Strengthening the Japan-US Economic Relationship by Growing Investment: A Program featuring The Honorable Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry

CHICAGO--()--On Thursday, August 2, 2018, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), in cooperation with JobsOhio, Columbus 2020 and the Japan America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO), will hold a program on the importance of Japanese Investment in the US and its significance to Japan-US relations.

At no other time in recent Japan-US economic history has the investment flow of Japanese companies into the US been so important to the American economy. As a result, more and more Japanese companies throughout the Midwest, especially in the state of Ohio, are greatly contributing to local job growth and also to the expansion of US exports.

This program’s featured speakers will include: The Honorable Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry, who will share his perspectives on the Japan-US economic relationship and the importance of Japanese companies in the US, as well as what efforts can be further taken to expand the growth of Japanese investment in America; Shigeki Maeda, Executive Vice President, JETRO, will provide an update on Japanese investment trends in the US; and Tom Shoupe, Executive Vice President, Honda of America Mfg., Inc., will share an in-depth look at Honda’s economic contribution to the state of Ohio and the United States.

The Honorable Mitsuhiro Wada, Consul-General of Japan in Detroit; Representative from the State of Ohio Government; and Kenny McDonald, President and Chief Economic Officer, Columbus 2020, will also make remarks.

The event will be held at The Hilton Columbus at Easton (Regent Ballroom), 3900 Chagrin Drive Columbus, OH 43219. Registration check-in and complimentary luncheon buffet will begin at 12:30 pm, with the program beginning promptly at 1:30 pm and ending at 3:00 pm.

This symposium is co-organized with JobsOhio, Columbus 2020 and the Japan America Society of Central Ohio.

This event is free; however, advance registration is required. Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strengthening-the-japan-us-economic-relationship-registration-48163687887

For more information, contact Ms. Kelly Highland at Kelly_Highland@jetro.go.jp.

About JETRO

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) is a non-profit organization funded by the Japanese government for the purpose of supporting trade, investment and business expansion into Japan, as well as supporting Japanese companies looking to enter foreign markets. JETRO has over 70 offices in 56 countries worldwide, with six locations in the US: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. JETRO Chicago serves 12 states within the Midwest Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Contacts

JETRO Chicago
Kelly Highland
Assistant Director
TEL 312-833-6000
FAX 312-832-6066
EMAIL Kelly_Highland@jetro.go.jp

Release Summary

The importance of Japanese investment in the US and its significance to Japan-US relations. Program to feature Minister Hiroshige Seko.

Contacts

JETRO Chicago
Kelly Highland
Assistant Director
TEL 312-833-6000
FAX 312-832-6066
EMAIL Kelly_Highland@jetro.go.jp