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Natural Disaster Brings Ohio and Taiwan Sister Cities Closer

by Edward Chang
In response to a recent earthquake, a relief fund in Columbus is contributing to the extensive legacy of sister city cooperation in times of need, and further growing the Columbus-Tainan bond.

California and Australia Collaborate on Adapting to Climate Change

by Zhonghe Zhu
A water desalination plant is now operating in San Diego after studies of Australia’s experience with the technology. With similar climate challenges, California and Australia have worked together to adapt and prosper in the booming clean energy industry.

Okinawa to Memorialize Hawaiian Pig Aid After WWII

by Zhonghe Zhu
A monument will be built in Okinawa to commemorate the time when Japanese immigrants in Hawai‘i shipped pigs back to Okinawa to help the island deal with food shortages. Pork remains an important part of US-Japan trade relations to this day.

US Forces Practice Disaster Relief with Allies Japan and Australia

by Patrick Madaj
Members of the Alaska National Guard swapped ideas on logistical practices with Australian Defense Force personnel recently, while US Marines participated for the first time in Japan’s Churashima Rescue Exercises.

US Communities Welcome Burmese Refugees in Record Numbers

by Lincoln Lin
The number of Burmese refugees resettling in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years, and US communities from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania and elsewhere are organizing to integrate their new residents.

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