Presented by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), St. Louis Regional Chamber, Japan America Society & World Trade Center St. Louis
Join us for an overview on the US-Japan trade relationship, the importance of Japanese investment to the Midwest and the challenges facing the bilateral economic relationship.
Japan is the leading US foreign investor from Asia and the leading Asian contributor to employment growth in the US manufacturing sector. Japanese companies in the US contribute to an astounding 6% of total US exports.
In 2019, more than at any time in our history, Midwest communities recognize Japanese companies as engines of local job growth, and as life time investors in the communities in which they are invested. Japanese companies located in the Midwest have indicated that they plan on expanding their operations. This will lead to an increase in employment as well as an increase in revenue. The US-Japan economic relationship has never been more dynamic than it is today, yet the economic relationship is facing new challenges.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:00 am – registration
8:30 – 10:00 am – program
Location – PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS
World Trade Center St. Louis
120 South Central Ave., Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105
Parking available at 120 South Central Ave. garage or on-street
Please note: credit card only accepted in garage
Mr. Shigeru Furuichi, Director for Trade and Investment, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Mr. Ralph Inforzato, JETRO Chicago
Mr. Yasuhiro Uozumi, Executive Director, Keidanren (USA) Japan Business Federation
Registration is complimentary but required