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Wednesday April 20, 2011

Quake Damage Hits Japan’s Exports

BBC News

Japanese exports fell more than expected in March, as damage from last month's earthquake and tsunami affected shipments.
Thursday April 7, 2011

3rd Annual NAAMBA Leadership Conference & Exposition

Aimee Lim, Assistant Editor, AsianLife Magazine

The largest gathering of present and emerging Pan-Asian leaders in the U.S.!
Wednesday April 6, 2011

Brighten Up: South Korean Firms on the Global Innovation Stage

Jennifer Olayon, Columbia Business School Asian Alumni Club

Join Columbia Business School’s Asian Alumni Club, Asian Business Association, and Korean Business Association for their panel discussion titled, Brighten Up: South Korean firms on the Global Innovation Stage, to be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 12 at the Harvard Club.
Wednesday April 6, 2011

Asian American Medical Professionals Going Beyond Borders

Nalea J. Ko, Pacific Citizen

Those who work with Doctors Without Borders say they joined the humanitarian organization for different reasons, but most come back for the rewarding work.
Wednesday April 6, 2011

Achievement Gap Widening Between Asian American Students and Everyone Else

Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post

As policymakers over the past decade focused on closing the achievement gap between white students and underrepresented minorities, another rift was widening: the gap between Asian American students and everyone else.
Wednesday April 6, 2011

India Graduates Millions, but Too Few Are Fit to Hire

Geeta Anand

So few of the high school and college graduates who come through the door can communicate effectively in English, and so many lack a grasp of educational basics such as reading comprehension, that the company can hire just three out of every 100 applicants.
Thursday March 31, 2011

The 10 Companies Young People Want To Work For Most: Universum

The Huffington Post

The employer branding firm, Universum, recently asked young professionals for their thoughts on America's employers including which they'd most like to work for. Some of the workplaces -- the Central Intelligence Agency, for one -- certainly aren't for everyone.
Thursday March 31, 2011

We are a nation that still has racial wounds

Esther J. Cepeda,

One thing I've learned about the catastrophe in Japan is that not only are the Japanese in for a long period of economic and emotional recovery, but some emotional healing needs to occur in the U.S., as well.
Thursday March 31, 2011

Growing Diversity Fuels Chinese School

Yukari Iwatani Kane, The Wall Street Journal

San Francisco's Chinese American International School has long had a reputation for strong academics, but it has grown more popular as a rising number of non-Chinese parents bank on Chinese-language skills for their children's future.
Thursday March 31, 2011

Why Japan Needs More Nonprofits

Rick Wartzman, Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Long before the earthquake and tsunami, an economic malaise had begun to do harm to Japan that a more robust social sector could remedy...
Thursday March 31, 2011

37 Asian Odysseys

The New York Times

37 must-visit locations in Asia...
Wednesday March 23, 2011

Japan nuclear crisis still a serious concern

By Shinichi Saoshiro and Yoko Kubota, Reuters

The U.N. atomic agency said there had been some positive developments at the Fukushima nuclear plant 250 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo but the overall situation remained serious. Some countries have started blocking imports of produce from Japan, fearful of radiation contamination.
Wednesday March 23, 2011

Expatriates Tiptoe Back to the Office

Mariko Sanchanta, The Wall Street Journal

Life in Japan is showing tentative signs of returning to normal, but a fresh challenge may be facing the expatriates and Japanese who left and are now trickling back to their offices: how to cope with ostracism and anger from their colleagues who have worked through the crisis.
Wednesday March 23, 2011

Report: Too many whites, men leading military

Pauline Jelinek, The Associated Press

The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
Wednesday March 23, 2011

Buffett in First India Visit Hopes to Invest in Asian Nation

Pooja Thakur and Jay Shankar, BusinessWeek

Warren Buffett, visiting India for the first time, said he hopes to invest in the South Asian nation after his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. committed more than $35 billion to takeovers in the last two years.
Wednesday March 23, 2011

China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications

Sharon LaFraniere and David Barboza, The New York Times

If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Arab world, Shakespeare may prove instructive.
Wednesday March 16, 2011

How To Help Japan: Earthquake Relief Options, Inc.

On March 11, 2011, a huge 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, causing widespread destruction...
Wednesday March 16, 2011

Japan's emperor in historic speech: 'Never give up hope'

The CNN Wire Staff

"I truly hope the victims of the disaster never give up hope, take care of themselves, and live strong for tomorrow," said the dignified and understated Emperor Akihito, in a calm and poignant oration delivered from the Imperial Palace.
Wednesday March 16, 2011

Asian-American Population Growth Outpaces Latinos in Several Major States


The Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF), a leading authority on Asian-American marketing and advertising, in conjunction with LA 18 KSCI-TV (LA 18), has announced some astonishing statistics about the growth of the Asian population in the United States. The information is based on the 2010 U.S. Census.
Wednesday March 16, 2011

China's leadership: where are the women?

Adrienne Mong,

How is it that in a country of 1.3 billion, with nearly 3,000 NPC delegates, there are no women of national political prominence?
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