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CS Japan Helps Amplify Advocacy Center Message

Jan. 26:  CS Japan Hosted the Advocacy Center 's Albert Ting on his first official call on Tokyo.  Specialist Koto accompanied him in meetings with the Embassy, American Chamber of Commerce, Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, and individual firms. 

Global Entrepreneur Week:

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Representatives from 37 countries were on hand when GEW was announced in 2007 by Jonathan Ortmans, president of GEW, Carl Schramm, former president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation and Gordon Brown, former prime minister of the United Kingdom.

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 Brings Business Delegation to Japan and Korea

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]

Embassy and CS Japan Support 190-Member Trade & Investment Delegation; Sept. 16-19:  Ambassador Kennedy and her Country Team worked hard to support the 2014 edition of the annual Southeast U.S. – Japan (SEUS) Conference during its week of commercial networking and relationship building in Tokyo.  The Amb. received Mississippi Governor Bryant for a call, met with the heads of delegation of the seven participating  southeastern states, and addressed the full 300+ contingent at an evening reception.  CS and Embassy staff worked several group and individual delegation briefings, including a counseling session with the Defense Assistance Office at the Embassy, in support of Ingalls Shipyard’s efforts to line up new customers and strategic partners in Japan for their state-of-the art naval vessels in a part of the world where marine assets are receiving added attention, and a talk that focused on the stepped-up SelectUSA program.  SCO Wylegala also made remarks at a SEUS Florida delegate briefing attended by Florida Commerce Secretary Gray Swoope, and Consul General Shinji Nakashima of Miami (pictured at left).


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