Because of inclement weather last week, Shujiro Urata, the dean of the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, at Japan’s Waseda University in Tokyo, had to cancel visits to Charlotte, N.C., and East Lansing, Mich., but he told Global Atlanta that he still felt the timing of his current visit to the United States was appropriate Read more
Japanese subsidiary OFS is spending $138.9 million to expand two facilities in Gwinnett and Carroll counties. The investment is set to create 200 jobs between the factories in the cities of Norcross and Carrollton as growing bandwidth needs are fueling optimism in OFS’s core business: fiber-optic cable.
Two veteran, tried and true economists with decades of experience analyzing the Southeast’s economy will discuss a wide range of issues at the annual Southeast U.S. Korean Chamber of Commerce dinner the evening of Jan. 25 at the Kia Training Center in West Point, which will attract prominent members of Korean communities, economic developers and Read more
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