Charles Armstrong discusses what all the political transitions of 2012 will mean for the upcoming year.
Hideyuki Katagiri photographs a mountainous area in rural Japan year-round for his "Four Seasons of Oku Aizu" project.
"Gangnam Style" and Jeremy Lin sweep through Asia. We present the top searches in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says the sweeping victory by Japan's Liberal Democratic Party will likely heighten tensions with China, South Korea, and other neighbors.
Bright yellow leaves fall from the autumn trees on this grey street in Kyoto, Japan on November 28, 2012. (genpi215/Filckr)
The leaves around this torii shrine change with the season in Matsudo, Japan on November 15, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi redefines "levitation" photography in her ongoing self-portrait project.
The moon shines bright on a cloudy night in Tokyo, Japan on November 29, 2012. (takuhitosotome/Flickr)
The sun rises over a bustling cityscape in Tokyo, Japan on September 11, 2012. (Guy Gorek/Flickr)
A young baseball fan watches her first game in Sapporo, Japan on April 3, 2012. (MJ/TR (´･ω･)/Flickr)
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