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Photo of the Day: Breakfast by the Road in Vietnam

An elderly patron eats breakfast at a street food vendor's stall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (CiaoHo/Flickr)
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An elderly patron eats breakfast at a street food vendor's stall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (CiaoHo/Flickr)

Video: How Shifting Demographics Can Be a Catalyst to Get Japanese Women Working

At an Asia Society New York panel discussion on March 16, Joanna Barsh and Henny Sender discuss the role of Japanese women in their country's economy. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsBusinessPolicy

Japan is seeing a rapid decline in its working population — which could be an opportunity for companies to better utilize the advantages of female workers.

Photo of the Day: A Blazing Torch in China

Canton Tower seems to sets fire to the crimson sky in Guangzhou, China on February 2, 2015. (ilya/Flickr)

Canton Tower seems to set fire to the crimson sky in Guangzhou, China on February 2, 2015. (ilya/Flickr)

Interview: Meet Wu Tong, China's Musical Polymath

Wind virtuoso Wu Tong performs at Asia Society New York on March 19, 2015. (Courtesy of Wu Tong)
Arts

Get to know Wu Tong — a master of the sheng, a Chinese wind instrument; a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble; and the frontman for Lunhui, a pioneering rock band — ahead of his March 19 performance at Asia Society New York.

Video: Steven Chu Says Being a US Government Scientist Made Him 'the Jackie Robinson of Nerds'

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses China and clean energy with Orville Schell and Geoffrey Cowan in San Francisco on March 4, 2015. (Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicySustainability

Onstage in San Francisco, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy explains how, in certain respects, China utilizes clean energy better than the United States does.

Photo of the Day: Light at the End of the Tunnel in Thailand

A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)
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A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)

Multimedia: Emerging Director Midi Z on Myanmar, Taiwan, and Filming from Personal Experience

Wu Ke-Xi, Midi Z, and La Frances Hui at the opening of the film series <i>Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective</i> on March 6, 2015. (C. Bay Milin)
Arts

In his first United States survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui.

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat at work removing bronze disease from a sculpture featured in Asia Society Museum's exhibition
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Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights into conservation and discusses how she traveled to Myanmar to assess the condition of various sculptures that were coming to the spring exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Photo of the Day: Stealing Honey in Japan

A brown-eared Bulbul sucks nectar from the apricot blossoms in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 1, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)
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A brown-eared bulbul sucks nectar from the apricot blossoms in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 1, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)

Private Schools, on the Rise in China, Are Now in Beijing's 'Crosshairs'

January 21, 2015, children dressed in uniform sing after raising the national flag at the Beichuan Red army elementary school. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

A contentious debate within China's government may result in private schools being brought under greater ideological control, writes Karla Simon.