There goes the Year of the Horse. As 2015 and the Year of the Sheep unfolds, it's time for one last look at the year we left behind.

A year ago, taking a page from Washington Post political columnist Chris Cillizza's awarding U.S. President Barack Obama the dubious distinction of "Worst year in Washington," we took to the digital pages of Fortune Magazine.

The challenge — naming who had the "Worst year in Asia" — and the "winner" then of that least desired of 2013 prizes: Obama also, for what proved to be his lost year in Asia, marked by canceled trips and persistent questions of where's the substance to a much ballyhooed pivot to Asia amidst China's rise and seemingly never-ending talks toward a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.