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Welcome to SelectUSA

Japan is the second largest source of FDI into the United States. The total stock of FDI from Japan to the United States is $309.4 billion, almost 70 percent of all FDI in the United States that originates in Asia-Pacific. Please see the fact sheet of FDI from Japan to the United States.

The United States unequivocally supports foreign direct investment, and provides foreign investors fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory treatment as a matter of policy, law, and practice.

Investing in the United States has many advantages. With more than 300 million people and the largest economy in the world, the United States has one the most important markets for any global company. The American workforce ranks as one of the best educated, most productive, and most innovative in the world. As a place to do business, the United States offers a predictable and transparent legal system, outstanding infrastructure, and access to the world’s most lucrative consumer market.

SelectUSA is the primary U.S. Government mechanism to coordinate foreign direct investment promotion. Efforts are focused on outreach to foreign governments and investors, support for state governments’ investment promotion efforts, and addressing business climate concerns of international investors. Some of the specific services include:

  • Facilitating investor inquiries
  • Acting as ombudsman for international investors
  • Connecting investors with U.S. State investment offices
  • Providing investor education on establishing in the United States

For resources on investing in the United States, including a contact list for each U.S. state, please click here.

For more information on investment destinations with a presence in Japan, please click here: American State Offices Association Japan

Potential and current investors are also invited to contact the Commercial Service office in Tokyo or the Invest in America representative in Washington, D.C.:

Yuri Arthur                     
Commercial Affairs     
US Embassy Tokyo        

Gregory Briscoe
Commercial Affairs
US Embassy Tokyo

Tamami Honda
Commercial Specialist
US Embassy Tokyo

Aaron Brickman
Deputy Executive Director, SelectUSA
Washington, DC


► SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit (March 23-24, 2015)

Register now for the SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit! (March 23-24, 2015)

Mark your calendar for the second SelectUSA Investment Summit on March 23-24, 2015, in the Washington, DC area. We’re bringing together investors from all over the world, as well as economic development organizations from every corner of the United States, high-level government officials, and others working to facilitate investment in the United States. As one of 2,500 participants, you’ll get access to unique networking opportunities, online matchmaking, insight from global CEOs and senior U.S. leaders, and discussions on the latest issues affecting investments. We hope to see you there!

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Click here to learn more about Select USA 2015 Investment Summit or send an email to SelectUSA2015Summit-Japan@trade.gov.