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Representatives at the ADB'S 50th annual meeting discussed the challenges facing Asia as the region pursues prosperity. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)
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KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | China

YOKOHAMA -- Asia has changed beyond recognition. The Asian Development Bank proclaimed confidently in a promotion video that was played repeatedly at its 50th annual meeting held in Yokohama from Thursday to Sunday.

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