Doing Business in Japan
CS Tokyo organizes USG Support Tesla Electric Vehicles
On Sep 8 - Tesla CEO delivered the first flagship Model-S and CS Tokyo coordinated US Embassy support to attend the launch event with Elon Musk and the President of Panasonic to celebrate the delivery of the first Model S vehicles in Japan. The Model S, an all-electric sedan, is Tesla’s flagship product with a rechargeable lithium ion battery and a driving range of 265 miles. Panasonic announced that it will invest in a state-of-the-art U.S. car battery plant with Tesla in Nevada, an investment expected to reach more than $979 million over the next 20 years.
For CS Japan, Success is the Gift that Keeps Giving;
Sep. 3 - CS Japan Commercial Attaché Arthur cut the ribbon for the 78th Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS). CS Japan partnered with Japan External Trade Organization as the United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, France, and Germany Embassies. This is one of the largest trade events in Japan boasting 2,551 exhibitors from 20 countries, including 577 overseas exhibitors. Among the 51 U.S. company participants, The State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism participated with over 20 Hawaiian companies. The CS Tokyo both was wildly popular.
Boeing Flies with CS Japan Support
Aug. 4 - CS Tokyo composed and orchestrated a celebration of Boeing’s delivery of the world’s first 787-9 stretch airplane. ANA became the world’s first airline to operate the original 787 and now is the first to fly the new stretched version of the Boeing Dreamliner, which accommodates 44 more passengers. In her commemoration remarks, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy highlighted the strong bilateral business ties embodied by the 787, which has about 35 percent Japanese content. [More]
NOAA Data Helps Former Commercial Service Employee Contribute in New Ways
A resilient Iraqi Engineer Joins NJIT and taps USDOC Data to Secure a Better Environment for the Garden State
Back in 2004 Firas Saleh and a handful of other Iraqi nationals teamed up with a few American Officers assigned by the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) to establish the USFCS’s office in Baghdad. Saleh and the other patriotic Iraqis saw their work with the Commercial Section in the newly comprised Embassy as a way to contribute to the rebuilding of their country. Challenging days continue in Iraq --most acutely in the besieged North of the country with the rise of a fresh insurgency. [More
Schock-ing! Small Boat, Tiny Crew…7,000 miles, Big Science & One Amazing Export!
On July 3 - A daysailer sailboat with 35 gallons of fuel might seem like an unlikely craft to undertake a 7,000 mile, non-stop, 63-day journey from San Francisco to Yokohama. But, the Sakura was no ordinary daysailer. It was made by W.D. Schock, a company founded some 60 years ago by a legendary fiberglass sail pioneer from Newport Beach, California. [More]
Softbank's Son, CEO Dr. Sridhar, Gen. Powell and Amb. Kennedy at BEJ Server Unveliling Ceremony
On June 17 - CEO of Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy Dr. Sridhar, Board Member, Gen. Powell, and Amb. Kennedy, watch as Softbank’s Son shows scores of television and print media a solid oxide fuel cell of the type powering the energy server they unveiled June 17 at Tokyo Shiodome Building. [More]
Govenor Tennessee Bill Haslam visits Embassy
On June 16 - Commercial Service Japan worked with the Volunteer State on June 16 to arrange Amb. Caroline Kennedy's reception at the Residence in honor of Gov. Bill Haslam. Tennessee is one of the top locations in the United States for Japanese investment with over 180 Japanese firms employing more than 42,000 Tennesseans. [More]
Commercial Service Japan organized the 29th NOAA Meeting
On May 29th, with major electric sector market reform on the horizon, CS Japan organized the 29th meeting of the New Orleans Association, the Embassy's largest energy event exclusively for matchmaking, which brought Japanese electric utilities together with 24 U.S. product and service providers for 132 one-on-one meetings over one busy day at the TAC. [More]
DCM Tong hit the U.S. road for a San Francisco-Atlanta-Boston commercial roadshow finale
On May 19 - Just weeks from his departure from Japan after a fabulously productive tour, Deputy Chief of Mission Tong hit the U.S. road for a San Francisco—Atlanta--Boston commercial roadshow finale. [More]
Russia Sanctions Package - July 16
In response to Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty, the United States has taken a number of steps, including sanctions, to persuade Russia to de-escalate the situation. We urge all businesses to exercise vigilance to ensure that they are not dealing with a sanctioned individual or entity. [More]
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