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40 Colorized Photos from Early 20th Century Japan

Recently released photos show daily life in early 1900s Japan.
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Recently released photographs from the New York Public Library show a Japan in the midst of rapid modernization.

David Bowie's Enduring Fascination With Japan

David Bowie is photographed on May 11, 1983 at a press conference presenting the Japanese movie 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' in Cannes, France. (Ralph Gatti/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The British musician, who died on Sunday, was notable for his enthusiasm for the Asian country's culture.

Photo of the Day: A Flaming Tree in Japan

A maple tree with bright red leaves droops over a pond in Tokyo, Japan on December 1, 2015. (Yoshikazu TAKADA/Flickr)
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A maple tree with bright red leaves droops over a pond in Tokyo, Japan on December 1, 2015. (Yoshikazu TAKADA/Flickr)

'Sixteen for '16': Predictions for Asia in 2016

Asia Society's Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts that Iran will make good on its end of the nuclear deal, but this still doesn't mean that tensions between Tehran and Washington will cease.
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on what's on tap for Asia in the new year.

Kevin Rudd: 'No Chinese Economic Implosion in 2016'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd argues that China's economy will not collapse in 2016.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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In a piece for Time magazine, the former Australian prime minister lays out what we can expect from China in 2016.

Photo of the Day: A Blue Mountain in Japan

A view of Mount Fuji with the city of Gotemba at its base in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on December 5, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)
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A view of Mount Fuji with the city of Gotemba at its base in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on December 5, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2000, 'Forgiveness' Grapples with the Ghosts of History

Chinese opera master Zhou Long (L) and Japanese Noh master Akira Matsui perform “Forgiveness” in 2000. (Rachel Cooper/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2000 performance that dealt with the uncomfortable history between China, Japan, and Korea.

Photo of the Day: A Blanket of Snow in Japan

A lone tree in a landscape blanketed by snow in Hokkaido, Japan on December 7, 2015. (Soumei Baba/Flickr)
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A lone tree in a landscape blanketed by snow in Hokkaido, Japan on December 7, 2015. (Soumei Baba/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Majestic Waterfall in Japan

A view of the Kegon Falls from the observation deck of the Akechidaira Ropeway at Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on October 30, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)
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A view of the Kegon Falls from the observation deck of the Akechidaira Ropeway at Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on October 30, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)

Filmmaker Recounts Quest to Understand the 'Insanity' of the Nuclear Age

The Trillo nuclear power plant in Trillo, Spain. (Rodrigo Gómez Sanz/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Masako Sakata discusses her films depicting the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.