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Listen: Kevin Rudd on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan's Economic and Security Policies

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan speaks during a May 1, 2015 luncheon co-sponsored by Asia Society Southern California in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Anzuoni/Getty Images)
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"It is difficult to overemphasize the significance of the Japanese government's current exercise in the reinterpretation of Japan's postwar constitution," says Kevin Rudd.

Photo of the Day: Dancers In Korea

Dancers perform Jongmyojerye a ritual ceremony that is usually performed at Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul, at the National Gugak Center in South Korea on June 11, 2015. (Republic of Korea/Flickr)
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Dancers perform Jongmyojerye, a ritual ceremony that is usually performed at Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul, at the National Gugak Center in South Korea on June 11, 2015. (Republic of Korea/Flickr) 

Watch: Celebrated Myanmar Troupe and 'Outstanding Performance of the Year' Nominee Shwe Man Thabin

Members of Myanmar's Shwe Man Thabin company perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Watch the full Asia Society program featuring Myanmar's celebrated troupe Shwe Man Thabin, which has been nominated for Outstanding Performance of the Year by The New York Dance and Performance Awards.

Photo of the Day: Sphinx Miniature In Japan

A miniature of the Great Sphinx of Egypt and its surrounding pyramids in Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on May 4, 2015. (Rambalac/Flickr)
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A miniature of the Great Sphinx of Egypt and its surrounding pyramids in Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on May 4, 2015. (Rambalac/Flickr)

Watch: Stars of New York City Ballet, Indian Kathak Dance, and Chinese Kunqu Opera Share Stage

Performers Qian Yi, Chinese kunqu opera star; Parul Shah, celebrated performer of India’s kathak dance; and Wendy Whelan, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet share the stage at Asia Society New York on June 24, 2015.  (Elsa M. Ruiz)
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What do ballet, Indian kathak dance, and Chinese kunqu opera have in common? Watch Asia Society's recent Viewpoints: Classical Connections program, featuring acclaimed performers Wendy Whelan, Parul Shah, and Qian Yi, to find out.

Photo of the Day: In Full Bloom In New Zealand

A red poppy flower in full bloom brightens up its surrounding area in Auckland, New Zealand on June 14, 2015. (Kathrin & Stefan Marks/Flickr)
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A red poppy flower in full bloom brightens up its surrounding area in Auckland, New Zealand on June 14, 2015. (Kathrin & Stefan Marks/Flickr)

Video: What Does India Have to Do to Get Into APEC?

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) in the Oval Office of the White House September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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India wants to join the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation, but current members worry it will "slow down the process of moving toward greater trade facilitation and liberalization."

Photo of the Day: Mirror Images in Vietnam

Two guards dressed in white flank the entrance to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Vietnam on June 8, 2015. (jev55/Flickr)
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Two guards dressed in white flank the entrance to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Vietnam on June 8, 2015. (jev55/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Poetry in Iran, Internet Rebellion in Uzbekistan, and Japan's New 'Girl Band'

An Iranian woman walks past graffiti on a street northwest of the capital Tehran, on July 16, 2015. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Fishing Boats in Bangladesh

Fishing boats are seen moored at a pond in Sunamganj, Bangladesh on April 9, 2015. (WorldFish/Flickr)
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Fishing boats are seen moored at a pond in Sunamganj, Bangladesh on April 9, 2015. (WorldFish/Flickr)