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Japan-Texas Ties Deepen as Toyota Relocates HQ to Plano

by Andy Nguyen
On April 28, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Toyota Motor's decision to relocate its North American headquarters from the California coast to a new campus in Plano, Texas.

Jam-Packed June: Numerous U.S. States Send Trade Missions to Asia

by Sarah Wang
June 2014 has been a hot month for trade missions to Asia, as several U.S. states sent high-level officials overseas to establish relationships to improve access for their communities in Asia’s rapidly growing markets. In all, six states sent representatives, including Wyoming,...
The Mongolia-Alaska State Partnership Program was launched in 2003, when the Alaska National Guard agreed to share its expertise in peace support operations, disaster management, and military reserves with the Mongolian military. The Alaska National Guard-Mongolia partnership is also...

Latest Edition of "Korea Matters for America" Launched at Capitol Hill Event

by Alex Forster
The latest edition of the Korea Matters for America/America Matters for Korea publication was launched on Wednesday, December 11th with an event on Capitol Hill in Washington. The publication includes analysis of trade and investment levels, mutual travel and tourism rates, student...

Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Returns from his Third Trip to Asia

by Jisoo Lee
Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan has just returned from an eleven-day trade mission to China and Japan, September 4 through 15. This is Governor Snyder’s third visit to Asia, his first trip was in 2011 to Japan, China and Korea, followed by another in 2012 to China.

Citizen Diplomats in the Digital Age

by Christopher Feddersen
In the July/August 2013 issue of the Diplomatic Courier, Adam Kaplan from Sister Cities International writes an editorial on the growing importance of community diplomacy which explains the increasing value of “citizen diplomats”.