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Photo of the Day: Bursting With Blossoms in Japan

Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Okazaki, Japan on March 19, 2014. (David A. LaSpina/Flickr)
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Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Okazaki, Japan on March 19, 2014. (David A. LaSpina/Flickr)

Photos: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Tries to Build Bridges on Visit to China

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (C), her daughters Sasha (L), Malia (2nd L), her mother Marian Robinson (R) and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pose for photographers in Beijing's Forbidden City on March 21, 2014.
Lifestyle

Terracotta warriors, table tennis, and the Forbidden City — halfway through Michelle Obama's goodwill visit to China, a slideshow captures highlights of the First Lady's itinerary to date.

Interview: Business Reporter Says China's Opportunities 'Could Just Be Taking Off'

(Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

"The long-awaited Chinese consumption boom could finally be approaching," journalist Gwynn Guilford tells Asia Blog. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, March 25.

Photo of the Day: A View From the Top in Myanmar

Sunrise over Bagan Plains, Myanmar, taken from a hot air balloon on February 9, 2014. (Elizabeth Haslam/Flickr)
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Sunrise over Bagan Plains, Myanmar, taken from a hot air balloon on February 9, 2014. (Elizabeth Haslam/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival' by David Pilling

Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling, author of
Policy

An excerpt from David Pilling's new book relates his immersion, at age 37, in Japanese culture and customs. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.

Photo of the Day: A Glorious Crown in Singapore

A Victoria Crowned Pigeon poses for a photo in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore on March 4, 2014. (Isaac Lee/Flickr)
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A Victoria Crowned Pigeon poses for a photo in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore on March 4, 2014. (Isaac Lee/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'The Contest of the Century' by Geoff Dyer

Policy

Geoff Dyer's new book anticipates "an old-fashioned struggle for influence and power between China and the U.S., the two most important nations in the world." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.

Photo of the Day: Spring Blossoms in China

A bee hovers towards some blossoms on a tree in Zhejiang, China on March 11, 2014. (Peng AN/Flickr)
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A bee hovers towards some blossoms on a tree in Zhejiang, China on March 11, 2014. (Peng AN/Flickr)

When Will Sri Lanka End Its Silence?

Sri Lankan policemen look on as Tamil pro-government activists take part in a demonstration outside the UN offices in Colombo on March 10, 2014, to protest a proposed US-led UN resolution to investigate Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

It's obvious the situation in Sri Lanka has improved since the end of the civil war, but the government’s loftier and more consequential promises remain unfulfilled, writes Bhavani Fonseka.

Photo of the Day: A Lone Sailor in Cambodia

A young boy drifts on a boat all alone in Kampong Chhang, Cambodia on February 24, 2014. (Suivez-Nous . Asia/Flickr)
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A young boy drifts on a boat all alone in Kampong Chhang, Cambodia on February 24, 2014. (Suivez-Nous . Asia/Flickr)