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    February 23, 2016

    Increasing investment from Japan

    Greater Cincinnati is home to over 100 Japanese firms that employ over 12,000 people in our region. An important opportunity/challenge for us is to attract even more.

    japan matters keynote imageThe Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) has invited two highly respected experts on the Japanese economy and on what Japan based firms look for when investing abroad to, speak at a conference here on February 25 at 3 p.m. at the headquarters of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Kiyoaki Aburaki Senior Director of one of Japan’s most prestigious economic institutes and Peter Kenavan Director McKinsey & Company Japan will discuss the state of the Japanese economy, Japanese investment and M&A activity in the US. Japan corporate investment / M&A activity in 2015 in the US occurred at a record level high/ crossed a wide range of industries and occurred in a number of states. The discussion will be cross-industry sector both large and SME Company focused. Emphasis will be placed what Japan based firms consider when making investment decisions and what our region can do to attract more investment from Japan. While in Cincinnati, Mr. Aburaki and Mr. Kenevan will have private meetings with local businesses, regional economic groups, CVG and with government officials.


    Japan Matters 2016

    ”Increased Japan Investment Activity in the US:
    A Positive Development for Both Nations"
    and Japan Economic Update 2015/outlook 2016
    Thursday, February 25, 2016
    3 - 6:30 p.m. with networking reception to follow
    3 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Register here

    Amy MurrayAccording to Council Member Amy Murray, Vice-Chair of Economic Growth and Infrastructure for the City of Cincinnati and a board member of the Japan America Society “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.”

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