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Interview: Sending 'Bundles of Joy' to Philippines Typhoon Survivors

A woman smiles after receiving a bag of relief items from Bundles of Joy in Tugbong, a barrio situated in the municipality of Kananga, Leyte, Philippines.
Policy

"We are still ONE and in times like this we break barriers and we remember that we are all brothers and sisters," said relief activist Anya Lim.

Photo of the Day: A Luminous Tradition in Thailand

Hundreds of sky lanterns light up the night's sky during the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 16, 2013. (shelmac/Flickr)

Hundreds of sky lanterns light up the night's sky during the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 16, 2013. (shelmac/Flickr)

Asia Society's DiMaggio Calls Iranian Nuclear Deal a 'Significant Win for Diplomacy'

Iranian newspapers headlining the deal made with major powers over Iran's nuclear program are displayed outside a Tehran kiosk on Nov. 25, 2013. Most Iranian newspapers hailed the deal, attributing its relatively swift success to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (top left). (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Following the announcement of a six-month agreement concerning Iran's nuclear program, Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio explains what made the deal possible.

Photo of the Day: Alone on a Street Corner in China

A woman stands under a red neon sign, in an empty street in Guilin, China on November 13, 2013. (金喜 刘/Flickr)
Multimedia

A woman stands under a red neon sign, in an empty street in Guilin, China on November 13, 2013. (金喜 刘/Flickr)

Photos: A Call to 'Be Subversive' at Arts & Museum Summit in Hong Kong

Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, delivers the keynote address at the Arts & Museum Summit at Asia Society in Hong Kong on November 22, 2013. (Nick Mak/Asia Society)
Arts

Glenn Lowry, director of New York's Museum of Modern Art, and other museum leaders gather at the inaugural two-day Asia Society event on the museum of the future.

Photo of the Day: Desolate Beauty in Indonesia

Mount Semeru towers over the rugged volcanoes of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia on November 17, 2013. (deepgoswami/Flickr)
Multimedia

Mount Semeru towers over the rugged volcanoes of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia on November 17, 2013. (deepgoswami/Flickr)

Why Tokyo's Two Towers Embody Shift 'From Modern to Postmodern'

The Tokyo Sky Tree (R), Genmori-bashi and a Tobu 6050 series train in October 2011. The Tokyo Sky Tree opened in May 2012. (ykanazawa1999/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The self-consciously futuristic Tokyo Tower is now an icon of the past, whereas the newer Tokyo Sky Tree's traditionalism unmistakably fits into a 21st-century aesthetic.

Why Young Americans Need to Spend More Time Abroad

American students traveling in Yunnan, China. (moso2011/Flickr)
Education

People-to-people exchanges can pave the way for a deeper mutual understanding between countries, writes U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel.

Photo of the Day: A New Day in Myanmar

A majestic sunrise illuminates calm waters in Myanmar on November 19, 2013. (Anthony Tong Lee/Flickr)
Multimedia

A majestic sunrise illuminates calm waters in Myanmar on November 19, 2013. (Anthony Tong Lee/Flickr)

Follow Our Arts & Museum Summit in Hong Kong on Twitter #Museums21

From left: Melissa Chiu, Caroline Collier, Glenn D. Lowry, Lars Nittve, and Wang Chunchen discuss
Arts

The summit, which brings together museum leaders from across Asia, Europe, and North America, includes some of the biggest names in the museum world. Join the conversation!