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Book Excerpt: How Japan's 'National Nightmare' Became Part of Normal Politics

John Dicola (R) of the U.S. Navy assists in removing debris during a cleanup effort at the Misawa Fishing Port in Japan on March 14, 2011. Photo by Devon Dow. (Flickr/U.S. Pacific Fleet)
Policy

Did the 3/11 quake, tsunami, and meltdown — "a triple catastrophe with no precedent," as MIT's Richard Samuels writes in his new book — lead to any fundamental change in how Japan is run?

Photo of the Day: Commemorating in Silence in Japan

Police officers in radiation protection suits bow their heads to offer prayers in silence for tsunami victims in Namie, near the stricken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture commemorating the second anniversary of the diasater on March 11, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
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Police officers in radiation protection suits bow their heads to offer prayers in silence for tsunami victims in Namie, near the stricken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture commemorating the second anniversary of the diasater on March 11, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos Show Japanese Town's Slow, Creeping Decline Months After Fukushima

Photographer Toshiya Watanabe captures the gradual decline of his hometown near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant eight months after a huge tsunami wreaked havoc on northeastern Japan. (Toshiya Watanabe)
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Photographer Toshiya Watanabe captures the gradual decline of his hometown near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant eight months after a huge tsunami wreaked havoc on the northeast shores of Japan.

Interview: Richard Samuels Says Japan Partisanship Worse After Earthquake

Richard Samuels (L) and the cover of his new book (R). (Richard Samuels)
Policy

MIT professor Richard Samuels talks to Asia Society about his new book on politics in Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of March 2011.

Photo of the Day: Pops of Pink in Japan

Ume trees stand laden with vibrant plum blossoms in Chugoku Rergion, Japan on February 25, 2013. (Makoto Okuda/Flickr)
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Ume trees stand laden with vibrant plum blossoms in Chugoku Rergion, Japan on February 25, 2013. (Makoto Okuda/Flickr)

Multimedia: 'Ramen Dreams' Chef Picks His Five Best Ramen Joints in United States

Chicken-based tori paitan broth at Totto Ramen in New York, N.Y. (Keizo Shimamoto)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

A ramen fanatic who consumes an estimated 600 bowls a year, the subject of Michael McAteer's award-winning short film, names his favorite ramen spots in America.

South Korea's New President Promises Era of 'Trustpolitik'

Park Geun-Hye, South Korea's president, salutes during her inauguration ceremony in the National Assembly on February 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Park Jin-Hee/Getty Images)
Policy

The first female president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, took the oath of office today during a time of opportunities and critical challenges for South Korea.

Photo of the Day: Reflection in the Water in Japan

Calm waters reflect the branches of a tree in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on February 21, 2013. (
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Calm waters reflect the branches of a tree in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on February 21, 2013. ("masa/Flickr)

Photos: Asia Prepares to Celebrate the Year of the Snake

Ahead of the Year of the Snake, a model poses with a snake to promote responsible breeding and pet ownership in Hong Kong on January 10, 2013. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.

Slideshow: Japan's 'Blue Pond' Photographer Captures a Color for Every Season

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Meet the photographer behind one of Apple's most stunning backgrounds.