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In the weeks following the March 11 Great Tohoku Earthquake, Japan’s importance as a link in the global supply chain was felt across the United States and the world. General Motors temporarily closed plants in Louisiana due to lack of Japan-made parts, and high-tech American companies...
Over the last twenty years, US trade volume with Southeast Asia has tripled, from $45.9 billion in 1990 to $176 billion in 2010. During the same period, total US foreign trade also tripled, from $889 billion to $3.12 trillion.
Together representing about 16% of total world trade, Japan and the United States continue stand as prominent trading partners. Japan is America’s 4th largest trading partner after Canada, Mexico, and China. In 2010, US exports of goods to Japan were valued at $62 Billion USD, nearly 5%...

A Closer Look into US-ASEAN Goods Trade

by Falan Yinug
Goods trade between the United States and the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is surprisingly robust. According to official 2010 US trade statistics, ASEAN—if considered as one economic entity—is ranked as the United States' fourth-largest export...
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 Bureau, 3.4% of...
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. People from the ten ASEAN nations contribute significantly to the Asian population in America according to the...

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 Census reveals a...

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