Doing Business in Japan
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Amb. Kennedy Answers AmCham’s Doorknock on Japanese Diet
Oct. 30: CS Tokyo supported 3-days of American Chamber of Commerce Japan advocacy calls on Japan’s Diet, an annual event with added import as a new cabinet presses regulatory reform to bolster Abenomics’ growth strategy. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy thanked the 100 guests, including over 20 legislators. The ACCJ delivered white papers on their key advocacy issues. Pictured: Diet Member Shinji Oguma is greeted by Amb. Kennedy.
CS Japan Casts for Success
Oct. 28: CO Arthur and Specialist Tsurumachi participated in the Intellectual Property Seminar hosted by the Motion Picture Association. Ambassador Kennedy and former Senator Dodd opened the seminar with close to 100 attendees and special speaker Lord Puttnam, the Oscar Winning Producer of “Chariots of Fire” and “Midnight Express. Pictured: Senator Dodd.
CS Japan Toasts New Direct Flight to San Francisco
Oct. 28: SCO and CO Arthur commemorated United Airline’s inaugural SFO-Haneda flight with Jake Cefolia, UA VP of Pacific and Atlantic Sales. SCO spoke about the importance of direct routes, promoting CS services and the many travel suppliers and partners like BrandUSA that can support the flight’s success.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker leads a Healthcare and Energy Business Development Mission to Asia with stops in Japan and South Korea from October 19-23, 2014. This business development mission promotes U.S. exports to Asia by helping U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the healthcare and energy sectors. [More]
Houston Brings a “Texas-sized” Trade Delegation
Oct. 1-3: CS Tokyo organized a multifaceted visit for Houston Mayor Annise Parker and her delegation of 24. In addition to bolstering their sister city relationship with Chiba, the group met with Ambassador Kennedy (photo). CS Tokyo arranged a Single Location Promotion for the Houston Space Port project, securing participation of Japan’s most prominent space organizations. We also facilitated meetings with Mitsui & Company and the Japanese High Speed Rail authority for possible investment in the proposed privately-funded Houston and Dallas link.
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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