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INVEST JAPAN SEMINAR 2014 - Measures to Increase Foreign Direct Investment in Japan (New York, NY)

Event Date: September 23, 2014

JETRO New York will be holding a special seminar at the New York Hilton Midtown titled, “Invest Japan Seminar: Measures to Increase Foreign Direct Investment in Japan”.
This conference aims to inform U.S. companies and organizations on one of the important measures prompted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, doubling the amount of direct investment in Japan to 35 trillion yen by 2020. Government officials and successful industry leaders will give an insight on opportunities for new and existing foreign companies that look to expand or build their presence in Japan.
While some details have not yet been decided, you can RSVP at the following link: Eventbrite

A Fall Tasting Event: Chicago Welcomes Japan (Chicago, IL)

Event Date: September 17, 2014

Join JETRO Chicago on September 17 at Kendall College for an afternoon featuring sake, tea & food from across Japan. It's a great opportunity to meet producers, importers & distributors and learn how Chicago’s own CHEF YOSHI KATSUMURA of Yoshi’s Café uses Japanese ingredients.

Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference (Des Moines, IA)

Event Date: September 7-9, 2014

For over four decades, business leaders and top-level representatives from member states and prefectures from the Midwest region of the United States and Japan have met on an annual basis to discuss the growth and progress of economic relations of the American Midwest and Japan. The theme of this year’s 46th Annual Midwest U.S-Japan Association Conference is “Building a Robust and Sustainable Future”, and will be held in Des Moines, Iowa. JETRO President Satoshi Miyamoto, will moderate Plenary Session II: Executive Panel Discussion - “Renewable Technology and Environmental Solutions” on September 8th. Seven Midwest Governors are planning to attend, representing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Two Governors will be traveling from Japan, Hon. Kiyoshi Ueda (Saitama Prefecture) and Hon. Shomei Yokouchi (Yamanashi Prefecture).

The conference will kick off with opening keynote remarks by Wendy Cutler, Deputy, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and Hon. H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the United States. Both Consul Generals responsible for the Midwest will also be in attendance, Hon. Masaharu Yoshida, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, and Hon. Kazuyuki Katayama, Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit.

Japan Pavilion at NY NOW 2014 Summer (New York, NY)

NY NOW 2014Event Date: August 17-20, 2014

JETRO presents the Japan Pavilion at NY NOW (formerly NYIGF) at the Jacob K. Javits Center from August 17-20, 2014. Join us at Booth #3986 to discover exquisite Japanese crafts and design and meet with manufacturers.

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