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Interview: What an Aging and Shrinking Population Means for Japan

Elderly Tokyo residents rest in a temple on September 15, 2014 as the country marks Respect for the Aged Day. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Social scientist Roger Goodman describes how Japan's unprecedented demographic shift is forcing the country to "become a more liberal society."

Orville Schell: To Restore Relationship, US and China Should Consider 'Previously Unthinkable Options'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after the closing news conference on June 24, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Officials from the U.S. and China participated in the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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"To achieve any kind of lasting breakthrough in the China-United States relationship, both sides must be prepared to make difficult concessions," writes Asia Society's Orville Schell in the New York Times.

Photo of the Day: Music and Smiles in China

A man in costume smiles at the camera as his friend holding an erhu, a Chinese violin, looks on in Guangxi, China on April 26, 2015. (cotaro70s/Flickr)
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A man in costume smiles at the camera as his friend holding an erhu, a Chinese violin, looks on in Guangxi, China on April 26, 2015. (cotaro70s/Flickr) 

Kevin Rudd on CNBC: Don't Confuse the Chinese Stock Market with Overall Economy

Kevin Rudd joined CNBC's
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Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, cautioned “the stock market plays a relatively small role in the overall context of Chinese financial markets.”

Weekly Rewind: Inside China's Stock Market Crash, a Rohingya Mother's Journey, Modi's 'Super' Tweet

Competitors dressing in costumes paddle their boats during the Hong Kong Airlines Fancy Dress Race at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival Race on July 5, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images for Hong Kong 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.

#TBT: In 1987, Smiles and Skepticism From Indian Schoolchildren

Students at Jamshedpur Elementary School in Bihar State, India, were the subjects of an Asia Society video series in 1987. (Asia Society)
Education

In the 1980s, Asia Society documented the lives of students in Asia for the benefit of their American counterparts.

Time to 'Freak Out' About Chinese Stocks? Depends on Who You Ask

Investors check share prices in a stock firm in Fuyang, China on June 29, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

We scanned dozens of stories on China's stock market plunge, which some experts say could threaten "a government that loves absolute control."

Kevin Rudd and Ajay Banga: It's Time for India to Join APEC

n Indian technician checks mobile phones at the Chinese Celkon Manufacturing plant at Medchal Mandal in the Rangareddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 26, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
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“APEC membership is a low-risk, high-reward pathway for India to participate more fully in the Asia-Pacific and global trading system,” write Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd and MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga in the Wall Street Journal Asia.

Photo of the Day: Feasting at the Food Market in South Korea

People enjoy a traditional Korean meal at a local market in Seoul, South Korea on April 5, 2015. (Brad Hammonds/ Flickr)
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People enjoy a traditional Korean meal at a local market in Seoul, South Korea on April 5, 2015. (Brad Hammonds/Flickr) 

Gallery: See Modern China Through the Lenses of Contemporary Artists

Wang Qingsong. Follow Him, 2010. H. 51 1/8 x W. 118 1/8 in. (130 x 300 cm). C-print. Asia Society, New York: Purchased with funds donated by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, 2011.31
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Here’s how contemporary Chinese artists are telling the story about their country’s social and physical evolution.