Photographer Toshiya Watanabe captures the gradual decline of his hometown near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant eight months after a huge tsunami wreaked havoc on the northeast shores of Japan.
Watch Japanese contemporary dancer and choreographer KENTARO!! perform his solo piece After Raining, It Will Be Sunny, in an Asia Society India Centre event at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last month.
When Japan's women's soccer team fought back to a close victory against the United States in the World Cup final on Sunday in Germany, it broke a 26-game losing streak against the Americans. But the win was much more than just an underdog sports story, it was also a significant upturn for the nation's collective pride.
"Politicians in Tokyo are lollygagging and bickering over partisan issues instead of offering practical ideas for rebuilding the devastated regions," says Asia Society Associate Fellow Alexandra Harney.
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