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Japan Consul General Appoints Honorary Consul for Alabama

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2014 A teleconferencing executive and chair of the Birmingham Sister Cities Commission in Alabama has been named the state’s new honorary consul of Japan. More

Q&A: Selling the Netherlands in the Southeast

by Trevor Williams | July 29, 2014 Editor’s note: The Netherlands Embassy in the U.S. recently released data showing that trade and investment relationship between the two countries accounts for 685,000 American jobs (24,000 of them in Georgia). More

‘Lost Boy’ Memoir Hopes for Path Beyond Violence in Sudan

by Chris Shattuck | July 29, 2014 With the sound of gunfire and tanks bearing down on his village, Majok Marier fled his native country of Sudan at the age of 7. More

Five Host Families Needed for German High Schoolers

by Trevor Williams | July 29, 2014 Youth for Understanding is seeking five Atlanta host families for German high schoolers coming to the U.S. for a yearlong cultural immersion experience starting in mid-August.  More

Governor’s International Awards Nominees Sought by Aug. 7

by Trevor Williams | July 29, 2014 The World Trade Center Atlanta is seeking nominees for its annual Governor’s International Awards celebration it hosts in partnership with the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  More