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For first time, Asia matches US high-tech investment expenditure, Asia Matters for America, Feb 8, 2012.

For the first time in history, the Asian region in 2009 spent as much on research and development in science and technology (S&T) fields as the United States, the traditional leader in high technology investment. The spending has cost American jobs because multinational companies, many of them US-based, locate more of their knowledge-intensive, research and development jobs in Asia.

America is second largest home for Koreans living abroad, Korea Matters for America, Nov 29, 2011.

The town of Palisades Park, New Jersey, sits close to the George Washington Bridge, one of the main commuter thoroughfares into New York. Until the 1980s, the town was mostly Italian-American, with inexpensive houses and its share of vacant storefronts and buildings. But now, Korean language signs and bustling shops are tangible evidence that this town is home to the densest concentration of Korean Americans in the United States.

US Congress Passes US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korea Matters for America, Oct 13, 2011.

Both houses of the Congress approved the US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement yesterday, marking the largest expansion of trade relations since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect seventeen years ago. The Korea agreement was passed along with trade deals with Columbia and Panama.

Japan Matters to Southern California: Launch Event in Los Angeles, Japan Matters for America, June 13, 2011.

Japan’s economy faces short term challenges in the wake of the devastating March 11 earthquake and longer term challenges related to its debt, aging population, and economic malaise, but the country nevertheless continues to remain an important partner of the United States.

Japanese Prime Minister Thanks US for Support, Japan Matters for America, April 20, 2011.

Tōhoku Region Matters for America, with Grace Ruch, Japan Matters for America, March 16, 2011.

Small Numbers but Steady Growth of US Students in Japan, with Grace Ruch, Japan Matters for America, March 9, 2011.

Japanese Exchange Students: A Vanishing Species?, with Grace Ruch, Japan Matters for America, February 24, 2011.

Pakistan to replace Indonesia as country with largest Muslim population by 2030, ASEAN Matters for America, January 28, 2011.

Free Trade Agreements in Comparison, Japan Matters for America, January 5, 2011.

New students data: China grows by 30%, ASEAN Matters for America, November 29, 2010.

Relations are strong but need ‘reinvigoration,’ Japan Matters for America, November 10, 2010.

Project Launches in Tokyo, Japan Matters for America, November 8, 2010.

Clinton: ‘Renewed American leadership in Asia,’ ASEAN Matters for America, November 4, 2010.

ASEAN Exports Grow but Face Challenges, says USITC, ASEAN Matters for America, October 18, 2010.

Second U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting is First to be Held in United States, ASEAN Matters for America, September 28, 2010.

U.S. Trade Representative Highlights Trade with ASEAN Countries, ASEAN Matters for America, August 16, 2010.

U.S. Exports to Asia Surpass those to Europe for first time ever, ASEAN Matters for America website, May 17, 2010.

Asia Matters for America, with Satu P. Limaye, Global Asia (Vol. 3 No. 3, Fall 2008)


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