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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
Yoshihiro Suda (born 1969, Japan). Azalea, 2007. Painted on wood. Installation view at PKM Gallery, Seoul. © Yoshihiro Suda / Courtesy of Gallery Koyanahi
Yoshihiro Suda: In Focus
October 6, 2009 – February 7, 2010 more
The Williamsburg Conference 2009
May 27 - 29, 2009, Fukuoka, Japan more
Samuel Morse of Amherst College in a lecture at the Asia Society.
Samuel Morse: Reflections on Japanese Style
Samuel Morse's lecture in honor of art historian Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008). more
Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa pauses at a press conference as he announces his resignation at his office in Tokyo on February 17, 2009. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
A Dreadful Failure to Lead
Japan’s economy continues its downturn but its political decline seems even worse. more
Edward Johns of AARP. (Asia Society)
Growing Old and Less Secure
A panel analyzes the impact of the global financial crisis on older people in Asia. more
TOKYO - OCTOBER 30: Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso holds a news conference, unveiling new economic stimulus measures to tackle the fallout from the global recession. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
Mr. Aso's Cynical 'Stimulus'
Japan Prime Minister Aso’s $52 billion economic stimulus package has been met with lukewarm support by the Japanese public. more
Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda bows at the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's general meeting in Tokyo on September 3, 2008. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
Farewell Mr. Fukuda
The political mood on the streets of Tokyo was disheartening as Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda announced his resignation at a hastily arranged press conference. more
A street scene in Japan. (Samxmeg/iStockPhoto)
Promoting Women’s Interests in Corporate Japan
Mitsuru Claire Chino talks about her law career and her work promoting women’s interests in corporate Japan. more
Students on a school outing in Tokyo. (Asia Society)
Teaching English in Japan
Jeni Washeleski talks about her experiences working with teachers as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). more