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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.

Five Creative Ways the Internet is Changing the Way Asian People Eat

A ramen burger. (mmyoso/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

It's not just about taking pictures of food — cuisine mashups, popup eateries, and social awareness campaigns all play a role in 21st-century dining. Panel discussion and tasting for the ramen burger at Asia Society New York this Wednesday, December 18.

Are American Palates Turning Japanese?

Customers studying a menu at a Japanese restaurant. (christophe HUE/flickr)
Arts

In New York City, culinary crazes come and go every season, but the (re)discovery of Japan seems here to stay — and "The Ramen Burger Effect" takes hold at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.

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.

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

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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.