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Interview: Japanese American Grant Ujifusa Defied Odds in Face of Historic U.S. Error

This monument at the Manzanar National Historic Site in California was established to commemorate the internment of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. (manyhighways/flickr)
Policy

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.

Interview: Gisue Hariri on Her Persian Influences and Women in Architecture

Gisue Hariri (R) and Mojgan Hariri (L), sisters and co-founders of the multidisciplinary architecture and design firm Hariri & Hariri. (Karin Kohlberg)
Lifestyle

Gisue Hariri of Hariri & Hariri talks about how her Iranian childhood influenced her architecture, designing for Mozart's hometown, and what needs to be done to get more women into her field.

Myanmar: Whose Reforms?

Locals ride motorcycles past a billboard for the 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia, held this year in Myanmar's capital city of Naypyidaw, on June 3, 2013. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

What's next for Myanmar? Young activists assess some of the challenges the country faces in the next phase of its reform process.

Video: Building Sustainable, Long-Lasting Chinese Language Programs for US Schools

Third grade students line up for a sentence structure activity in Ms. Chang's class at the Fresh Meadow School in Queens, New York.
Multimedia

A new short video explores Asia Society's growing Chinese language programs and the impact they have on schoolchildren in the United States.

Photo of the Day: Glamour Shots in China

A woman poses for photos in the 798 Art Zone, an artist community, in Beijing, China on May 29, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A woman poses for photos in the 798 Art Zone, an artist community, in Beijing, China on May 29, 2013 (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Rouhani Victory 'Major Opportunity' for U.S.-Iran Diplomacy

An Iranian woman flashes a victory sign as she holds a portrait of moderate presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani during celebrations in downtown Tehran, June 15, 2013. Iran's Interior Minister has said Rouhani won the election with 18.6 million votes, or 50.68 percent of the vote. (Behrouz Mehr/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio says the U.S. should look to open the door to discussion with Iran's newly elected president.

Photos: Bangalore Photographer Rakesh JV Captures Everyday Dynamism

Brothers enjoying each other's company in Triplicane, Tamil Nadu. (Rakesh Vijayan)
Arts

Face by face, part-time street photographer Rakesh JV is producing an indelible portrait gallery of his fellow Indians.

Photo of the Day: Sleeping in the Shade in India

A man finds refuge in the shade during a heat wave in Amritsar, India on May 22, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A man finds refuge in the shade during a heat wave in Amritsar, India on May 22, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

The Middle East: US Moves Out, China Moves in?

China Shipping Line, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on January 1, 2010. (oliver gartmann/Flickr)
Policy

Policy analyst Vali Nasr suggests that China is stepping in to fill a role the U.S. is less and less inclined to play in the Middle East. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York Monday, June 17.

Video: Former Top South Korean General on Responding to North Korean 'Provocation'

South Korean General Min-Koo Han delivers a speech during the 13th Asia-Pacific Chief of Defense Meeting (CHOD) press conference in Seoul in October, 2010. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Prior to the collapse of talks between North and South Korea earlier this week, a top South Korean military official gave his read of the situation to Asia Society Korea Center.