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.
Bright yellow leaves fall from the autumn trees on this grey street in Kyoto, Japan on November 28, 2012. (genpi215/Filckr)
The leaves around this torii shrine change with the season in Matsudo, Japan on November 15, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi redefines "levitation" photography in her ongoing self-portrait project.
The moon shines bright on a cloudy night in Tokyo, Japan on November 29, 2012. (takuhitosotome/Flickr)
The sun rises over a bustling cityscape in Tokyo, Japan on September 11, 2012. (Guy Gorek/Flickr)
A young baseball fan watches her first game in Sapporo, Japan on April 3, 2012. (MJ/TR (´･ω･)/Flickr)
ChinaFile, the new online magazine of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, has translated a rare story from the Chinese newspaper, Southern Weekend.
A dusky purple glow bathes Maiko Park in Kobe, Japan on October 7, 2012. (halfrain/Flickr)
Halloween isn't the only celebration honoring the dead. Countries all over the world have their own ways of honoring those generations long gone.
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