Georgia kaolin, forestry and other natural resources along with real estate have been actively sought by overseas firms over the years. Yet Japanese companies were the ones that really put the state of Georgia in the running as a recipient of foreign direct investment, especially during the 1980s when the word got out that the Read more
Three Korean Americans were honored during a ceremonial dinner hosted by the American Korean Friendship Society Inc. on Feb. 23 at the Le Meridien Hotel Perimeter during which some 200 guests feasted on a menu of both steak and halibut. The location for the dinner seemed particularly fitting since Le Meridien had just opened only Read more
Georgia’s total exports grew by 4 percent to $37.2 billion in 2017, reversing the previous year’s steep decline but not yet returning global sales to their peak of $38.5 billion in 2015. Meanwhile, the combination of recovering exports and increased imports propelled the state to its highest overall trade volumes ever. Georgia companies imported Read more
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