Tsuji Culinary Institute president, Yoshiki Tsuji talks to CNN about his family's impact on Japanese cooking.
Third-generation executive chef, Kunoi Tokuoka shows the beautiful Japanese 'Kaiseki' dishes that his restaurant serves.
CNN's Talk Asia visits Sakurae Toyonaka where owner Kenji Mitsuda serves up some of their modern dishes.
Actress Cate Blanchett reflects on her role in the Oscar-winning drama and calls for more films about women.
Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett on working outside of her comfort zone.
The Oscar winner gives us a unique glimpse into her incredible career.
The superstar chef welcomes CNN's Monita Rajpal into his kitchen.
CNN's Monita Rajpal learns what Curtis Stone likes to eat at home.
Australian chef turned TV star Curtis Stone has impressed celebrities and master chefs alike.
Natalie Portman talks about growing up juggling her education at Harvard and working on blockbuster films.
Natalie Portman shot to fame at the young age of 11 years old and has become one of the biggest stars on the silver screen.
Natalie Portman talks about her role as Dior ambassador as she visits China.
CNN's Monita Rajpal sits down with Michael Kors in Shanghai, as the billionaire designer makes his first foray into China.
The American fashion designer reflects on his humble beginnings. CNN's Monita Rajpal reports.
American fashion designer Michael Kors on growing up as an outsider and the importance of staying true to who you are.
CNN's Monita Rapjal meets the woman behind multimillion-dollar brand Agnes B. as she makes her directorial debut in Hong Kong.
French fashion designer Agnes B. reflects on her directorial debut "My Name is Hmmm..."
From fashion to chocolate, flowers to film, Agnes B is fearless in pursuing her passions. Monita Rajpal reports.
Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest on how one Nepalese orphan inspired his work to end modern slavery.
Australian businessman Andrew Forrest on why his mom didn't want a third child.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Andrew Forrest who talks about his rural upbringing in Australia and battles in business.
Cmdr. William Marks gives an update on the U.S. Navy's 7th fleet's search for MH370 in the Indian Ocean.
Vogue China's Editor in Chief Angelica Cheung on grooming local designers for international success.
Talk Asia speaks with Angelica Cheung -- the Editor in Chief of Vogue China. CNN's Monita Rajpal reports.
Acclaimed photographer Mario Testino reflects on Angelica Cheung's runaway success as the Editor in Chief of the magazine.
When I was launching Vogue China nine years ago, one of the key elements I was determined to introduce was a regular column dedicated to promoting and supporting Chinese design talents. We were the first fashion magazine to do this on a regular basis, but it was not easy.
Gigi Chao talks about being gay in a city that tries to balance a modernizing culture with traditional Asian values.
Hong Kong-based heiress Gigi Chao on the aftermath of her father's controversial marriage bounty.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Gigi Chao who made news after her father offered millions to the man who could win her heart.
What's life like when your father is a billionaire, your mother is an actress, and your sexuality becomes an international headline?
Before the interview for Talk Asia, all I knew about Julio Iglesias was that he sings love songs -- and that the ladies seem to love him.
The Spanish singer talks about his warm up routine before shows and the accident that changed his life.
The best-selling Latin singer reflects on his most memorable collaborations and playing football for Real Madrid.
Monita Rajpal meets the best-selling Latin artist in history who is still charming audiences around the world in his 70s.
The music producer and style icon reveals how a conversation with Lauryn Hill led him to celebrate individuality.
The music producer on collaborating with major stars such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
Monita Rajpal meets the music producer, style icon and master collaborator behind some of the past decade's biggest hits.
The music producer on Miley Cyrus' twerking controversy and why he views her as his Mona Lisa.
Music producer Pharrell Williams on celebrating individuality through his company i am OTHER.
Cerebral. That's how I would describe the producer, songwriter, musician Pharrell Williams if I could only use one word.
Monita Rajpal speaks with the British fashion accessory designer about her business which stretches across the globe.
British fashion accessory designer Anya Hindmarch grants rare access to her busy London store.
British fashion accessory designer Anya Hindmarch reveals the inspiration behind her latest collection.
CNN's Monita Rajpal talks with NBA Commissioner David Stern about basketball's global reach.
CNN's Monita Rajpal talks business and basketball with NBA Commissioner David Stern.
NBA Commissioner David Stern talks about when the NBA started expanding internationally.
Jeremy Lin on whether it's more difficult to make it as an Asian-American player in the NBA.
Monita Rajpal speaks with NBA player Jeremy Lin as he prepares for a game in the Philippines.
Jeremy Lin opens up about becoming a high-profile Asian-American player in the NBA.
NBA superstar Jeremy Lin on some of the toughest moments of his career.
CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks with Jeremy Lin as he opens up about becoming a sports icon.
17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on staying motivated and giving his best.
The grand slam winner talks about his foundation which helps children gain access to quality education in South Africa.
Roger Federer explains why confidence is crucial when it comes to mastering the tennis court.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets the Grand Slam winner as he visits Shanghai for the first time in over a decade.
French pastry chef Pierre Herme shares his recipe for success and why he rejects competition.
Monita Rajpal meets Pierre Herme, the only pastry chef to receive France's highest honor.
French pastry chef Pierre Herme opens up about his unique take on the traditional macaron.
CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks with Baz Luhrmann about confronting fear and helping actors succeed on set.
Director Baz Luhrmann on dealing with critics and how his work is a labor of love.
Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmann reflects on his career journey and making more time for family.
Director Baz Luhrmann talks about bringing the American novel "The Great Gatsby" to the silver screen.
Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan on why rock music needs God and how suffering isn't good for business.
Smashing Pumpkins' front man Billy Corgan talks about "Pale Horse," a song inspired by the relationship with his mother.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets the front man of Smashing Pumpkins, who says authenticity has helped the band stay successful.
Billy Corgan on how the success of Smashing Pumpkins' early music didn't bring him happiness.
Manchester City's Captain Vincent Kompany talks about what drives him and connecting with supporters around the world.
CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks with Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany about how Belgium nurtures young footballers.
Manchester City's captain Vincent Kompany talks about not taking fans for granted and living for the future.
Actor and producer Vin DIesel talks about the success of his characters in the Fast and the Furious and Riddick.
Hollywood actor and producer Vin Diesel talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about his career and success.
Actor and producer Vin Diesel tells the story of his first meeting with Steven Spielberg.
Lie Sang Bong talks about the inspiration behind his work and why it's important to please loyal customers.
The South Korean fashion designer on who the ideal "Bong woman" is and healing a broken relationship with his son.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets designer Lie Sang Bong, who has dressed such A-list stars as Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
Jeffrey Katzenberg says having a strong story is crucial when creating successful animated films.
The DreamWorks Animation CEO opens up about his tenure with Disney and leaving under difficult circumstances.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Jeffrey Katzenberg, the man behind the multimillion dollar "Kung Fu Panda" franchise.
Arcadia Group owner Philip Green talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about bringing British high street fashion to Hong Kong.
Arcadia Group owner Philip Green gives CNN's Monita Rajpal his tips to making good investments.
Arcadia Group owner Philip Green talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about the importance of having Topshop in central Hong Kong.
Aerosmith sinnger Steven Tyler describes how singing in church inspired his rock music.
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about music and family.
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about the band's 40 years in the business.
Stella McCartney talks about the signature pants she created while at Chloe and creating clothes for women of all shapes.
Talk Asia joins fashion designer Stella McCartney on a visit to Donghua University in Shanghai.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Stella McCartney, one of the world's most celebrated fashion designers.
Talk Asia goes behind the scenes with the musical mastermind before a concert in Seoul, South Korea.
Mark Ronson opens up about his most successful collaborations -- including working with the late Amy Winehouse.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Grammy award-winning Mark Ronson who has produced some of the biggest stars in the industry.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Vin Diesel who talks about the success of the "Fast and Furious" franchise.
The "Fast & Furious" actor talks about landing a role in Academy Award-winning film "Saving Private Ryan."
"Fast & Furious" star Vin Diesel tells Monita Rajpal how the latest movie installment challenges earlier releases.
Award-winning Author Salman Rushdie takes CNN's Monita Rajpal on a tour of his childhood home.
Salman Rushdie talk about the fallout from the publishing of "The Satanic Verses" in 1988.
Award-winning Author Salman Rushdie talks to CNN about his controversial career.
Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about the company's expansion plans.
Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about his career in fashion
Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about turning around the fortunes of Gucci.
George Foreman talks about his namesake grills, where the idea came from and how they became a success.
George Foreman opens up about his childhood growing up, and how he learned to be a thief in order to survive.
This is not worksafe. It's a hyperlink to Hiropon, the pornographic fiberglass creation of Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami.
A pre-teen me once learned how to slow dance to "Surfer Girl."
Song Byeok had every reason to be pleased with his success. A gift for drawing led to a prestigious career as a propaganda artist and full membership in North Korea's communist party.
He's the ambassador who carries his own bags and the can for the U.S. in China.
While playing the part of Aung San Suu Kyi in biopic "The Lady", Michelle Yeoh felt as if she had "lived" with the Burmese pro-democracy leader for years.
When growing up, Monisha Kaltenborn wanted to go into space, but as the first female CEO of a Formula 1 team she's arguably reached greater heights.
Lobsang Sangay has a hard act to follow.
Eric Schmidt is as committed as ever to making sure those at Google "do the right thing."
Hayao Miyazaki is regarded by many as the world's greatest living animator and an icon of Japanese popular culture.
Kim Yuna is one of South Korea's biggest stars and the ice skater who won the country's first figure skating gold medal at a Winter Olympic Games last year in Vancouver.
Indonesia's transition from an autocracy to a vibrant democracy can be an example to those countries in the Middle East experiencing political upheaval, says the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
American fashion designer and film director Tom Ford has revealed he received angry letters from his predecessor and rival Yves Saint-Laurent.
What do aluminum sheeting and life insurance have in common?
Artist Damien Hirst doesn't have a problem with money.
From a Chinese pop idol to a champion of ethnic minorities in China, singer Dadawa is a musician like no other.
Film director Feng Xiaogang may have made China's biggest box office hit, the disaster movie, "Aftershock", but he built his reputation in comedies, comparing himself to American director, Woody Allen.
Keisuke Honda is the rising star of Japanese football.
As Japan's fifth prime minister in four years, Naoto Kan hopes the revolving door of Japanese politics will remain closed long enough for him to reinvigorate the country.
Contemporary and often abstract, Minsuk Cho's buildings can baffle, delight and dazzle.
Politics is in the blood of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak.
For the Oscar-winner and Hollywood A-lister, family takes priority over career goals.
She's been called China's answer to Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour, but Hung Huang never had a plan to be the media and fashion empress she is today.
Family, food and faith have guided Kylie Kwong to where she is today.
Stephen Fry is a comedian, actor and writer, who has become something rare in British public life; a national treasure.
A colossus on and off the basketball court, Yao Ming is China's biggest sports star.
For nearly 50 years Ron and Valerie Taylor have been filming sharks at close quarters, bringing the lives of the ocean's most fearsome predators to TV and the big screen.
He's the rock demigod who lives and breathes music, but whose heart beats thanks in part to a pacemaker.
One of the stars of this summer's Hollywood hit, "Inception", Ken Watanabe has fought his way to the top of his profession.
You know you've reached a special level of fame when you're known by just your first name.
Not many winners of the Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or thank ghosts and spirits in their acceptance speech.
Money has changed the game of golf -- and for the better, says Jack Nicklaus.
CNN was in the Philippines to cover the national elections on May 10. Although it would take three more weeks for the Philippine Congress to officially declare the winners, Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was largely expected to become the country's 15th President.
Han Han is China's rebel writer who has become the unofficial voice for his generation.
Internationally renowned classical musician Sarah Chang has played violin to audiences in some of the world's greatest capital cities. But her virtuosity has also helped gain her access to one of the world's most secretive of places; Pyongyang.
Surrounded by expensive pieces of Chinese art purchased from auction houses in London and New York, Wang Zhongjun, China's 50-year old film mogul, appears the very model of a modern Chinese entrepreneur.
Nancy Kwan is the actress who immortalized "The World of Suzie Wong'" in the 1960 film.
Artist Yue Minjun is the man the behind the rictus grin that has become his work's motif. Part self portrait, part parody, part social commentary, his paintings have made him one the most instantly recognized contemporary artists in China.
A cricketing icon and sporting hero in his native Australia, Shane Warne's life off the cricket pitch has almost been as well documented as his career on it.
Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar, has become more than a little accustomed to being adored by millions.
"Movies aren't an actor's medium...actors are just color in other people's paintings," Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey told CNN's Talk Asia.
A classical pianist with a rock star following, Yundi Li has been packing concert halls for nearly a decade.
"Under my um-ber-ella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh."
China's Li Na hit the heights earlier this year when she made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, beating Venus Williams along the way.
When choosing a career, Johnnie To considered becoming a policeman. However more than three decades after accepting a job at a TV station he's still shooting the Hong Kong underbelly but from behind a camera.
Chinese actress Zhou Xun is a face recognized by millions, but so far, little known outside of China.
With over 20 years as an actor, Lee Byung-hun has a gained a serious on-screen persona. But when the camera is off, the 39-year-old South Korean is more joker than brooding artist.
Is Ai Carina Uemura a Japanese Beyoncé or more an Asian Missy Elliott?
Even when working at his father's gas station when he was a boy, Baz Luhrmann had an eye for great stories.
He is perhaps the most recognizable man in fashion, almost never seen without his dark glasses, a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves.