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Photo of the Day: Colors of Dusk in Japan

A boat is tied near a stone bridge at dusk in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District, Japan on April 25, 2014. (Les Taylor/Flickr)
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A boat is tied near a stone bridge at dusk in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District, Japan on April 25, 2014. (Les Taylor/Flickr)

Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Seal a Deal on Agriculture?

U.S. trade representative Michael Froman (R) talks to Akira Amari, Japan's Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy, at a press conference in Singapore on May 20, 2014. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, 2014 Wadsworth Fellow at Asia Society, explores options for the U.S., Japan, and other TPP countries to resolve their differences on market access for agricultural goods.

Can Japan and the US Make a Deal on Automobile Trade - and Get to a Final TPP?

Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang (L) speaks as US trade representative Michael Froman (R) looks on during the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on May 19, 2014. Trade Ministers and officials from the 12 TPP countries -- Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the US, Vietnam and Singapore -- convened for the meeting. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, 2014 Jack Wadsworth Fellow, examines the automobile-sector trade negotiations between Japan and the U.S. and considers what it might take to make a deal and clear the way for a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Photo of the Day: A Rain of Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Cherry blossom petals fall like rain in Fussa, Japan on April 9, 2014. (Wunkai/Flickr)
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Cherry blossom petals fall like rain in Fussa, Japan on April 9, 2014. (Wunkai/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Sunbathing in Japan

A cat relaxes in the sun in Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on April 18, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)
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A cat relaxes in the sun in Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on April 18, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)

Interview: Genre-Bending Japanese Novelist on 'Political' Writing, Post-Fukushima

Writer Hideo Furukawa, one of the contributors to the fourth edition (2014) of the literary journal
Arts

One of Japan's most lauded authors explains why genre distinctions don't concern him and how the March 2011 disaster made him realize he's a "political" writer. In-person at Asia Society New York May 3.

Photo of the Day: Out for a Stroll in Japan

A line of horses follow each other out for a stroll in Abira, Japan on March 2, 2014. (MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr)
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A line of horses follow each other out for a stroll in Abira, Japan on March 2, 2014. (MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Canopy of Blossoms in Japan

A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)
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A path is canopied by cherry blossom branches laden with flowers in Tokyo, Japan on April 4, 2014. (Sach.S/Flickr)

Watch: Deputy Sec. of State Calls Focusing on Asia 'Great Challenge of Our Time'

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns speaks at Asia Society New York during the Asia Society Policy Institute's formal launch event on April 8, 2014. (Ellen Waldrop/Asia Society)
Policy

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns said that whether the United States can maintain its focus on Asia amid competing pressures in the international arena will be “the great challenge of our time."

Watch: Experts on Why the US Needs to Reframe its 'Pivot' to Asia

Cui Tiankai, China's Ambassador to the U.S., responds to a question during a panel discussion at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Whether true or not, a U.S. rebalance toward the Asian region “was perceived first as a military type engagement to contain certain other countries in Asia that were growing,” said experts at Asia Society in New York on Tuesday.