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International Relations 101: US Colleges Admit Surge of Asian Students; US Study Abroad to Asia Pacific Also Rises

by Grace Ruch
Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, and Tet celebrations have become increasingly common as the population of international students from Asia in America has exploded in recent years. According to the 2011 Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education (IIE), more...
The darkest day in United States-Japan relations came out of a clear blue sky. At 7:55am, December 7, 1941, Imperial Japan’s naval and air forces launched a surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i. Last Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the attack....
Entering its 25th year, the JET Program aims to improve international interaction and cultural understanding within Japanese communities, as well as advance foreign language education in Japanese schools and municipal governments. The majority of JET participants have consistently been...
In contrast with the dwindling number of Japanese exchange students, as covered in part 1 of this series, more Americans studied in Japan in 2009 than ever before; 5,784 contributed to a steady upward trend. The number of US students in Japan has increased 57% over the course of the...
Nearly 5,800 Americans studied in Japan in the 2008/2009 academic year, the highest number ever, according to the 2010 Open Doors Report released by the Institute of International Education. The number is 1.3% greater than the previous year, continuing an upward trend. Even with this...

New students data: China grows by 30%

by Aaron Siirila
International student enrollment in the United States in the 2009-10 academic year increased by a modest 3% from the previous year according to the Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education. The number of students from China increased by an impressive 30% from the...
The Japan Matters for America / America Matters for Japan project was officially launched in Tokyo on November 4 at a public seminar co-hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the East-West Center. The seminar, entitled, “Cooperation or Interdependence: An Overview of US-Japan...

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