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China Takes Japan's Place as World's Second Largest Economy

China's 100 yuan, or renminbi, notes, the largest denomination in Chinese currency. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

China has taken Japan's place as the world's second largest economy behind the United States.

Photo of the Day: A Comfort Woman

Multimedia

On August 10 Japan's government issued a fresh apology for the country's past colonial rule of the Korean peninsula after women's rights activists displayed a portrait of a "comfort woman," a woman pressed into sexual slavery by Japanese occupiers during WWII.

Remembering Hiroshima

Paper lanterns are released onto the Motoyasu River to commemorate the atomic bomb victims and pray for world peace beside the A-Bomb Dome on August 6, 2010 in Hiroshima, Japan, on the day of the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

The world commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on its sixty-fifth anniversary on August 6, 2010.

Who Needs a Mini Fridge Anyway, Right?

The capsules at Green Plaza Shinjuku. (Eric So)
Lifestyle Tokyo takes economy lodging to the ultimate level with "capsule hotels."

Why We're Jealous of Everyone Going to Fuji Rock Festival

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Lifestyle The Fuji Rock Festival has a reputation for being the biggest, craziest, and generally most awesome three days of music in Japan.

Japanese Festival Makes Art an Adventure

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Arts

Japan's newest art festival eschews the traditional museum setting in favor of showcasing its works of art across the ocean.

Uncertainty in Japan -- What It Means

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan answers questions during a press conference in Tokyo on June 4, 2010. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy “Just a month after former grassroots political activist Naoto Kan took the helm of Japan’s government with approval ratings running over 60 percent, voters have handed him the worst imaginable outcome," said Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi.

Japan's Naoto Kan Amid G8 Giants

G8 leaders wave in Huntsville, Ontario on June 25, 2010. L to R: Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, Barack Obama, President of the US, and Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Eight leaders have gathered in Toronto to discuss pressing issues of global concern before 20 leaders from across the globe gather for the G20 Summit. On the agenda, industrialized and developing nations will discuss the global economic recovery