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US and Korea Partnering on Affordable Housing and Community Development

by Alex Forster
Sustainability in community development is a key part of a new MOU, enacted on October 14, 2014, by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to start sharing knowledge and expertise.

Energy Cooperation Underpins Alaska-Japan Ties

by Melissa Newcomb
Japan and Alaska signed an MOU on exports of Alaskan liquefied natural gas (LNG) as part of a future project to build an LNG plant in the North Slope region, expected to cost $45 to $65 billion.

Chinese High Schoolers Increasingly Seek American Education

by Melissa Newcomb
In the last ten years, the number of international students from China enrolled in American private high schools has increased greatly. Exchange programs and visits to private schools, such as the one between Heritage Hall High School and Chongqing 29th Secondary School, reflect a growing...

Japan-Texas Ties Deepen as Toyota Relocates HQ to Plano

by Andy Nguyen
On April 28, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Toyota Motor's decision to relocate its North American headquarters from the California coast to a new campus in Plano, Texas.

Jam-Packed June: Numerous U.S. States Send Trade Missions to Asia

by Sarah Wang
June 2014 has been a hot month for trade missions to Asia, as several U.S. states sent high-level officials overseas to establish relationships to improve access for their communities in Asia’s rapidly growing markets. In all, six states sent representatives, including Wyoming,...
The Mongolia-Alaska State Partnership Program was launched in 2003, when the Alaska National Guard agreed to share its expertise in peace support operations, disaster management, and military reserves with the Mongolian military. The Alaska National Guard-Mongolia partnership is also...

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