JETRO's publication of Japan Stories: Voices from Representatives of U.S. Based Japanese Companies is a compilation of interviews with experienced team members, managers and presidents of Japanese businesses throughout America.

Eight representatives from four Japanese-affiliated manufacturing companies in the U.S. were interviewed: Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation U.S.A. (Nebraska); YKK Corporation of America and YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. (Georgia); IRIS USA (Arizona); and Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) (Texas).

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In Japan Stories, the interviewees present the perspectives of Japanese companies doing business in the U.S. market, their relationships and interactions with the local community, and their expectations of state and local governments. On a more personal perspective, they share their experiences of what it is like to build a career in the Japanese manufacturing company in the U.S.

Our interviews show that Japanese companies and their dedicated employees have a commitment to their state and local economies, thereby advancing American industrial competitiveness and fortifying employment growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector.

We are excited to present JETRO's Japan Stories, Voices from Representatives of U.S. Based Japanese Companies.

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