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Win Some, Lose Some: We Grade Our Forecast for Asia in 2014

Team Japan's fate at the World Cup in Brazil was just one of the predictions on which our fearless forecaster whiffed this year. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In what is now an annual tradition, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski looks back at the predictions he made a year ago for Asia's 2014 — and assesses his ratio of hits to misses.

Photos: Even Fielding Only Three Teams, Asia Catches World Cup Fever

An elephant plays with students during a friendly match in honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at an elephant camp in Ayutthaya province, Thailand on June 9, 2014. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Few Asian countries have a national team to root for, but the 2014 World Cup has become the source of festivities across the continent.

Japan's Victory: A Triumph Bigger Than the World Cup

Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa celebrates after the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

When Japan's women's soccer team fought back to a close victory against the United States in the World Cup final on Sunday in Germany, it broke a 26-game losing streak against the Americans. But the win was much more than just an underdog sports story, it was also a significant upturn for the nation's collective pride.

North Korean World Cup Team Reprimanded for Losses

The North Korea team after defeat and elimination from the tournament during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group G match between North Korea and Ivory Coast on June 25, 2010. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Lifestyle For the North Korean team, losing all three games in South Africa resulted in a formal reprimand from the government.