Having a tattoo in Japan can get you stereotyped as yakuza, but on one centuries-old pilgrimage near Tokyo, tattoos are respected as they were in the past.
Body art in Japan has been negatively linked to crime syndicate culture, but mindsets could be slowly changing.
The seeds, known as rudraksha, are believed to carry mystical powers and can fetch thousands of dollars.
Businessmen in India and Nepal read 'Mein Kampf' right after they finish 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' and 'Who Moved My Cheese?'
A new constitution was supposed to create a more inclusive Nepal. But instead it deepened ethnic fissures.