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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.

Photo of the Day: Flood Washes Through China

Release of water from the sluice for flood prevention at the Three Gorges Dam.
Lifestyle Water rages during the year's biggest release of water from the sluice for flood prevention at the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, China's Hubei province on July 11, 2010.

Fallout from China Trade Deal

Business

"The debate in Taiwan continues to rage over the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) signed recently by China and Taiwan,” says Michael Kulma, Asia Society’s Director of Policy Initiatives, who has just returned from a trip to Taiwan.

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.

Google and China Back in Business

The Google logo is reflected in windows of the company's China head office as the Chinese national flag flies in the wind in Beijing on Mar. 23, 2010. (Li Xin/AFP/Getty Images)
Business As of Friday, the Chinese government has renewed its license with Google, ending a tense stalemate over censorship.

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.

Museum Diplomacy for Taiwan and Mainland China

Tourists walk in front of the National Palace Museum in Taipei on January 6, 2009. The museum and its counterpart in Beijing plan to hold a joint exhibition of artifacts and arrange exchange of visits by their officials, in yet another sign of fast improving ties between Taiwan and rival China (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images).
Arts

The Palace Museum of Beijing and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan are cooperating on a project to retrace the route of China's imperial treasures.

Jay Chou Makes Hollywood Debut in 'The Green Hornet'

(Sony Pictures)
Arts Jay Chou, Chinese superstar, makes his Hollywood debut as 'Kato' in 'The Green Hornet.'

The Gobi March: Seven-Day Footrace Through the Gobi Desert

Gobi March 2010/Racing the Planet
Lifestyle More than 150 racers compete in the Gobi March, the number-one footrace in the world.