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Interview: Tokyo Photographer Reaches New Heights in 'Levitation' Self-Portraits

Natsumi Hayashi levitates in front of a public drinking fountain in her image
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Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi redefines "levitation" photography in her ongoing self-portrait project.

December Events You Won't Want to Miss at Asia Society

Clockwise, from top left: Larry Summers, Samuel J. Locklear III, Thaksin Shinawatra, Gary Locke, George Stephanopoulos, Orville Schell, and Margaret Chan.
Policy

December at Asia Society is shaping up to be quite a month, with A-list events across our global network. From policy to business to security to health, some of the biggest names in their respective fields will speak to Asia Society audiences in New York, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C.

Photo of the Day: Full Moon Rising in Tokyo

The moon shines bright on a cloudy night in Tokyo, Japan on November 29, 2012. (takuhitosotome/Flickr)
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The moon shines bright on a cloudy night in Tokyo, Japan on November 29, 2012. (takuhitosotome/Flickr)

Asia Society International Schools Program Teaches 'Language of Globalism'

Students study at Sharpstown International School in Houston, TX, one of the hallmark schools in the Asia Society International Studies Schools Network.
Education

Asia Society's Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski describes how a Houston school participating in Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network goes from being on a "death march" to "exemplary."

The Growth of China's Film Audience Means Xenophobia Doesn't Pay

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Lifestyle

In their own ways, Red Dawn and Skyfall made major efforts to accomodate the growing Chinese film market.

Photo of the Day: Memories for Sale in India

Vintage cameras are stacked with other knick-knacks in a shop in the Chor Bazaar in Mumbai, India on November 30, 2012. (Monkeypainter/Flickr)
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Vintage cameras are stacked with other knick-knacks in a shop in the Chor Bazaar in Mumbai, India on November 30, 2012. (Monkeypainter/Flickr)

China's Foreign Ministry Says It Doesn't Know Elton John; Netizens Skeptical

A grainy shot from Ai Weiwei's Instagram of him (R) and singer Elton John (L) backstage at the singer's Beijing concert on November 25. (Ai Weiwei/Instagram)
Lifestyle

After Elton John dedicated his concert to Ai Weiwei, Weibo users couldn't believe that a government spokesperson didn't know who the British singer was.

Photo of the Day: Taking in the View in New Zealand

Taking a moment to gaze at the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand on November 6, 2012. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)
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Taking a moment to gaze at the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand on November 6, 2012. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)

Is Kim Jong Un a Geek, a Nerd, or a Dork — or Perhaps the Sexiest Man Alive?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) applauds during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

As the case of an Onion article demonstrated this week, what's lost in translation can have serious consequences. Or it can just be a lot of fun.

Some Asia Society Friends Make Shortlist for South Asia's Biggest Literary Prize

Novelists Amitav Ghosh (L) and Tahmima Anam (R), shown here in their Fall 2011 appearances at Asia Society New York, are two of the writers short-listed for this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
Arts

Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani novelists recently hosted by Asia Society are finalists for this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.