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

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

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.

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: 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.

2014: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based jazz trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda brought his ensemble to Asia Society New York on March 8, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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Please join us for a look back at 2014 with this photo gallery, capturing the range of beauty and connection that happens every day at Asia Society across the globe.

We appreciate your support — here’s to another year of inspiring moments at Asia Society!

Video: Kevin Rudd on How Economic Priorities Are Shaping China's Relations with Japan and the US

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
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The Honorable Kevin Rudd, incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, assessed China’s changing relationships with Japan and the United States in an interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN.

Video: Ian Bremmer on How US Foreign Policy Is 'Becoming More Chinese'

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, speaks at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The Eurasia Group president shared his views on U.S. policy toward Asia, the geopolitical leadership vacuum, China’s business environment, and U.S.-China relations, among other subjects.

Interview: Building the Future of Japanese-South Korean Diplomacy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrive for a trilateral meeting with the U.S. president in The Hague on March 25, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Professor Chung-in Moon comments on the state and future Japan-South Korea relations in advance of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s related event on June 19.

Photos: From Basketball Diplomacy to a Super Typhoon, Asia's Year in Pictures

Typhoon Haiyan, better known as Yolanda in the Philippines, touched down on November 11, 2013, the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)
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As the world bids 2013 farewell, we look back at some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.