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Space an Emerging Focus in US and Washington-Asia Connections

by Sean Connell
As a growing number of Asian countries are actively expanding their space programs and capabilities, developments in Washington’s space sector could shape economic and security considerations as space increasingly emerges as an important element within US-Asia relations.

Nebraska, Indiana Enjoy Thriving Economic Partnerships with Japan

by Kim Meihua Roy
Government and business leaders gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the annual Midwest US-Japan Association conference to showcase state industries and deepen ties with their Japanese counterparts. This event highlighted the significant trade and investment relationships that Japan has...

Japanese-brand Automakers’ Commitment to America Drives more than US Economic Growth

by Manny Manriquez
From partnerships with the National Parks Service and local nature preserves, to the widespread use of clean energy sources at manufacturing plants and other facilities, Japanese-brand automakers’ focus on preserving the natural beauty and resources across America reflects an enduring...

Numerous US-Asia Sister-Cities Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries in 2016

by Alex Forster
Communities located all across the US are holding events, high-level visits, and more to commemorate their years of partnership and exchange with cities in Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, and more across Asia.

Asia Matters for America: Perspectives from the Other Washington

by Sean Connell
Skagit County, Washington represents a microcosm of present dynamics and trends in US-Asia relations, from trade and immigration to energy and defense cooperation. A Skagit County local offers his insights.

Wyoming Partners with Japanese Companies to Research Clean Coal

by Sin Yan (Amy) Lau
A new cooperation agreement between the state of Wyoming and a consortium of Japanese companies will drive research on clean-coal technology and potentially promote coal exports from Wyoming to Japan.