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Welcome to JETRO New York’s quarterly newsletter, which will feature various activities held in the Northeast region.
Feel free to click on any titles to read more in detail and don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information or questions!


Snapshots by JETRO New York #5                                     Autumn 2020


Message from the New President of JETRO New York, Kawamoto Kenichi: 


Greetings to our valued readers,


My name is Kawamoto Kenichi and I am the new president of JETRO New York. I was originally selected from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry for this role, as my previous post was serving as the NY’s Executive Director from 2010-13.


Compared to my previous term, the global landscape has sharply changed due to the impact of COVID-19. We are now seeing partial recoveries in Asia as well as other countries. However, there are plenty of hurdles to tackle as other countries are reporting increasing cases of COVID-19.


Despite certain limitations throughout the Summer-Fall seasons, we worked closely with Japanese companies and US federal, state and, local government officials, curating projects and events that were filled with content related to COVID-19. Since March, JETRO has hosted 67 webinars with a total of more than 35,000 registrants. Our main USA and related websites have garnered over 623,000 unique visitors. We've received 645 inquiries from Japanese companies regarding legal matters related to COVID-19. Our Quick Survey's results regarding Japanese companies impacted in the US from COVID-19 drew significant attention. We will continue sharing these results with members of the US government and local authorities.


Heading into the winter and the New Year, we continue to maintain our position as a facilitator between the US and Japan during these difficult times. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of our offices in the US should you need assistance.


We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

 

Kawamoto Kenichi


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"Snapshots by JETRO New York" features JETRO's latest events and activities that facilitate engagements between the Northeast region of the US and Japan. This Autumn 2020 issue also highlights the webinar series that JETRO New York has hosted.

 

Feel free to click the links to see more details about each article.

 

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JETRO organizes Regional Japan Programs for opportunities to collaborate with Japanese companies in Open Innovation


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Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture YUJI KUROIWA speaks at the 2020 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development


 

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JETRO hosted a webinar on Japanese Companies Responses to the US COVID-19 Pandemic and Business Outlook

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JETRO Organized Digital “SHOWCASE: JAPAN” at Shoppe Object 2020




Snapshots by JETRO New York #4                                     Summer 2020


Message from JETRO USA President Issei Hatakeyama on the impact of COVID-19:

 

I hope you and your family enjoyed a restful July 4th weekend as we continue to tackle the fight against COVID-19.

 

When it comes to the COVID-19 situation in Japan, as of July 14th, the total cases reported were 22,965 and total deaths were 997, according to Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan. While more than 200 cases are being found each day this week, Japan continues to focus on gradually reopening its economy. At the same time, it is being actively discussed how Japanese companies can operate their businesses with COVID-19 in the long-term. The same sentiment is reflected in the surveys we've been working on throughout this pandemic.


In North America, JETRO has held more than 30 webinars, with a wide range of topics such as public assistance programs, explanation of VISA statuses, and various Q&A sessions regarding the impacts of COVID-19.  We will continue organizing business assistance webinars for Japanese companies and we will keep them closely informed on a daily basis by sharing newsletters and updating our website. Provided here is an introduction to JETRO's activities for 2020. If you would like to know more, please contact us.

It is an uncertain and difficult time for all of us. However, please be assured that we at JETRO will continue our very best efforts to support Japanese companies in the United States as well as US companies in Japan by providing factual information and business guidance in a timely manner.


All the best to you and your family from us.

Issei Hatakeyama

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"Snapshots by JETRO New York" features JETRO's latest events and activities that facilitate engagements between the Northeast region of the US and Japan. This Summer 2020 issue also highlights the webinar series that JETRO New York has hosted.

 

Feel free to click the links to see more details about each article.

 

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JETRO Hosted Visa Webinar for Japanese Companies


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JETRO Hosted a Webinar on Business Restarting Guidance and Legal Considerations following the Lifting of Stay-at-Home Orders


 

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JETRO Increases Webinar Events during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

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JETRO Surveys the Impact of COVID-19 for Japanese Companies in the US



 

Snapshots by JETRO New York #3                           Winter-Spring 2020


Message from JETRO USA President Issei Hatakeyama on the impact of COVID-19:

 

First and foremost I hope you, your family, and colleagues are all safe and prepared with necessary resources. To the men and women on the front lines, federal and state officials providing the necessary information to individuals and businesses, and the many essential businesses that are open during this time, we appreciate your tireless efforts and work being done to mitigate this situation as safely as possible.

 

As we tackle the COVID-19 containment in the USA, JETRO has also taken action to close most of its offices in North America. The New York office officially closed its office on March 23rd, as mandated by the state, and all employees are working from home. While this is unprecedented as a Japanese government organization, it is our duty to maintain interaction with Japanese companies in the US during these uncertain times. Staff at JETRO have been working around the clock to survey and communicate with Japanese companies that have been impacted thus far. To this extent, if you have any questions regarding the Japanese companies in your area or if state officials, EDO's, and other organizations have information they would like us to share with Japanese companies, specifically your state’s response and initiatives for businesses, please reach out and we can assist further. We look forward to working with you.

 

All the best to you and your family from us.

 

 

Issei Hatakeyama

 

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"Snapshots by JETRO New York" features JETRO's latest events and activities that facilitate engagements between the Northeast region and Japan. This Winter 2020 issue also highlights the Puerto Rico Trade Mission organized for participating Japanese companies to see the business landscape of the island.

 

Feel free to click the links to see more details about each article.

 

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Dec 11 Puerto Rico Seminar @ New York, NY


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Jan 21-22 Japan Textile Salon in NYC 2020 @ New York, NY


 

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Jan 23 & 27 Kanagawa events @ New York, NY

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Jan 30 Japan Innovation Night in Boston @ Boston, MA



 

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Feb 11 University of Kentucky Career Fair @ Lexington, KY


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Feb 24 Puerto Rico Trade Mission @ Puerto Rico




Snapshots by JETRO New York #2                                Fall-Winter 2019


"Snapshots by JETRO New York" features JETRO’s latest events and activities that facilitate engagements between the Northeast region and Japan. This Fall/Winter 2019 issue also highlights an interview with Felicia Pullam, Regional Manager of East Asia at the Maryland Department of Commerce, who recently organized a trade mission to Japan.

Feel free to click the links to see more details about each article.

 

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Interview with Felicia Pullam, Maryland Department of Commerce

Aug 12 Shoppe Object in New York City @ Pier 36

 

 

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Sept 19 Japan-Virginia Society Meeting @ Richmond, VA

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Nov 15 Kentucky Work Force Development and Recruitment WS @ Frankfort, KY


 

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Nov 20 International Economic Ambassadors Initiative @ Providence, RI


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Jan 21-22 Japan Textile Salon @ New York





Snapshots by JETRO New York #1                                     Summer 2019

 

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Hello everyone. My name is Issey Hatakeyama, President of JETRO New York. I am delighted to introduce our new activities platform, Snapshots by JETRO New York, for state and local governments and economic development organizations, as well as companies located in the US. Specifically, JETRO New York’s activities are based in the east coast region showcasing some of the main events we hold, but we also encourage everyone to understand JETRO’s overall activities throughout the US.

 

As we start this new service, I’d like to extend my invitation to you all, to join JETRO in creating a harmonious relationship between the US and Japan. As some of you know, JETRO has been promoting bilateral relationships between the US and Japan for more than 30 years. Today, we realize this relationship is integral between the two countries, more than ever, and we continue to build a broader communication amongst the public and private community. Our grassroots approach, such as seminars, networking, and personal exchanges, should enhance this bilateral relationship even more.

 

You can lean more about JETRO New York activities HERE.



TechDay

May 2 Tech Day in New York @ Jacob Javits Convention Center

SelectUSA

Jun 10-12 Select USA 2019 @ Washington DC

 

 

NetworkingBreakfast

June 10 Networking Breakfast Meeting @ Washington DC

VirginiaMission

June 12-14 Virginia Mission and Site Tours


 

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