Princely pedigree and family roots in East Asia's conflicted past run deep among incoming leaders in Beijing, Tokyo, Pyongyang and Seoul.
Associate Fellow Katharine Moon says the Korean peninsula's dynastic leaders have a chance to improve on the mistakes of their fathers — but the obstacles are many.
Amidst face paint, fireworks and festivities, countries around Asia rejoice at the beginning of a new year.
As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.
Charles Armstrong discusses what all the political transitions of 2012 will mean for the upcoming year.
Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."
If the next government in Seoul makes a bold, strategic decision to re-engage the North, there is good reason to expect that inter-Korean dynamics can improve markedly, writes John Delury.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says the sweeping victory by Japan's Liberal Democratic Party will likely heighten tensions with China, South Korea, and other neighbors.
In their own ways, Red Dawn and Skyfall made major efforts to accomodate the growing Chinese film market.
Three uniformed women take a break by a fountain in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 25, 2012. (Matt Paish 2012/Flickr)
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