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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]


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]


SelectUSA Executive Director Thummalapally visits Embassy

Mar. 3 - Executive Director Thummalapally joins as Daiwa House President Ono and Lincoln Property CEO Byrne proudly display their MOU to collaborate between now and 2016 on the development of $1.5bn worth of muti-family housing in the Fort Worth, Texas area. [More]

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