East Asia

Arts, Culture & Media

KFC Christmas

Christmas isn't a national holiday in Japan but many Japanese celebrate the 25th with a special meal: fried chicken ? specifically, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Colonel Sander's chicken is considered a Christmas tradition there. Akiko Fujita reports.

Global Politics

Confucius versus Avatar

?Avatar' is hugely popular in China, but the government has been pulling it out of theaters to replace it with the epic about the life of Confucius, starring Chow Yun-fat. Mary Kay Magistad went to the movies to find out what people in China make of this.

Conflict & Justice

Blue fin tuna in trouble

Europe has joined the United States in a call to suspend commercial fishing for Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna. Many experts say the Blue Fin is seriously over fished. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports, opponents have pledged to ignore any ban.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The city of Nanjing, China, is the answer to our geo quiz today. Right now 22 people are on trial there for swapping sex partners. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Stan Abrams, a lawyer and author of the blog China Hearsay.

Conflict & Justice

Another knife attack in China

There have been several knife attacks on kindergarten students and staff in China The latest was today. At least seven children and one teacher were killed. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Damian Grammaticus, who's in Beijing.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kung Fu Fighting Song

This remix of Carl Douglas's 1974 smash hit, 'Kung Fu Fighting' came out a few years ago. It takes us out of China and across to Japan. This version come from one of the most successful reggae-dub outfits to come out of Japan, a group called Audio Active.

Global Politics

Japan's centenarian mystery

Japan officially has the world's largest number of people over the age of 100. But a recent series of grisly discoveries has put that exact number in doubt. Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo on what's happening to Japan's centenarians.

Arts, Culture & Media

Symbolic meaning of poppies

The poppy has different symbolic meanings if you're in China or if you're in Britain. That made things somewhat awkward as members of the British government made a diplomatic visit to Beijing today. The World's Alex Gallafent explains.