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#TBT: In 2010, Yoshitomo Nara Goes Punk

Artist Yoshitomo Nara (center) poses with the punk band High Teen Boogie at Asia Society in New York on September 13, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2010 benefit gala for Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

Photos: Creating a 25,000 foot 'Vertical University' in Nepal

The ‘Vertical University’ will provide youth new avenues of place-based education from Koshi Tappu to Kanchenjunga, linking the formal Government curriculum with indigenous knowledge. (Nirman Shrestha)
Multimedia

Activist, lawyer, and rural-development worker Rajeev Goyal discusses an innovative plan to conserve Nepal's biodiversity.

Photo of the Day: Blue Skies and Blue Waters in Thailand

Blue skies spill into the bluer waters of Krabi, Thailand on January 21, 2016. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)
Multimedia

Blue skies spill into the bluer waters of Krabi, Thailand on January 21, 2016. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)

Senior Japanese Official: North Korea a 'Crying Baby'

Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama discussed East Asian security and economics in conversation with Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, who appeared on Wednesday at Asia Society, also explained why China's economic slowdown is "not good for anybody."

Photos: U.S. And South Korean Marines Hold Snowy Subzero Training

U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Expeditionary force deployed from Okinawa, Japan, cover themselves in snow with South Korean marines during a winter military training on January 28, 2016 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)
Current Affairs

Amid tensions with North Korea, American and South Korean troops share military strategy and some light moments.

Photo of the Day: A Magnificent Temple in India

A majestic temple with intricate carvings in Tamil Nadu, India on January 22, 2016. (Aravindan Ganesan/Flickr)
Multimedia

A majestic temple with intricate carvings in Tamil Nadu, India on January 22, 2016. (Aravindan Ganesan/Flickr)

Is Japan's Commitment to Pacifism Wavering?

Critics fear that the legislative changes made to Article 9 last November will lead to the swift remilitarization of Japan. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Despite legislative changes introduced by Shinzo Abe last year, observers say the country is unlikely to remilitarize.

Photo of the Day: Flying Away in Australia

A flock of banded stilts and red-necked avocets start to take flight in Lake Burrumbeet, Australia on January 20, 2016. (Ed Dunens/Flickr)
Multimedia

A flock of banded stilts and red-necked avocets start to take flight in Lake Burrumbeet, Australia on January 20, 2016. (Ed Dunens/Flickr)

Video: How 'One Country, Two Systems' is 'Irrelevant' to Taiwanese

Jerome Cohen (L) and Yu-jie Chen discuss the implications of Taiwan's recent election at Asia Society in New York on January 27. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The analyst Yu-jie Chen says that despite appearances, Hong Kong's situation with mainland China has little influence on Taiwan.

Photo of the Day: Marble Magnificence in India

Crowds of people explore the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on January 26, 2016. (Hadi Zaher/Flickr)
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Crowds of people explore the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on January 26, 2016. (Hadi Zaher/Flickr)