Experts from Japan to Address Greater Cincinnati Business and Government Leaders at Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) Event on February 25th, 2016

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The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) has invited three highly respected experts on the Japanese economy, and on what Japan-based firms look for when investing abroad, to speak at a conference on February 25th, 2016 at the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.

"The upcoming Japan Matters Symposium, focused on attracting increased investment from Japan, is an example of the type of quality programs that we deliver each year." ~Tony Webb, President Japan Americ

Greater Cincinnati is home to over 100 Japanese firms that employ over 12,000 people in our region. An important opportunity and challenge for our area is to attract even more! The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) has invited three highly respected experts on the Japanese economy, and on what Japan-based firms look for when investing abroad, to speak at a conference on February 25th, 2016 at the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.

Kiyoaki Aburaki is a senior director of one of Japan’s most prestigious economic institutes. Peter Kenavan, director of McKinsey & Company Japan, and Joseph M. Young, United States State Department Department of Japanese Affairs, will stress the importance of the US / Japan economic relationship, the state of the Japanese economy, Japanese investments, and M&A activity in the US. Japanese corporate investments and M&A activity occurred at record-level highs in 2015, and crossed a wide range of industries across the US.

The discussion will be cross-industry, covering sectors both large and SME Company focused. Emphasis will be placed on what Japan-based firms consider when making investment decisions, and what the Greater Cincinnati region can do to attract more investments from Japan. While in Cincinnati, Aburaki and Kenevan will have private meetings with local businesses, government officials, regional economic groups, and CVG.

According to Council Member Amy Murray, Vice-Chair of Economic Growth and Infrastructure for the City of Cincinnati, and a board member of the JASGC, "Attracting jobs and creating investments from across the nation and around the world is a high priority for our city. The Japanese firms that have chosen to call Greater Cincinnati home have become great corporate partners employing thousands of our citizens. The upcoming Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati seminar with two highly respected speakers is valuable in building bridges between our city and corporations in Japan that are looking for the place to invest in the United States."

According to Tony Webb Vice President Japan Client Services at Marsh, Inc. and President Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati, "The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) was created over 25 years ago to promote better understanding and cultural awareness between the people of Japan and the people of the Cincinnati Region. The organization works to foster new business, political and cultural connections between the people and companies of Japan and our Greater Cincinnati area, lead to productive, leading to a stable, and enriched relationship between our two nations. The upcoming “Japan Matters Symposium” focused on attracting increased investment from Japan, is an example of the type of quality programs that we deliver each year."

Event Info:
JAPAN MATTERS 2016
Increased Japan Investment Activity in the US: A Positive Development for Both Nations
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Japan Economic Update 2015/Outlook 2016
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
February 25, 2016
3pm—5pm
Networking reception to follow
Register at http://www.JASGC.org

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Robert Lees, Member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of Japan Matters 2016
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