Who will follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Aung San Suu Kyi and 2012 winner Imran Khan and take the honor for 2013? That's totally up to you.
Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, currently traveling in China, asks, "Could the world's great powers really come to blows over a handful of rocky, uninhabited islands?"
Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says a win this weekend by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition may mean increased government focus on military build-up.
Asia Society Associate Fellow John Ciorciari argues that in 2013, economics should take precedence over nationalism in the conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
With a resurgent nationalism just one trend potentially threatening the region, new leaders settling into office need to provide steady hands, says Asia Society's Michael Kulma.
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.
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