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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

by Aaron Siirila
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a celebration of the history, contributions, and culture of Americans from Asia and the Pacific Islands. As we reported earlier, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up 5.6% of the American population –...
Exactly 100 years ago on March 27, 1912 in a small private ceremony, First Lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted two Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura, trees, in a secluded corner of Washington, DC. Despite its lack of...
Over 1.1 million South Korean tourists and travelers—a record number—came to the United States in 2010, injecting more than $3.4 billion into the US economy, an increase in revenue of 30 per cent over the previous year.