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Due to similar geography and ecosystems in the US and Mongolia, scientific researchers and conservationists from the two countries have collaborated on a growing number of efforts in recent years.

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.

Maryland Schools Strengthening US-Japan Ties

by Raveena Ugale
With sister state and sister school ties going back over three decades, students from Maryland and Japan are important players in the future of the US-Japan relationship.

New Congressional Group Makes First Trip to Japan

by Alex Forster
The Japan Caucus, founded by Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas in the 114th Congress, recently sent two members to Japan as the inaugural delegation from the new group.

Minnesota-Japan Ties Hit New Milestone

by Nina Geller
In 2015, St. Paul and Nagasaki celebrated the 60th anniversary of their sister city relationship, just one of the many ties Minnesota shares with Japan.

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