Washington plays an important role in US-Japan economic, educational, cultural, and security ties. Of the state’s $6.2 billion in goods exports to Japan in 2014, transportation equipment including commercial airplanes accounted for over half of the total value.
Communities located all across the US are holding events, high-level visits, and more to commemorate their years of partnership and exchange with cities in Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, and more across Asia.
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Sister Cities International, established by President Eisenhower and celebrating its 60th anniversary, recently recognized major US cities in Arizona, Maryland, and Texas for their outstanding work with communities across Asia.