osaka as the perfect city ...

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Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in Disney’s live-action adaptation

Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in Disney’s live-action adaptation

Actress Liu Yifei is photographed before attending Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, March 3, 2017. ...

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Learn a New Language

Learn a New Language

There’s a lot of talk across Asia about which countries have the best English-language skills. Of course English is the ...

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How a Chef Promotes Hmong Culture Through It’s Cuisine

How a Chef Promotes Hmong Culture Through It’s Cuisine

It’s a rainy and miserable afternoon and, for the last few hours, Chef Yia Vang has been cooking under a ...

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5-Foot Python Coiled Around 17-Foot Cobra’s Head

5-Foot Python Coiled Around 17-Foot Cobra’s Head

A video released over the weekend on social media shows a 5-foot-long python coiled around a 17-foot-long king cobra’s head ...

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Pope’s Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

Pope’s Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

From the courtyard of a Catholic girls’ school outside Bangkok, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori is eagerly awaiting a visit to ...

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