Into the Uncanny Valley: Why Scientists in Japan Are Spanking Robots

If someone were to ask you the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Japan”, many would immediately reply “Robots!” Japan is definitely on the cutting edge of robotic science, and one of their latests projects is a rather realistic human bum.

Japanese Man Arrested for Poisoning Woman’s Shoes

A man was arrested in Japan for allegedly putting poison in the shoes of a woman he was stalking. The woman survived, but had to have her toes amputated on one foot to save her life. 

Hello, Asimo: A Visit to Tokyo’s Miraikan Science Museum

If your inner nerd yearns for a glimpse of the future and you find yourself in Tokyo, it’s a good idea to stop in for a few hours at Miraikan. It’s Toyko’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology, and it features a close encounter with the world’s most famous robot.

Guitar Heroes: Asia’s Most Talented Guitar Playing Kids

Asian children are often gifted musicians. When I was younger, I won second place at the Kiwanis Music Festival for my age group in piano. An Asian kid won first place. The next year I won first–tied with an Asian kid. Third year, third place. Below two Asian kids. You get the idea.

The Raccoon Dogs of Asia

There’s a strange critter running around the eastern world that might surprise you. Asia is home to a bizarre, yet adorable little animal that many people don’t even know exists.

More Squid Please! A Look at School Lunches in Asia

In the United States, what children are served on their plates has become a hot issue, especially with Michelle Obama’s push to make nutrition a priority in America. Here’s a look at what students across Asia are putting on their plates.

Life in the Dust Bin: Yellow Dust Season Is Here

Each year in the early spring, residents in eastern Asia dread the onslaught of yellow-tinted dust that billows across the sky and settles on, well, everything.

This Story Will Break Your Heart

Sometimes the news is so horrific that it’s hard to process the information. Too many tragedies, too many deaths. But this tragic story about a single death is gut-wrenching.