Ag News: U.S. Pork to Japan Up
After trending lower through the first four months the year, May pork exports to Japan increased 5% from a year ago, while export value, up 3%, was the highest in 18 months.
Short Term Spending Bill and Japan Approves TPP
The Senate passed a short-term fiscal 2017 spending bill to avert a government shutdown and then gave final congressional approval to a water projects bill that includes drought relief for California farmers.
The new measure, which the Senate approved 63-36 about 11 p...
Consultate-General of Japan in Seattle Visits Yakima
Today I welcomed the Consulate-General of Japan based in Seattle. He is in Yakima learning more about our community and building relationships with Yakima area organizations. Yakima has a sister city relationship with Itayanagi Japan in the province of Aomori. He plans to visit the Yakima Valley Mus…
Russell Brand and Six Other Celebrities Who Have Been Deported
Russell Brand just wanted to see his wife Kate Perry perform in Japan. Unfortunately for the funnyman, Japanese authorities weren't amused by his criminal record, and on Sunday the 35-year-old was deported from the island nation.
Perry took to Twitter to explain what had gone down:
So...my husband ju…

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