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.
A couple writes wishes on amulets for lovers and friends in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on June 22, 2013.(Jeremy G./Flickr)
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) turns 30 today! Nintendo revolutionized the video game industry in 1983 and has since raised its global profile to become among Japan's most valuable companies.
A group of girls show off their dance skills in the Ohara Matsuri Dance Festival in Shibuya, Japan on May 19, 2013. (Masaru Minoya/Flickr)
UNESCO's list for 2013 includes eight newly minted cultural and natural heritage sites across seven Asian countries.
Female giant panda Shin Shin munches away on bamboo, bearing signs that she may be pregnant in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
It's all work and some play for these world leaders. We take a look at Asian and American statesmen who demonstrate a little athletic prowess on their travels.
Meet the key individual behind official U.S. acknowledgment of the injustice done to Japanese Americans in WWII. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, June 20.
A young boy walks in a garden blooming with purple wisteria on May 12, 2013. (kobaken (こばけん)/Flickr)
A dog looks out the window in Tokyo, Japan on May 13, 2013. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
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