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The third way that Japan’s automotive industry is closely interconnected with that of the US is through relationships between producers and parts suppliers. When assembly transplants were first established in the American heartland, they imported parts from their traditional suppliers...
On June 22, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize winner in 1991 “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights” in Burma, testified before the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. Her testimony was delivered via video message (below); an empty chair was reserved in her...

Fast and Furious: Asia-Pacific Fastest Growing Market for US Exports

by Grace Ruch
In his weekly address prior to his State of the Union speech in which he pledged to double exports by 2014, President Obama focused on job growth through trade. “If we’re serious about fighting for American jobs and American businesses, one of the most important things we can do is...
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 States. Such were the...

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