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Southern California Recognizes Local Importance of ASEAN

by Alex Forster
The University of Southern California recently hosted a discussion with US ambassadors to several ASEAN nations, as the state of California enjoys strong trade ties to the region and is home to many residents with ASEAN ancestry.

Icons of Cricket Bring the Sport to America

by Zhonghe Zhu
Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne led All-Star teams in three games in the US, hoping to revive American interest in a sport that was among the founding fathers’ favorites.

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.

Traditional Chinese Liquor Drives Demand for US Sorghum

by Anna Scott Bell
In the last year, changes in China’s agricultural policy and a crackdown on corruption have had surprising reverberations in the US, from the farms of Nebraska to the cocktail bars of Manhattan.

Minnesota a Hub for Hmong Heritage

by Nate Schlabach
A special exhibit is recognizing the culture and contributions of the Hmong in honor of the upcoming anniversary of their journey from Laos to Minnesota.

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