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Photo of the Day: A Twinkling Constellation of Lights in Tokyo

Two people pause in front of twinkling Christmas lights in Tokyo, Japan on Decmeber 11, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
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Two people pause in front of twinkling Christmas lights in Tokyo, Japan on Decmeber 11, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)

Northeast Asia in 2013: New Beginnings, Old Challenges

Policy

Charles Armstrong discusses what all the political transitions of 2012 will mean for the upcoming year.

Photo of the Day: Gardening in Kashmir, India

A woman tends to her land in Kashmir, India on October 5, 2012. (patrikmloeff/Flickr)
Multimedia

A woman tends to her land in Kashmir, India on October 5, 2012. (patrikmloeff/Flickr)

Gary Locke Advises Students: To Get a Job in 21st Century, Learn Chinese

Gary Locke with Chinese language learners from secondary schools throughout the city that are a part of Asia Society's International Studies School's Network or the Confucius Classrooms Network, on Dec. 17, 2012. (Anthony Jackson)
Education

Before speaking at Asia Society this week, U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke sat down with students from Asia Society's International Studies School's Network to discuss what the future holds for them in an ever-globalizing world.

In 2013, Washington's Asian 'Rebalance' Needs to Start at Home

U.S. President Barack Obama poses for the ASEAN-United States Leaders' Meeting family photo at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 19, 2012. (State Department/William Ng/Flickr)
Policy

U.S. leaders must educate the public about the assumptions on which they are already working — that engagement in Asia is both crucial and irreversible, writes Asia Society's Matt Stumpf.

Photos: Japanese Photographer Captures Year-Round Beauty in 'Four Seasons' Project

A winter shot of the Tadami bridge, part of Hideyuki Katagiri's
Multimedia

Hideyuki Katagiri photographs a mountainous area in rural Japan year-round for his "Four Seasons of Oku Aizu" project.

Photo of the Day: Greetings from Sri Lanka

A man waves to the camera at the market in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 1, 2012. (Carbajo.Sergio/Flickr)
Multimedia

A man waves to the camera at the market in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 1, 2012. (Carbajo.Sergio/Flickr)

Poll: Who Was Asia's Person of the Year in 2012?

Myanmar president Thein Sein (L) and legislator Aung San Suu Kyi (R) speaking at Asia Society events in 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi was last year's winner of our reader poll for Asia's Person of the Year — will her countryman take her spot this year? (Kenji Takigami/Joshua Roberts)

Asia Blog has compiled a list of 12 of the most newsworthy figures of 2012. It's your turn to vote on who you think had the most impact.

Flourishing Shadow Banking Poses Risks to China and India's Stability

Regulators fear that the amount of money put in private banking in China is creating systemic risks. (omefrans/Flickr)
Business

Asia Society Associate Fellow Sheridan Prasso explains how off-the-books private lending is creating systemic risks in these two growing economies.

13 Predictions for Asia in 2013

North Korean performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-Un at a theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 16, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski offers his predictions on Asia for the year to come — but he'd "be surprised if any of them came true."