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Welcome to SelectUSA JAPAN

What is SelectUSA?

SelectUSA is the U.S. government-wide program to promote and facilitate business investment in the United States. SelectUSA provides services to international investors of all sizes and U.S. state, regional and local economic development organizations (EDOs), working across the federal government. Some of the specific services for investors include:

  • Information Assistance-SelectUSA can help you get the information you need to make critical decisions about your investment. This includes high-quality data, details on federal resources, and information on national rules and regulations.
  • Direct Connections-SelectUSA connects companies with the right people, from state, local and tribal government to federal officials.
  • Ombudsman Services-SelectUSA can assist companies to resolve issues involving federal regulations or programs related to existing and potential projects.

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

Japan is an attractive source of FDI into the United States

Japan is the second largest source of FDI into the United States. The total stock of FDI from Japan to the United States is $344.1 billion, over 80 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.

How we can help

The SelectUSA Japan Team, Tokyo based Junko Chino and Osaka based Yuko Nakaoka, are ready to assist you. Please email SelectUSAJapan@trade.gov with your inquiries about attracting Japanese investment into your region.

Additional Resources in Japan

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

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE- Japan Roadshow February 1-5, 2016

SelectUSA Japan is having the 2016 Japan Roadshow from February 1-5, 2016. This Roadshow, the second to be executed in Japan, will stop in the four cities of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. There will be events in each city connecting potential investors with Economic Development Organizations and Service Providers.

How to join: For EDOs, there will be the option to participate in person or through catalogue. More details to be announced soon. For sponsors, we hope to announce details shortly!

Capacity: While we would like to take everyone who wishes to participate, there will be a cut off in order to ensure optimal experience for both investors and economic development organizations and service providers. We will take interested participants on a first come first serve basis once registration opens.

To be first to know: Write to SelectUSAJapan@trade.gov to join our listserve and be the first to receive updates and information.

SAVE THE DATE- 2016 SelectUSA Summit June 19-21, 2016

SelectUSA will be hosting the 3rd annual Summit in Washington D.C. at the Capital Hilton from June 19 – 21. Last year’s Summit, led by Delegation Leader Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, had over 2600 attendees from 70 nations. Japan was the second largest delegation with over 90 members. Japan also contributed two speakers to the official program that included President Obama and Secretaries Kerry and Pritzker by having Nissan Vice Chairman Shiga, and Suntory President Niinami speak. The Summit is the perfect opportunity to encourage Japanese investors to visit your region on their way back to Japan.

Other Events

Interbee International Broadcast Equipment
Date: November 18-20, 2015 Location: Chiba, Japan

Date: December 16-18, 2015 Location: Tokyo, Japan

POWER-GEN International
Date: December 16-18, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, NV

Chiba Investment Tour
Date: January 21, 2016 Location: Chiba, Japan

Food Industries Business Development in the US
Date: February 19, 2016 Location: Kobe


SelectUSA Contacts

Potential and current investors are also invited to contact the SelectUSA representatives in Japan or Washington, D.C.:

Yuri Arthur
Commercial Affairs
US Embassy Tokyo

Keida Ackerman
International Investment Specialist SelectUSA
Washington DC

Tokyo: Junko Chino
Osaka: Yuko Nakaoka


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