The US Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

by Alex Forster
Since 1992, May has been Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, to recognize the contributions of the Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities to the nation.
Reaching the end of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Team USA finished second in total medals. Among this group of elite athletes, various Asian American athletes represented the United States and finished with commendable results.

Houston to Get New Non-Stop Flight to Seoul

by Alex Forster
Houston, Texas will become the latest American metro area with regular flights non-stop to Seoul, South Korea, when the route opens in May. Houston will be the 12th American city with regular direct service to the Korean capital.

Hawai‘i Congresswoman Hanabusa Discusses the Importance of the Asia-Pacific and the Role of Hawai‘i for Relations with the Region

by Alex Forster
The Diplomat recently conducted an extended interview with Hawai‘i congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa. The wide-ranging discussion included topics such as the commitment of the US to the Asia-Pacific region, the ongoing negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement,...

East Sea Labeling Requirement Passes Virginia State Senate

by Alex Forster
The Virginia state Senate passed a bill last Thursday stipulating that all future textbooks approved by the state Board of Education that make reference to the Sea of Japan must contain language indicating that it is also known as the East Sea. The bill still needs to be voted on by the...