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Jun 30, 2023

The Greater San Antonio region alone is home to around 1,700 Japanese and Japanese-American citizens and more than 12 Japanese multinational corporations, among them Futaba Industrial Co., Toyoda Gosei Texas LLC, and Toyotetsu Texas Inc. It also hosts Toyota’s largest facility in North America (roughly 9.3 million sq. meters), which assembles the Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV.

Hosting more than a dozen Japanese multinationals, Greater San Antonio has proven to be an ideal location for foreign companies, like Toyota.

Attracting more than 39 million tourists every year, the Greater San Antonio region is one of Texas’ top holiday destinations. But there is more to the region than its Spanish colonial cathedral and missions, its stunning parks and gardens and its world-class resorts and theme parks.

Located in Bexar County, the city of San Antonio is home to resilient and diverse industries, a strong labor force of 1.2 million, and first-class corporate and industrial facilities that give the region an abundance of business opportunities.

“San Antonio, and by extension Bexar County, serve as a fantastic platform for success. We want companies to see the value of doing business in our region. Aside from our geographical strength, which gives businesses easy access to both Mexico and the U.S., they will also be part of a hardworking and loyal community,” said Bexar County Economic and Community Development Executive Director David Marquez.

Marquez hopes to see more Japanese companies move to San Antonio, particularly those in advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, stressing that the region’s business environment perfectly fits the criteria of Japanese businesses looking for a home in the U.S.

San Antonio’s ties to Japan are long-standing and deep. Earlier this year,  Peter Sakai, a second-generation Japanese American, was sworn in as the Bexar County judge.

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