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For Accordion Awareness Month, You Should Watch These Videos From Asia


We pick three of our favorite accordion videos from Asia.

Ian Johnson: China's Xi Jinping 'a Cipher'


"He has never made any programmatic statement, he's never come out in favor of anything — and that is why he got where he is," the Pulitzer Prize-winner said at Asia Society in New York.

Photo of the Day: Escape to Tranquil Waters in the Philippines


Resort water cottages give passageway to the coves of Bucas Grande Islands, Philippines, photographed on April 22, 2012. (kciryem080/Flickr)

Watch: New Film Shows Sri Lanka's Media Battered, but Not Beaten

A scene from the new documentary film 'Silenced Voices.'

Asia Society Associate Fellow Vasuki Nesaih says a new film about Sri Lanka's suppressed media sheds light on a troubled, but continually creative press corps.

Photo of the Day: A Passing in Indonesia


A Toraja man performs funeral rites in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia on June 19, 2012. (Matt Paish 2011/Flickr)

Gallery: Kimia Ferdowsi Kline Gets Back to the Garden in 'Chahar Baagh' Paintings

'Chahar Baagh' (2011), 12

Inspired by a recent stay in India, Iranian-American artist Kimia Ferdowsi Kline unveils her Mughal garden paintings this week in Nashville, TN.

Expert: Ouster of Pakistan PM Could Be 'Positive Development' For Rule of Law

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas weighs in on Pakistan's political ferment and empty Cabinet on CNN on June 21, 2012.

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas tells CNN the Supreme Court of Pakistan's decision to oust the prime minister and his compliance with the order is a positive step toward rule of law.

Photo of the Day: A Camouflaged Mortal Among Immortals

Man setting up the evening lights on a temple tower, almost completely camouflaged among the statues of the gods, Madurai, India.

Man setting up the evening lights on the temple tower, almost completely camouflaged among the statues of the gods. (Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)

Forbes Names Asia Society Co-Chair Ronnie Chan 'Hero of Philanthropy'

Asia Society Co-Chairs Henrietta Fore (L) and Ronnie Chan (R) at the opening of Asia Society's Hong Kong Center on February 9, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

Chan was chosen in part for driving fundraising for Asia Society's "gleaming new building in Hong Kong," and donating $1.3 million from his own wallet.

Japan Has More Pets Than Kids, but Does That Tell Us Anything?

Pampered pooch all dressed up in Harajuku.

Japan's pet population surpasses the number of its children, but does that mean the Japanese are opting for pets over parenthood?