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Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Major League Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. welcomed a group of 16 young Japanese baseball and softball players and their coaches as part of the US State Department’s first US-Japan international sports exchange....
Japan’s economy faces short term challenges in the wake of the devastating March 11 earthquake and longer term challenges related to its debt, aging population, and economic malaise, but the country nevertheless continues to remain an important partner of the United...
The 2010 US Census data reveals an increasingly diverse demographic landscape in America, with Asians as the fastest growing racial-group in the past decade, we recently reported. According to the American Community Survey, a new nationwide survey by the US Census...

US Census Reports 17.3 Million Asians in America

by Grace Ruch
When US President Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 removing decades-long restrictions on admission and citizenship for immigrants from Asia, Asian-Americans made up only 0.5% of the total population. Forty-five years later, the 2010...
For a few weeks in spring, the prominent colors of Washington, D.C., change from red, white, and blue, to a pale pink, as over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees (sakura) bloom along the Tidal Basin near the National Mall. The trees were a gift from the City of Tokyo in 1912...

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