The Japan-America Society of Georgia is seeking 14 families to host college students coming to Atlanta next March on a 16-week study tour.
Carter Center leaders are hailing this week’s enactment of a national mental-health law in Liberia as a watershed moment for health in the West African nation and proof that persistence and partnerships pay off.
Hiroyuki Ishige was polite, but he didn’t mince words. The chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization, which promotes mutual trade between Japan and the rest of the world, had traveled to Atlanta from New York on Oct. 20 to deliver his remarks at a Japan-U.S. Investment Partnership Forum. Although he had plenty Read more
With the date set a year in advance, the organizers of this year’s SEUS-Japan alliance meeting couldn’t have seen this coincidence coming. As influential business leaders from the South converge in Greenville, S.C., with counterparts from Japan next weekend, Japanese voters will be headed to the polls Oct. 22 for a pivotal election that could affect Read more
A new state charter school — the first public dual language Japanese-English school in Georgia, is to open its doors to students residing in the state in August 2018. The International Charter Academy of Georgia (ICAG) was approved by the State Charter Schools Commission on Aug. 30 to develop a brick-and-mortar location in Gwinnett County. Read more
Local Japanese-Americans interested in learning more about their ancestral culture and burnishing their leadership skills can apply to join a delegation to the country next March. The Japanese American Leadership Delegation, a program managed by the U.S.-Japan Council in its 18th year, is seeking applicants through the Atlanta consulate for its 2018 program. Those applying Read more
It’s still unclear whether he made a pitch to Toyota, whose executives have said they will soon announce a $1.6 billion joint factory in the U.S. with fellow Japanese auto maker Mazda. All we know from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s itinerary from his most recent Japan trip is that he visited Nagoya, close to the Toyota headquarters, and met with an undisclosed prospect in Osaka Read more
Netting a tankless water heater plant from Japanese subsidiary Rinnai America is the latest win for what has been pitched as an “eco industrial park” in Griffin, Ga. The concept might sound like an oxymoron, but the 450-acre Lakes at Green Valley was developed in an attempt to minimize industrial impacts on the surrounding environment. Read more
Japan-based Rinnai America Corp. is spending $15 million to build a new two-story Peachtree City headquarters and to change its existing building into an innovation center. The manufacturer of tankless water heaters broke ground July 28 on the project, which will nearly triple its footprint in the south metro area to 63,000 square feet between Read more
Fourth of July travelers are used to seeing the red, white and blue of Old Glory while in transit to Independence Day celebrations around the nation. But in anticipation of record traffic on what many Americans have made into a four-day weekend, the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta gave flyers a chance to see a more diverse array of Read more