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Yoshitomo Nara describes his creative and collaborative processes, with Hideki Toyoshima, in New York on Sept. 10, 2010. (3 min., 6 sec.)Photo: Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society
Serious Fun: A Conversation with Yoshitomo Nara and Hideki Toyoshima
Inside the unique creative process of the Neo Pop artist and his chief collaborator. more
Photographer Dan Bailey offers his take on Tokyo's fashion subculture, in particular what he sees as the all-encompassing Harajuku look. (1 min., 2 sec.)
Young, Rebellious, Stylish: Tokyo! Look!
Tokyo is a living laboratory for experimentation in youth taste and fashion. more
The capsules at Green Plaza Shinjuku. (Eric So)
A Capsule Fit for a Gaijin
A travel blogger checks out one of Japan's capsule hotels. more
Mariko Mori (born 1967, Japan). Kumano, 1997-1998. Single-channel video, sound. 8 minutes, 50 seconds. Edition 4 of 5. Asia Society, New York: Purchase with funds donated by Carol and David Appel
Mariko Mori: Kumano
June 8 - August 1, 2010 more
Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan answers questions during a press conference in Tokyo on June 4, 2010. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Clock Is Already Ticking for Japan's New Leader
As the fifth Prime Minister in four years takes office, the US should be concerned about its "indispensable ally." more
Japanese Prime Minister and ruling Democratic Party Japan leader Yukio Hatoyama in Toyko on June 2, 2010 to announce his resignation. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Discuss: Japanese Prime Minister Resigns
What will it take for Japan to get back on top economically and politically? more
Excerpt: The Cove director Louie Psihoyos discusses the recent SeaWorld tragedy, and similarities between his film and Avatar, at Asia Society, March 9, 2010. (2 min., 15 sec.)
Health Concerns Key to Ending Dolphin Slaughter
Director Louie Psihoyos discusses his film and dolphin slaughter in Japan. more
Pedestrians walk past a share prices board in Tokyo on October 2, 2009. Japanese shares fell 246.77 points to close at 9,731.87 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, hit by heavy losses on Wall Street. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Time for Change, But How Much?
Change can help Japan re-emerge dynamic--or unsettle the region. more
A journalist photographs Democratic Party of Japan campaign posters outside the Laforet Museum Roppongi in Tokyo, August 30, 2009. (Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Japan's New Government
What a victory for the Democratic Party of Japan means for Asia and the US. more
Yukio Hatoyama, leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), at the Laforet Museum Roppongi in Tokyo where the party follows election results, August 30, 2009. (Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Japan Breaks From the Past
After the DPJ's victory, now comes the hard part. more