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Trustee Chris Fenton with Johnny Depp in China at the Premiere of Transcendence, co-produced by his firm, DMG Entertainment.

Trustee Chris Fenton at Chinese Transcendence Premiere


35th Anniversary Gala

On March 27, 2014, US-Asia Institute celebrated its 35th anniversary at the United Nations, New York City. Thank you to all who attended! Honorees: His Excellency U Kyaw Myo Htut – ASEAN Committee Washington; Myanmar Embassy US- Asia Institute Award for Dynamic Diplomacy Congresswoman Yvette Clarke – Congressional Black Caucus US-Asia Institute Award for Extraordinary Vision Ronnie Chan – Hang
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Dr. Yoshiake Abe, Dr. Hideyuki Osawa, Mr. Ian Rinehart (L to R)

Japan 101: Renouncing War: A Constitutional and Political Challenge in Japan

March 10th from 2 to 3:30PM at the US-Asia Institute:  Amending the Japanese Constitution –particularly Article 9 which outlaws war and bans armed forces with war potential in Japan — has become one of the rising issues in Japan politics.  What triggered this debate?  Which of the diverse interpretations of the Article are valid?  Can the Japanese Constitution be amended? 
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Lunar New Year Celebration

Special guests at Lunar New Year included: His Excellency Hem Heng, Cambodia; His Excellency and Mrs. Seng Soukhathivog, Laos; His Excellency Jose Cuisia, Philippines; His Excellency Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Thailand; His Excellency Dato Paduka Haji Yusoff Haji Abdul Hamid, Brunei; The Honorable Lu Kang, Deputy Chief of Mission, China; Last Wednesday, February 12th, the US-Asia Institute hosted its annual Lunar New
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