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Tōhoku Region Matters for America

by Grace Ruch
The record-breaking March 11th earthquake off the coast of Japan caused skyscrapers to sway in Tokyo and tremors across the main island of Honshu, but it was the Tōhoku region, Japan’s northeast, that bore the brunt of nature’s fury. The three Pacific-facing...
In contrast with the dwindling number of Japanese exchange students, as covered in part 1 of this series, more Americans studied in Japan in 2009 than ever before; 5,784 contributed to a steady upward trend. The number of US students in Japan has increased 57% over the...
Nearly 5,800 Americans studied in Japan in the 2008/2009 academic year, the highest number ever, according to the 2010 Open Doors Report released by the Institute of International Education. The number is 1.3% greater than the previous year, continuing an upward trend....
Contacts between the Japanese and US intellectual community have been in decline over the past decade according to a new report entitled “Reinvigorating US-Japan Policy Dialogue and Study” released by the Japan Center for International Exchange. A direct...

Pakistan to replace Indonesia as country with largest Muslim population by 2030

by Aaron Siirila
The world’s Muslim population is projected to grow at twice the rate of non-Muslims over the next 20 years, increasing by 35% to 2.2 billion people in 2030, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. However, the growth rate for Muslim populations over the...

New students data: China grows by 30%

by Aaron Siirila
International student enrollment in the United States in the 2009-10 academic year increased by a modest 3% from the previous year according to the Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education. The number of students from China increased by an...
The US-Japan relationship is deep and multilayered but needs reinvigoration or it faces a “quiet crisis” of ineffectiveness, said panelists at a public seminar on November 6 entitled, “US-Japan Relations: Past, Present and Future,” at Doshisha University in...
The Japan Matters for America / America Matters for Japan project was officially launched in Tokyo on November 4 at a public seminar co-hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the East-West Center. The seminar, entitled, “Cooperation or Interdependence: An...

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