japan http://kbia.org en Columbia commemorates 25th anniversary with Japanese city http://kbia.org/post/columbia-commemorates-25th-anniversary-japanese-city <p>Columbia shares connections with many international cities, including its sister city of Hakusan City in Japan.</p><p>City officials welcomed delegates this week from Columbia’s sister city Hakusan City in Japan. The visit commemorated the 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the relationship between the two cities. City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe and Chairman Fukuda Hiroshi each gave a speech renewing the commitment between the two cities and exchanged gifts from each locality.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:50:49 +0000 Elizabeth Tontz 42930 at http://kbia.org Columbia commemorates 25th anniversary with Japanese city Now That Beef With Japan Is Over, Missouri's Economy Stands To Gain http://kbia.org/post/now-beef-japan-over-missouris-economy-stands-gain <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Japan's decision to ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports will provide a boost to the American meat industry, but tight supplies may limit how much exports can grow this year.</span><p>Beef producers hope to restore Japanese sales to where they were before the first case of mad cow disease was found in the United States in 2003.<p>Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill commended Japan’s decision to ease restrictions on U.S. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:34:38 +0000 The Associated Press 28130 at http://kbia.org Now That Beef With Japan Is Over, Missouri's Economy Stands To Gain Tensions flare up between China and Japan over disputed islands http://kbia.org/post/tensions-flare-between-china-and-japan-over-disputed-islands <p>There’s a new twist to an epic territorial dispute between Japan and China. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:10:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 20713 at http://kbia.org Tensions flare up between China and Japan over disputed islands Japan: One year after the devastation http://kbia.org/post/japan-one-year-after-devastation <p>&nbsp;</p><div>Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit coastal Japan.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:03:07 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 10223 at http://kbia.org Japan: One year after the devastation