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The 2010 US Census data reveals an increasingly diverse demographic landscape in America, with Asians as the fastest growing racial-group in the past decade, we recently reported. According to the American Community Survey, a new nationwide survey by the US Census...

US Census Reports 17.3 Million Asians in America

by Grace Ruch
When US President Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 removing decades-long restrictions on admission and citizenship for immigrants from Asia, Asian-Americans made up only 0.5% of the total population. Forty-five years later, the 2010...
For a few weeks in spring, the prominent colors of Washington, D.C., change from red, white, and blue, to a pale pink, as over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees (sakura) bloom along the Tidal Basin near the National Mall. The trees were a gift from the City of Tokyo in 1912...
In addition to the information and donation resources we shared earlier, we encourage everyone to consider contributing to one of the following organizations dedicated to the relief effort in Japan:

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....

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