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Asians and Immigration

by Damien Tomkins and Grace Ruch
Asians comprised almost 35 percent of the total number of naturalized U.S. citizens and over 40 percent of new legal permanent residents in 2012, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security.
In the “ASEAN Business Outlook Survey” released August 2013 and prepared by the US Chamber of Commerce and AmCham Singapore, slightly over half of US companies surveyed said that their companies are preparing strategies based on ASEAN’s plans to reduce and eliminate barriers to trade...

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.
The fact is that the alliance is not as close as many think and there are three core reasons why: namely, the incompatibility of values, a differing world view and alternative versions of history.

Korea’s Creative Economy Agenda

by Sean Connell
President Park Geun-hye has described the term ‘creative economy’ as creating new growth engines and jobs through "the convergence of science and technology with industry, the fusion of culture and industry, and the blossoming of creativity in the very borders that were once permeated...

2013 Cambodian Election Results

by Matilda Rhode
The results of the 2013 Cambodian National Assembly Elections have been confirmed by the National Election Committee (NEC) at 68 seats for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to 55 to the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) as the NEC closed its investigation on the...

Abe’s Real Challenge is the Japanese Economy

by Hiroaki Kuwajima
The key issue is whether Prime Minister Abe understands the importance of economic recovery as the source of his legitimacy, ahead of his own goals which include constitutional reform.