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Photos: John Lennon Made From Thousands of Paper Cranes in Japan

A John Lennon mural made from more than 10,000 origami cranes at the train station in Kagoshima, Japan. (Michael McAteer)
Multimedia An 8th grade class in Kagoshima, Japan created a John Lennon mural using 10,656 origami "peace cranes."

Interview: Sunada Mami on Filming Her Father's Final Days [Images/Video]

Sunada Tomoaki in a still from his daughter's documentary film about his death. (Bitters End, Inc.)

Sunada’s directorial debut Death of a Japanese Salesman (2011) opens Asia Society New York’s new film series Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries on March 10.

Interview: Sai Abishek Captures Daily Life in Nepal [Photos]


Travel photographer and self-styled "outsider" Sai Abishek captures daily life in Nepal, in both its rural and urban manifestations.

Desai: On March 8, Remember Women's Rights Are Human Rights


Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai and a panel of experts offer thoughts to mark International Women's Day in 2012.

Video: Veteran Official Robert D. Hormats Offers Long View of U.S.-China Relations


Veteran U.S. official Robert D. Hormats reflects back on a time when, for most Americans, a trip to China was like "going to the moon."

Interview: Sean Leow on Where to Find Creativity in China [Images]


Co-founder of Shanghai-based creative collective NeochaEDGE, Leow speaks to Asia Blog in advance of his March 9 multimedia presentation on China's creative scene at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: Sunrise in Fiji


A dreamy sunrise in Fiji on February 23, 2012. (Kyle Post /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Crane Dance in Singapore


A crane dance performance in the form of two birds took place in the Resorts World Sentosa, Singpore on March 3, 2012. (Choo Yut Shing /Flickr)

The Key to Myanmar's Development Could Be Its Diaspora

Myanmar academic Aung Naing Oo (C), who fled a brutal crackdown on student protests over two decades ago, is greeted by relatives upon his return to his homeland at Yangon International Airport on February 10, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

While the media focuses on the role of global development institutions, a number of experts are urging Myanmar’s government to reach out to its nationals abroad, writes Andrew Billo.

Photos/Video: Oscar Winners Speak at Asia Society in New York

Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (L) and Daniel Junge, directors of the Oscar-winning documentary short 'Saving Face' at Asia Society New York on March 5, 2012. (Suzanna Finley)

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge won Academy Awards for their 2011 documentary short 'Saving Face,' which addresses the sensitive topic of acid attacks against women in Pakistan.