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...

Vietnamese Coffee at the Smallest Town in the United States

by Christopher Feddersen
Joining East and West, Don Sammons, a Vietnam veteran who settled in and purchased the tiny town of Buford, Wyoming in 1992, has sold the town to a Vietnamese entrepreneur named Nguyen Dinh Pham.

Latest Edition of "Korea Matters for America" Launched at Capitol Hill Event

by Alex Forster
The latest edition of the Korea Matters for America/America Matters for Korea publication was launched on Wednesday, December 11th with an event on Capitol Hill in Washington. The publication includes analysis of trade and investment levels, mutual travel and tourism rates, student...

Asians and Immigration

by Damien Tomkins
Asians comprised almost 35 percent of the total number of naturalized U.S. citizens and over 40 percent of new legal permanent residents in 2012, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security.

Americans Abroad in ASEAN

by Christopher Feddersen
How many United States citizens live in Southeast Asia? This seemingly simple question turns out to be surprisingly difficult, if not impossible, to answer.

Why Immigration Is an Asian American Issue

by Damien Tomkins
Asian Americans strongly support immigration reform, with 58 percent in favor of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.