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Expert Reaction: Asian Nations 'Anxious' Over US Shutdown

The sun sets behind the Washington Monument in Washington, DC on Oct. 7, 2013, the seventh day of the U.S. government's shutdown. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Business

Asia Society Global Council members Simon Tay and Ken Courtis say Asia is looking with a weary eye at the potential economic impact of a continued U.S. government shutdown.

Photos/Interview: 'Grandmother Power' and the Challenges of an Aging Asia

In
Business

With the right infrastructure and the right attitude, says Carolyn Buck-Luce, societies can find benefits in a healthy older population. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 30.

Multimedia: Downtown Tokyo 'Office Farm' Takes Green Building to New Heights

The exterior of Pasona Group's building in downtown Tokyo flowers with several varieties of citrus trees, displaying just a portion of the 200 species of fruits and vegetables that grow inside. (Kono Designs)
Sustainability

Tomatoes hang from conference room ceilings and herbs flower in hallway cubbies in Pasona Group's Tokyo office, where urban agriculture has taken root — literally.

Japan: Liberal Democratic Party's Election Win May Signal a More Hawkish Turn

Japan's Prime Minister and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe smiles as he places a red paper rose on an LDP candidate's name to indicate an election victory at the party's headquarters in Tokyo on July 21, 2013. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says a win this weekend by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition may mean increased government focus on military build-up.

Photo of the Day: Loving Wishes in Japan

A couple writes wishes on amulets for lovers and friends in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on June 22, 2013. (Jeremy G./Flickr)
Multimedia

A couple writes wishes on amulets for lovers and friends in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on June 22, 2013.(Jeremy G./Flickr)

From NES to Wii U: A Nostalgic Look Back at 30 Years of Nintendo [Photos/Video]

Lifestyle

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) turns 30 today! Nintendo revolutionized the video game industry in 1983 and has since raised its global profile to become among Japan's most valuable companies.

Photo of the Day: Showing Off Dance Steps in Japan

A group of girls show off their dance skills in the Ohara Matsuri Dance Festival in Shibuya, Japan on May 19, 2013. (Masaru Minoya/Flickr)
Multimedia

A group of girls show off their dance skills in the Ohara Matsuri Dance Festival in Shibuya, Japan on May 19, 2013. (Masaru Minoya/Flickr)

Photos: From Fujisan to Iran, UNESCO Names Eight New Heritage Sites in Asia

Japan's Mount Fuji, hailed as a
Education

UNESCO's list for 2013 includes eight newly minted cultural and natural heritage sites across seven Asian countries.

Photo of the Day: Furry Friend in Japan

Female giant panda Shin Shin munches away on bamboo, bearing signs that she may be pregnant in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Female giant panda Shin Shin munches away on bamboo, bearing signs that she may be pregnant in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: From Ping Pong to Judo, World Leaders Practice Sports Diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads an Afghan-made soccer ball toward the unseen captain of the Afghanistan's women's national soccer team in Kabul on March 26, 2013. (Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

It's all work and some play for these world leaders. We take a look at Asian and American statesmen who demonstrate a little athletic prowess on their travels.