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Photo of the Day: Hanging With Good Fortune in Japan

Colorful Tsurushi Bina dolls hang heavy on strings with wishes of health and well-being in Shizuoka, Japan on February 25, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)
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Colorful Tsurushi Bina dolls hang heavy on strings with wishes of health and well-being in Shizuoka, Japan on February 25, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)

Listen: Asia Society Staffer Discusses Detained Chinese Feminists on NPR News

Protestors near the United Nations headquarters in New York City condemn the detention of five Chinese feminist activists in Beijing. (David M. Barreda/ChinaFile)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Content Producer Eric Fish joined NPR News yesterday to assess the ongoing detention of Chinese feminist Li Tingting and four other activists.

Interview: Suki Kim Aims to Depict 'Human World' of North Korea in Undercover Memoir

Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)
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Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on March 25, 2015.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Into the Sunset in Taiwan

A sailboat rushes through the water towards the setting sun in New Taipei City, Taiwan on February 25, 2015. (jennyhsu47/Flickr)
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A sailboat rushes through the water towards the setting sun in New Taipei City, Taiwan on February 25, 2015. (jennyhsu47/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)
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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.

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.

Photo of the Day: An Arched Reflection in South Korea

Seongsan Bridge casts a vibrant reflection on the Han River in Seoul, South Korea on February 28, 2015. (H.B. Kang/Flickr)
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Seongsan Bridge casts a vibrant reflection on the Han River in Seoul, South Korea on February 28, 2015. (H.B. Kang/Flickr)