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Uncertainty in Japan -- What It Means

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan answers questions during a press conference in Tokyo on June 4, 2010. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy “Just a month after former grassroots political activist Naoto Kan took the helm of Japan’s government with approval ratings running over 60 percent, voters have handed him the worst imaginable outcome," said Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi.

Singapore's PM is upbeat about growth

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses Houston's business and civic leaders at the Hyatt Regency on July 12, 2010. (Marc Nathan Photographers, Inc.)
Policy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore gives an upbeat assessment of Asia's prospects for growth.

Taiwan's Big Brawl

A book is thrown at a group of legislators from Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party as they try to block their counterparts from occupying a podium at parliament in Taipei on July 8, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy A brawl broke out in Taipei's legislature on Thursday almost as soon as the session began. Scuffles erupted after lawmakers used books, garbage bins, and tea cups to attack one another.

North Korea on the Brink?

North Korean schoolchildren as depicted in an official government video.
Policy Barbara Demick's latest dispatch from North Korea describes life after the disastrous 2009 currency devaluation.

Boats, Asylum Seekers and Aussies

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks during a press conference at Parliament House on June 24, 2010 in Canberra, Australia, not long after becoming Australia's first woman Prime Minister. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Policy Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard comes up with a surprise plan on asylum seekers ... put them in East Timor

Flournoy: US-India Relationship is Mature

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy (DoD Photo/Cherie Cullen)
Policy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, spoke on India-U.S. relations at an Asia Society program at the Army/Navy Club in Washington, DC., July 1, 2010.

NATO Airfield Attacked

BALA MURGHAB, BADGHIS PROVINCE - JUNE 30: Afghan Army soldiers and National Police members survey a valley from a hill during an early-morning informational mission. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Policy On Wednesday morning, Taliban insurgents launched a series of failed attacks on the NATO air base in the eastern city of Jalalabad, just along the Afghanistan and Pakistan border.