Alaska Selling More Snow Crab to Japan

by Lian Eytinge
In winter 2015 the Japanese market has bought snow crab from Alaskan merchants at a higher rate than last year.

California and Australia Collaborate on Adapting to Climate Change

by Zhonghe Zhu
A water desalination plant is now operating in San Diego after studies of Australia’s experience with the technology. With similar climate challenges, California and Australia have worked together to adapt and prosper in the booming clean energy industry.

Oregon Blueberries Bursting into South Korea

Oregon’s blueberry exporters are making major headway into the South Korean market, owing to the fruit’s tremendous popularity in the country, as well as decreasing tariffs and trade barriers.

Okinawa to Memorialize Hawaiian Pig Aid After WWII

by Zhonghe Zhu
A monument will be built in Okinawa to commemorate the time when Japanese immigrants in Hawai‘i shipped pigs back to Okinawa to help the island deal with food shortages. Pork remains an important part of US-Japan trade relations to this day.

Washington Takes a Bite out of China’s Apple Market

by Sarah Wang
With the lifting of a 20 year market access restriction and a major sales push through online retailers, Washington’s apple exports are set to take the Chinese market by storm in the years ahead.