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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”.

For Oregon, Asia means Jobs and More

by Christopher Feddersen
Oregon registered the country's second-highest economic growth rate last year; one of many benefits from its connections with Asia.
Not only is Thailand the oldest treaty ally of the United States in Asia, Bangkok is the first city that Washington, D.C. established a sister city relationship with back in February, 1962. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Governor of Bangkok Sukhumbhand Paribatra commemorated the 50th...
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s official five-day state visit to the United States was a resounding success, with a number of significant developments across both the security and economic spectrums. Passage of the US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement—KORUS—just hours before...
The first non-stop flight across the Pacific was performed in 1931 by Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon Jr, in an attempt the first successful non-stop flight from Japan to the United States. Now, 80 years after their historic crossing, there are hundreds of flights everyday between Japan...