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Kimono-Clad Caroline Kennedy Cracks Open Barrel of Sake

(L to R) Japanese Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy prepare to break open a sake barrel in a traditional Japanese ceremony. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

At the opening of Asia Society New York's Season of Japan and Kamakura exhibit, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy participated in a traditional Japanese ceremony.

Photo of the Day: Tickell's Blue Flycatcher in India

Tickell's blue flycatcher — a small bird with blue feathers — perched on a branch in Karnataka, India on February 6, 2016. (ruben alexander/Flickr)
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Tickell's blue flycatcher — a small bird with blue feathers — perched on a branch in Karnataka, India on February 6, 2016. (ruben alexander/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2014, DJ Spooky Meets Kevin Rudd

Incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd (R), former Prime Minister of Australia, and DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, share a light moment in September 2014 at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A chance meeting at the 2014 opening of "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot."

Photo of the Day: Beautiful Decay in Macau

A rusty window set in a peeling wall in Macau on January 4, 2016. (roaming-the-planet/Flickr)
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A rusty window set in a peeling wall in Macau on January 4, 2016. (roaming-the-planet/Flickr)

Kevin Rudd on North Korea's Missile Launch

People watch a television screen showing a breaking news on North Korea's long-range rocket launch at Seoul Station on February 7, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)

The Asia Society Policy Institute president discussed Pyongyang's latest provocation in an interview with the BBC World Service.

Photo of the Day: A Rush of Traffic in Singapore

A steady stream of traffic speeds through on Esplanade Bridge in Singapore on January 29, 2016. (aotaro/Flickr)
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A steady stream of traffic speeds through on Esplanade Bridge in Singapore on January 29, 2016. (aotaro/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2010, Yoshitomo Nara Goes Punk

Artist Yoshitomo Nara (center) poses with the punk band High Teen Boogie at Asia Society in New York on September 13, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2010 benefit gala for Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

Photos: Creating a 25,000 foot 'Vertical University' in Nepal

The ‘Vertical University’ will provide youth new avenues of place-based education from Koshi Tappu to Kanchenjunga, linking the formal Government curriculum with indigenous knowledge. (Nirman Shrestha)
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Activist, lawyer, and rural-development worker Rajeev Goyal discusses an innovative plan to conserve Nepal's biodiversity.

Photo of the Day: Blue Skies and Blue Waters in Thailand

Blue skies spill into the bluer waters of Krabi, Thailand on January 21, 2016. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)
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Blue skies spill into the bluer waters of Krabi, Thailand on January 21, 2016. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)

Senior Japanese Official: North Korea a 'Crying Baby'

Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama discussed East Asian security and economics in conversation with Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, who appeared on Wednesday at Asia Society, also explained why China's economic slowdown is "not good for anybody."