The garden embodies the East-West Center goal of understanding among nations - its very creation was a cooperative enterprise of East and West. Twenty-two business firms in Japan financed the project, enabling the Center to build the garden, which involved specialists from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. Designed by noted landscape architect, Kenzo Ogata, the garden was completed in November of and formally presented to the Center by Taizo Ishizaka, president of the Federation of Economic Organizations of Tokyo. And during a trip to Hawai'i in , Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan blessed the garden during a traditional hold and release ceremony of koi a gift from the Hawai'i Goldfish and Carp Association into the garden stream. The royal couple also planted a coral shower tree along the pathway leading down to the garden. In , the now Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko returned to view the garden they had blessed 30 years previous.
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Projected GDP of 7 largest economies in The major driver is continued productivity growth in Asia, particularly in China and India, as living standards rise. This is a large shift compared to the immediate post-cold war, when North America and Europe combined produced half of global GDP. In the same study, the Asian Development Bank estimates that seven economies would lead Asia's powerhouse growth; under the Asian Century scenario, the region would have no poor countries, compared with eight in
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This new edition of our report on Asian Americans provides data on 14 smaller Asian origin groups with population counts below , in the Census, along with detailed data on the economic and demographic characteristics of adults in nine of these groups. Our original report contained survey and Census data on all Asian Americans as well as specific information on the six largest Asian origin groups. Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States.