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Interview: Five Things You Didn't Know About Matcha Tea

Matcha tea. (Michael Rose/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

More than just a trendy Starbucks concoction, Japan's matcha tea is a versatile beverage with known health benefits. Connoisseur Eric Gower enlightens Asia Blog with some basics.

Video: Ian Bremmer on How US Foreign Policy Is 'Becoming More Chinese'

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, speaks at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The Eurasia Group president shared his views on U.S. policy toward Asia, the geopolitical leadership vacuum, China’s business environment, and U.S.-China relations, among other subjects.

Interview: Ian Bremmer on Asia's Place in a 'G-Zero World'

Eurasia Group president and founder Ian Bremmer.
Current AffairsPolicy

"The implications of a vacuum of global leadership are enormous," says Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer. "It’s already playing out today." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on June 24.

Interview: How History and Present-Day Realities Affect Japan-South Korea Relations

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) meets with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (R) and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (C) May 31, 2014 in Singapore. Hagel traveled to Singapore to attend the 13th Asia Security Summit. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Getty Images)
Policy

Alexis Dudden analyzes the influence of historical narratives and contemporary pressures on Japan-South Korea relations, ahead of a related event at Asia Society New York on June 19.

Interview: Building the Future of Japanese-South Korean Diplomacy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrive for a trilateral meeting with the U.S. president in The Hague on March 25, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Professor Chung-in Moon comments on the state and future Japan-South Korea relations in advance of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s related event on June 19.

How New Geopolitical Risks Are Shaping Asia’s Business Landscape

Chinese nationals disembark from the passenger vessel Wuzhishan after the ship arrived at the Xiuying Port on May 20, 2014 in Haikou, China. The first group of violence-stricken Chinese workers, 989 in total, arrived at Xiuying Port from Vietnam to escape rioters protesting against a Chinese oil rig that was erected in an area of the South China Sea that they believe to be Vietnamese territory. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, looks at how businesses can better manage risks arising from tensions within Asia.

Photo of the Day: Riding Through the Cherry Blossoms in Japan

A slope car makes its way down a trail of cherry blossoms from the top of a hill in Funaoka Castle Ruin Park, Japan on April 17, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)
Multimedia

A slope car makes its way down a trail of cherry blossoms from the top of a hill in Funaoka Castle Ruin Park, Japan on April 17, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Colors of Dusk in Japan

A boat is tied near a stone bridge at dusk in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District, Japan on April 25, 2014. (Les Taylor/Flickr)
Multimedia

A boat is tied near a stone bridge at dusk in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District, Japan on April 25, 2014. (Les Taylor/Flickr)

Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Seal a Deal on Agriculture?

U.S. trade representative Michael Froman (R) talks to Akira Amari, Japan's Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy, at a press conference in Singapore on May 20, 2014. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, 2014 Wadsworth Fellow at Asia Society, explores options for the U.S., Japan, and other TPP countries to resolve their differences on market access for agricultural goods.

Can Japan and the US Make a Deal on Automobile Trade - and Get to a Final TPP?

Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang (L) speaks as US trade representative Michael Froman (R) looks on during the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on May 19, 2014. Trade Ministers and officials from the 12 TPP countries -- Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the US, Vietnam and Singapore -- convened for the meeting. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, 2014 Jack Wadsworth Fellow, examines the automobile-sector trade negotiations between Japan and the U.S. and considers what it might take to make a deal and clear the way for a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.