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Exactly 100 years ago on March 27, 1912 in a small private ceremony, First Lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted two Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura, trees, in a secluded corner of Washington, DC. Despite its lack of...
Over 1.1 million South Korean tourists and travelers—a record number—came to the United States in 2010, injecting more than $3.4 billion into the US economy, an increase in revenue of 30 per cent over the previous year.
The darkest day in United States-Japan relations came out of a clear blue sky. At 7:55am, December 7, 1941, Imperial Japan’s naval and air forces launched a surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i. Last Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary...
Entering its 25th year, the JET Program aims to improve international interaction and cultural understanding within Japanese communities, as well as advance foreign language education in Japanese schools and municipal governments. The majority of JET participants have...

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