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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker's Health and Energy Business Development Mission: Japan and South Korea, October 19-23, 2014

Exciting Opportunity to Expand Your Business in Asia
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead 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 will promote U.S. exports to Asia by helping U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the healthcare and energy sectors. In both countries, the governments and private sector are investing significant money to develop both sectors. [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]

Commercial Service Japan and Leaders of ACCJ met with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine

On May 16 -  Commercial Service Japan and Leaders of ACCJ met with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine, for a uniquely high-level discussion of commercialization and regulatory issues in the exciting field of regenerative medicine.   [More]

Commercial Service Japan Finds the Lost Translation: "It's Suntory Time!" in Tokyo … and Chicago … and Clermont, KY

On May 16 - Matt Shattock, the CEO of newly-created world #3 premium spirits maker, BeamSuntory, visited CS Japan to brief on the latest and largest  U.S.-Japan fusion -- the result of the acquisition on April 30 of Beam, Inc. by another tradition-rich company, Suntory, whose head office is in Chicago's sister city, Osaka.  [More]


Commercial Service Japan, SelectUSA Show Presidential Pull

April 24 - SelectUSA and the U.S. Commercial Service hosted a roundtable with Ambassador Kennedy and 10 Japanese blue-ribbon investors - and President Barack Obama could not resist dropping in to lend his weight to the promotion of jobs through FDI. [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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