Video Message from Mr. Yoshinori Suematsu, Senior Vice Minister for Reconstruction, followed by a presentation "From Recovery, to Revitalization" by Mr. Daiki Nakajima of JETRO New York during the Japan Business Forum on July 17, 2012. For more post-event information, visit www.jetro.org/jbf2012. view video >
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM Location: Kendall College, Chicago, IL
Organized by: JETRO and Consulate General of Japan at Chicago
Please join us in Chicago as we proudly present a singular Japanese Food & Sake Tasting Event for industry professionals. It will be the largest gathering of Japanese food and sake producers and suppliers ever held in Chicago.
Asia-Pacific Economic Integration Seminar: Regional Economic Integration and the Role of the United States and Japan (Washington D.C.)
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Time: 8:45AM - 1:30PM Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
Organized by: JETRO and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) offer the Asia-Pacific Economic Integration Seminar in Washington, D.C in mid-May. The speakers in the seminar will include U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Chair, East Asian & Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; JETRO Chairman Hiroyuki Ishige; Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair of the CSIS ; Dr. Prof. Zhang Jianping, Director, Department of International Economic Cooperation, National Development and Reform Commission (China); Prof. Shujiro Urata, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (Japan); Dr. Hank Lim, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (ASEAN); Matthew Goodman, Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS (USA); and a representative of the Obama Administration.
Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the US and Japan (Chicago)
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Time: 8:30AM - 12:10PM Location: The Chicago Club, Chicago, IL
Organized by: JETRO
On Wednesday, May 15, JETRO will present a Symposium on Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the US and Japan. Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region continue to pursue agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Japan-China-Korea FTA and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between ASEAN, Japan, China, Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand. Experts from the US, Japan, China and Singapore will discuss the increasingly intricate web of bilateral & multilateral free trade agreements and discuss the challenges and opportunities they bring. This analysis and dialogue will be of particular significance to the Chicago business community with business and investment interests in East Asia.
Date: Wednesday, May 15 - Friday, May 24, 2013 Time: All Day Location: The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, Cannes, France
Organized by: JETRO
JETRO and UNIJAPAN, with the support from Agency for Cultural Affairs (Government of Japan) will once again team up to exhibit the Japan Booth (Palais 01 21.02-23.01) at Marché du Film 2013. View our booth lineup and schedule a meeting to lock in your rights for your territory before it's too late!
Hidden Superstars: Japan's New Leaders in Global Business
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Time: 5:30PM - 9:00PM Location: Oshman Family JCC (Jewish Community Center), Palo Alto, CA Organized by: Keizai Society
Professor Schaede will explain Japan's indispensable role in the global supply chain by putting the spotlight on new areas of innovation and technological leadership, and by analyzing management practices of these "New Japan" leaders. She will be joined by panelists from such leading companies who will lay out the opportunities and challenges they see in being "superstars" from Japan, and from an American company who can provide a perspective from the procurement point of view.
The 25th International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Time: All Day Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, NY
Organized by: JETRO
Japan by Design is a special exhibition organized by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to introduce 13 cutting-edge Japanese design companies to the North American design industry. Focusing primarily on furniture, JAPAN by DESIGN will also feature uniquely designed wall materials, home accessories and many other products that have never been seen before in the North America.
The program is coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) of Japan, aiming at proactively inviting high-value-added businesses to the Japanese market. This highly-competitive Japanese subsidy program provides incentives of up to 500 million yen to global companies who are planning to establish business operations in Japan, such as Regional Headquarters or R&D Sites.
Eligible Companies: Private enterprises whose group companies are operating actual business in two or more countries, who have or will have corporate status in Japan, and who plan to establish a Regional Headquarters or R&D facility in Japan
Subsidy Rates: Up to one-half for SMEs; up to one-third for non-SMEs; up to two-thirds for those establishing a site in disaster-afflicted zones (Limit: 500 million yen)
Japan, one of the largest economies in the world, remains an attractive location for business and investment, with exceptionally highly-skilled workers among its advantages. In the past two years, METI has funded fourteen projects from companies around the globe, including the following U.S.-owned companies (in alphabetical order):
2012: GE Japan Limited, Johnson & Johnson K.K., Tenneco Japan Ltd. 2011: 3M Health Care Ltd., NeoPhotonics Japan G.K., Nihon Cabot Microelectronics K.K.
This subsidy program demonstrates the Japanese government’s serious commitment to helping foreign companies do business in Japan. The subsidy lowers a company’s overall costs of entering the Japanese market, which should encourage the company to invest in their Japanese location.
The 2013 program was announced on Monday, April 1st, 2013. Applications will be accepted until Monday, June 3rd, 2013, at 12:00PM (Japan time).
JETRO, a government-related organization, helps foreign companies to set up locations in Japan. For any questions about the subsidy program, please contact the nearest U.S. or Canada JETRO office (www.jetro.org/office_locations):
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit government related organization that promotes trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Our six U.S. branches located in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco serve the following four main objectives: help U.S. companies establish a Japan office, help U.S. companies find Japanese business partners, connect U.S. investors with cutting-edge Japanese technology ventures, and showcase premium Japanese goods.
This material is distributed by JETRO San Francisco on behalf of Japan External Trade Organization, Tokyo, Japan. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
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