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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.

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.

Photos: See How Eight Asian Nations Are Gearing Up for Lunar New Year

Penguins waddle into Lunar New Year festivities at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing adorned with the character for
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As the Year of the Horse approaches at a gallop, we take a look to see how our friends across East Asia are ushering in a new year of prosperity and hope.

Look: Asia-Pacific Flags Made From Country-Appropriate Foods

The Indian flag made from curries, rice, and pappadum wafer.
Food & RecipesLifestyle

With the Olympic Winter Games right around the corner, and national pride about to hit a fever pitch, we thought we'd get the conversation started with a pastime everybody can get behind: Eating!

Photo of the Day: Yellow Arches in South Korea

Yellow arches span the sky as a train thunders by in the background in Asan, South Korea on December 31, 2013. (Sang yun Lee/ Flickr)
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Yellow arches span the sky as a train thunders by in the background in Asan, South Korea on December 31, 2013. (Sang yun Lee/ Flickr)

From Iran to Ramen, Asia Society's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

A bowl of happiness from Totto Ramen in New York City. (Jason Lam/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Hopefully you have room for one more end-of-the-year list. Take a look back and see what Asia Blog posts got people talking in 2013.

Scorecard: What Was Predicted for Asia's 2013 — and What Actually Happened

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shown here reviewing a military parade in Pyongyang on July 27, could be waving goodbye to hopes from the international community that he would
Lifestyle

A year ago, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offered his predictions on Asia for the year ahead. How many of them came true?

Poll: Help Us Choose Asia's Person of the Year for 2013

Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, 16, finished second in our Asia's Person of the Year poll last year. Can she win in 2013? (Yui Mok/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Who will follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Aung San Suu Kyi and 2012 winner Imran Khan and take the honor for 2013? That's totally up to you.

Photos of the Day: Nelson Mandela in Asia

Flowers are placed in front of an image of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Beijing, China on December 6, 2013. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Policy

As the world mourns the passing of South African political leader and activist Nelson Mandela, Asia Blog offers some memorable images from his trips to Asia over the years.

Photo of the Day: Fall Foliage in South Korea

Vibrant fall foliage surrounds Jusanji Pond in Cheongsong, South Korea on November 1, 2013. (Jacob Hong/Flickr)
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Vibrant fall foliage surrounds Jusanji Pond in Cheongsong, South Korea on November 1, 2013. (Jacob Hong/Flickr)