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A Closer Look into US-ASEAN Goods Trade

by Falan Yinug
Goods trade between the United States and the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is surprisingly robust. According to official 2010 US trade statistics, ASEAN—if considered as one economic entity—is ranked as the United States' fourth-largest export...
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 Bureau, 3.4% of...
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. People from the ten ASEAN nations contribute significantly to the Asian population in America according to the...

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 Census reveals a...

Japanese Prime Minister Thanks US for Support

by Aaron Siirila
In an opinion piece published last Friday in the Washington Post, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan described the steps his administration is taking to address the aftermath of the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and the continuing nuclear power plant crisis. In his piece, he also...
In a new Asia Pacific Bulletin Fereidun Fesharaki and Tomoko Hosoe argue that after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan’s power generation industry is at a major turning point. The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear facility highlights to the general public the potential dangers...
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 and in the 99 years...
The high level of engagement and cooperation between the American and Japanese governments and their agencies in response to this crisis speaks to the strength of the US-Japan partnership. In the United States, a multi-agency governmental relief effort was launched soon after the...

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