On January 23rd in Washington, representatives of the US and Korean governments signed an agreement on environmental cooperation that is intended to be a partner agreement to the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement ratified last year.
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...
Supporters of the Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) have their fingers crossed that Members of Congress finally will approve legislation to implement the accord shortly after returning from their August recess.

A Round-up of US-Japan Trade Features

by Grace Ruch
Trade has been a central element of US-Japan relations, with its attendant ups and downs, for over 150 years. The Treaty of Kanagawa was the first agreement signed between the United States and Japan in 1854, the end result of U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry’s famous mission to open the...

The US Seafood Market and Southeast Asia

by Alex Forster
Southeast Asia is an increasingly important player in the US seafood market. Although stagnant fish stocks, growing demand for seafood products, and chronic overfishing are constraining mature fishery sectors, such as the United States’, the same trends are bringing about opportunities...