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Is Japan's Commitment to Pacifism Wavering?

Critics fear that the legislative changes made to Article 9 last November will lead to the swift remilitarization of Japan. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Despite legislative changes introduced by Shinzo Abe last year, observers say the country is unlikely to remilitarize.

Challenging Asia's Skyscraper Addiction

Tall buildings in Hong Kong's Financial District surround the Asia Society Hong Kong center (Michael Moran/OTTO)
Arts

The award-winning architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on the beauty of horizontal building design.

How Taiwan's Election Highlights the 'Failure' of China's Cross-Strait Strategy

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou wave to journalists prior to a meeting at Shangrila hotel in Singapore on November 7, 2015. It was the first time in nearly seven decades that the top leaders of China and Taiwan met. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Since 2008, Beijing has tried to bring Taipei closer through increased economic and people exchanges. But the recent vote on the island suggests this approach isn't working.

40 Colorized Photos from Early 20th Century Japan

Recently released photos show daily life in early 1900s Japan.
Multimedia

Recently released photographs from the New York Public Library show a Japan in the midst of rapid modernization.

The New York Times on the 'Broken System' That Allows Art Trafficking

Terror groups like ISIS are able to profit from looted art by selling stolen artifacts through preexisting black market channels. (Claude Valette/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The New York Times explains how terror groups like ISIS are able to profit off of looted art.

19 Colorized Postcards from Early 1900s China

Recently released photos show life in early 20th century China.
Current Affairs

The photographs, part of a new release from the New York Public Library, show daily life in the country during the early 20th century.

2015: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

An all-female group from Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia perform the traditional Acehnese dance. (Elsa Ruiz/ Asia Society)
Multimedia

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.

'Shared Threats' Can Keep U.S.-China Conflict at Bay

Panelists at the Asia Rising event say that mutual development and destruction are a reason the U.S. and China will avoid conflict. (Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an op-ed for The Straits Times, Asia Society trustee Chan Heng Chee says the two powers can still avoid the "Thucydides Trap."

Kevin Rudd Hails 'Ambitious' Deal on Climate Change

Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicySustainability

The Asia Society Policy Institute president says that the agreement struck in Paris marks the beginning of "an effective market-sensitive mechanism" to combat climate change.

How to Educate Students for Citizenship in a Global Era

Sarah Brown delivers opening remarks at 'Educating for Citizenship in a Global World' on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

World education leaders discussed the way forward following last week's announcement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly.