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The Korean American Day

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Today, January 13th, is the "Korean American Day" in the U.S., declared in 2003 by the U.S. Congress as such, and followed by some state governments, to celebrate Korean Americans on the occasion of the centennial of Korean immigration to the U.S. Jan. 13 was chosen because it was on that day in 1903 that 102 pioneer immigrants arrived in Hawaii from Korea, who worked in sugar cane fields. Now, Korean Americans number nearly two million. The U.S. is home to the second largest overseas Korean community in the world after China.

(Office) 1/13/2009