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Photos: Japan's 3/11 Tsunami, Then and Now

Interactive before and after photos show areas after they were hit by Japan's great tsunami in 2011, and how the same places look in today. (James Whitlow Delano)
Current AffairsMultimedia

James Whitlow Delano photographed scenes of devastation and destruction following the Japanese tsunami in March 2011. Five years later, he revisited the same places to see how things have changed.

Padma Lakshmi: 'I Finally Don't Care What People Think of Me'

Padma Lakshmi reads an excerpt from her new memoir at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, March 10. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

The model and 'Top Chef' host discussed her candid new memoir at Asia Society Thursday night.

Interview: Padma Lakshmi

(Inez & Vinoodh/Courtesy of HarperCollins)
Current Affairs

The model, actress, and television host talks about the healing powers of food — and what Asian foods we should all be eating.

The Arrival of Chinese-Style Nationalism in American Politics

The outcome of the Presidential election will have profound effects on U.S.-China relations. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

This election season observers note that candidates are touting an American-branded type of nationalism reminiscent of the Chinese while on the campaign trail.

#TBT: In 2010, Cosplayers Descend on Asia Society

On October 15, 2010, audience members join Japanese singer Reni Mimura onstage for a performance during a cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York. (Elaine Merguerian/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2010 cosplay competition at Asia Society in New York.

9/11 Survivor Recalls Unspoken Bond With Victims of Japan's Great Tsunami

Participants in exchanges between survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks and the 3/11 Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami share their stories at Asia Society in New York on March 8, 2016.
Current Affairs

In recent years, survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks have been meeting victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, yielding implications for disaster psychiatry. Two participants share their experiences.

The Medieval Art Form Behind Modern Japanese Cinema

Arts

How the centuries-old "Noh" tradition influenced directors like Akira Kurosawa.

'Eventually There Will Be More Paris-Like Attacks in Southeast Asia'

Indonesian anti-terror policemen transfer one of five men (C) following raids related to terror in Malang on February 21, 2016. (Aman Rochman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Counterterrorism experts discuss how the region can defend itself against threats from groups like ISIS.

How Chinese Food Became Hip in America

Ma-po tofu. (Filipe Fortes/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Andrew Coe, author of Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States, discusses the evolution of American tastes for authentic Chinese cuisine, and why so many still find it alien. 

If China Could Vote: What the World's Largest Country Thinks of the U.S. Elections

How does China view America's presidential front runners? (Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are just as divisive in China as they are in the United States.