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Indonesia's Foreign Minister on ASEAN as a Model for Relations Within Asia-Pacific

Dr. Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, speaking at Asia Society New York on Sept. 29, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Speaking at Asia Society New York, Dr. Marty Natalegawa described his country’s efforts to extend ASEAN’s diplomatic practices to the entire region.

Photo of the Day: A Supermoon Rises in Japan

A flaming moon lights up the sky in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan on September 9, 2014. (halfrain/Flickr)
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A flaming moon lights up the sky in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan on September 9, 2014. (halfrain/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Overlooking the Ocean in Indonesia

A man stands under a gazebo overlooking the ocean at Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia on September 11, 2014. (Darien Graham-Smith/Flickr)
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A man stands under a gazebo overlooking the ocean at Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia on September 11, 2014. (Darien Graham-Smith/Flickr)

Interview: Five Things You Didn't Know About Matcha Tea

Matcha tea. (Michael Rose/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

More than just a trendy Starbucks concoction, Japan's matcha tea is a versatile beverage with known health benefits. Connoisseur Eric Gower enlightens Asia Blog with some basics.

Photo of the Day: Shrouded in a Morning Mist in Taiwan

Morning mist seeps between the trees and hills of Shuishalian in Taiwan on May 17, 2014. (Mark Kao/flickr)
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Morning mist seeps between the trees and hills of Shuishalian in Taiwan on May 17, 2014. (Mark Kao/Flickr)

In the Philippines, Hearing Music as a Key Step on Path Toward Peace

Composer and musician Susie Ibarra, shown here in
Arts

Composer, percussionist, and musicologist Susie Ibarra is driven by a belief that the values in traditional music and indigenous culture can bring people together. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York tonight, July 30.

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current Affairs

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.

Listen: How Indonesia's Election Became the 'Tightest and Most Divisive' in Recent Times

 Indonesian presidential candidates Joko Widodo (L) and Prabowo Subianto (R) attend the second presidential debate in Jakarta on June 15, 2014. Campaigning for Indonesia's July presidential election officially kicked off on June 4, with favourite Joko Widodo facing a tough challenge from a Suharto-era former general with a chequered human rights record. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Ben Bland, Indonesia Correspondent for the Financial Times, assesses Indonesia’s presidential election and how it could affect Indonesia’s economy and political affairs.

Video: Ian Bremmer on How US Foreign Policy Is 'Becoming More Chinese'

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, speaks at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The Eurasia Group president shared his views on U.S. policy toward Asia, the geopolitical leadership vacuum, China’s business environment, and U.S.-China relations, among other subjects.

Photo of the Day: A Puff of Pink in the Philippines

A swathe of pink clouds paint the evening sky in Malay, Philippines on June 2, 2014. (iloveglay/Flickr)
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A swathe of pink clouds paint the evening sky in Malay, Philippines on June 2, 2014. (iloveglay/Flickr)