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Photo of the Day: The Golden Pagoda in Myanmar

The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a majestic landmark and continues to be a popular tourist destination in Yangon, Myanmar. (Eugene Phoen/Flickr)
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The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a majestic landmark and continues to be a popular tourist destination in Yangon, Myanmar. (Eugene Phoen/Flickr)

Interview: Covering the Plight of Myanmar's 'Stateless' and 'Vulnerable' Rohingya

Rohingya women wait to be treated outside a clinic in the Dar Paing refugee camp on May 6, 2014 in Sittwe, Myanmar. (Andre Malerba/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Pent-up grievances are being unleashed," say Reuters journalists of the sectarian violence in Myanmar. For its coverage, Reuters won Asia Society's 2014 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism in Asia.

Interview: How History and Present-Day Realities Affect Japan-South Korea Relations

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) meets with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (R) and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (C) May 31, 2014 in Singapore. Hagel traveled to Singapore to attend the 13th Asia Security Summit. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Getty Images)
Policy

Alexis Dudden analyzes the influence of historical narratives and contemporary pressures on Japan-South Korea relations, ahead of a related event at Asia Society New York on June 19.

Photo of the Day: Playing Dress Up in India

A few young men dress up like Charlie Chaplin to celebrate Chaplin's 125th birthday in Adipur, India on April 16, 2014. (Ashit Desai/Flickr)
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A few young men dress up like Charlie Chaplin to celebrate Chaplin's 125th birthday in Adipur, India on April 16, 2014. (Ashit Desai/Flickr)

Interview: 'Brave Women Made Our Work Possible,' Says WSJ South Asia Bureau Chief

In response to the recent gang-rape and death of two teenage girls in the state of Uttar Pradesh, activists shout slogans in front of Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on May 31, 2014. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"For women in villages, traditional codes of conduct can still trump the laws of the state," says Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Gordon Fairclough of the Wall Street Journal.

Interview: AP's Dogged Reporting Challenges 'Good-News Narrative' in Myanmar

Roshida Moud, 12, is held by his father as the latter explains that his son was hit in the head with a stone during the Rakhine violence in 2012, in Sittwe, Myanmar, on May 6, 2014. (Andre Malerba/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"We do not expect the situation for the Rohingya to improve," says an AP journalist who covered some of the most shocking sectarian conflict in Myanmar. "In fact, things will probably continue to get worse."

Photos: Even Fielding Only Three Teams, Asia Catches World Cup Fever

An elephant plays with students during a friendly match in honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at an elephant camp in Ayutthaya province, Thailand on June 9, 2014. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
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Few Asian countries have a national team to root for, but the 2014 World Cup has become the source of festivities across the continent.

Interview: Building the Future of Japanese-South Korean Diplomacy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrive for a trilateral meeting with the U.S. president in The Hague on March 25, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Professor Chung-in Moon comments on the state and future Japan-South Korea relations in advance of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s related event on June 19.

Photo of the Day: Hillside Villages in Nepal

Villages such as the pictured Gatlang Village are nestled in Nepal's vast mountain ranges and can be seen from the Tamang Heritage Trail on May 19, 2014. (Henrik Ejnefäll/Flickr)
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Villages such as the pictured Gatlang Village are nestled in Nepal's vast mountain ranges and can be seen from the Tamang Heritage Trail on May 19, 2014. (Henrik Ejnefäll/Flickr)

Interview: Jim Yardley on Reporting From Asia, and Why Nothing Will Match It

Aerial shot of the remains of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

"I doubt anything in my journalism career will match my decade in Asia," the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist said.