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Photo of the Day: A Spiral Illusion in Japan

A spiraling stairwell crowded with people creates an optical illusion in Nagoya-shi, Japan on May 3, 2015. (Kirill Ξ/Κ Voloshin/Flickr)
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A spiraling stairwell crowded with people creates an optical illusion in Nagoya-shi, Japan on May 3, 2015. (Kirill Ξ/Κ Voloshin/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Scenes From Nepal's Countryside, Pro Wrestling in North Korea, and Obama's Haiku

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe  pose with US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama before a state dinner at the White House April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Interview: Official Development Assistance an 'Indispensable Tool' in Japan's Foreign Policy, Says JICA President

JICA President Dr. Akihiko Tanaka at the
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Ahead of his April 29 talk at Asia Society New York, Dr. Akihiko Tanaka explains how his organization helps maintain Japan's image as a "responsible global citizen."

Slideshow: Naoya Hatakeyama's 'Personal Landscapes' of Post-Earthquake Japan

May 2, 2011 from the ‘Rikuzentakada’ series. (Naoya Hatakeyama)
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"It has changed the way I think about time and history," photographer Naoya Hatakeyama said of his frequent trips to his tsunami-ravaged hometown to photograph the transformed landscape.

Photo of the Day: Spring Awakening in Japan

Violet tulips blossom in the spring air in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 27, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)
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Violet tulips blossom in the spring air in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 27, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Hanging With Good Fortune in Japan

Colorful Tsurushi Bina dolls hang heavy on strings with wishes of health and well-being in Shizuoka, Japan on February 25, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)
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Colorful Tsurushi Bina dolls hang heavy on strings with wishes of health and well-being in Shizuoka, Japan on February 25, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)

Video: How Shifting Demographics Can Be a Catalyst to Get Japanese Women Working

At an Asia Society New York panel discussion on March 16, Joanna Barsh and Henny Sender discuss the role of Japanese women in their country's economy. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Japan is seeing a rapid decline in its working population — which could be an opportunity for companies to better utilize the advantages of female workers.

Photo of the Day: Stealing Honey in Japan

A brown-eared Bulbul sucks nectar from the apricot blossoms in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 1, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)
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A brown-eared bulbul sucks nectar from the apricot blossoms in Yokohama-shi, Japan on March 1, 2015. (Toshihiro Gamo/Flickr)

Interview: Are 'Womenomics' Working in Japan?

A woman walks through a Tokyo underpass. (Sekihan/Flickr)
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Shinzo Abe is trying to get Japan's underrepresented women into the workforce to boost the economy. One expert discusses what leaders are doing right and what problems remain.

Video: Japanese Artist Creates Miniature World From a Kaleidoscope of Kimonos

In January 2015, Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki constructed one of his signature landscapes at Asia Society Museum. The installation is inspired by a traditional artwork in the Museum permanent collection.
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Watch Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki piece together 'Out of Disorder (Folding Scenery),' which represents "the graceful transition of a Japanese landscape from the past to the present" at Asia Society Museum.