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Northwest USA 2017
Oct 27, 2017

An unassuming region of economic growth

As 2017 draws to a close, relations between Japan and the United States continued to thrive amid uncertain times. But as the two countries reaffirmed their solidarity and expressed their commitment to a common future, the northwest region of the United States capitalized on its geographical proximity to Japan to highlight its advantages as a reliable trade partner and investment location.

Northwest USA 2017 / California
Oct 27, 2017

Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine aims to cure the incurable

At least 280 million people worldwide live with rare genetic diseases. For many of them, the disease’s underlying cause is well defined, yet eludes definitive treatment. Stem cell and gene therapies hold enormous promise for curing these conditions by engineering cells ...

Northwest USA 2017 / California
Oct 27, 2017

Reaping the fruits of craftsmanship

With more than 150 years of experience, California’s prune growers have developed best practices that produce world-class fruit and generate more than $200 million in farm gate value every year. The state’s rich valley soil, favorable climate and “California Grow...

Northwest USA 2017 / California
Oct 27, 2017

HTL: A Japanese team player

When Hilltop Technology Laboratory (HTL) launched its business in 2013, it had a simple vision: to serve U.S. companies like a good neighbor. Although the Japanese company ventured into a new market with no clients, Hilltop offered unique services that attracted 47 client...

Northwest USA 2017 / Oregon
Oct 27, 2017

Mentor is industry pacesetter

With over 35 years of experience in the field of electronic design automation, Mentor (formerly Mentor Graphics) has been at the forefront of the industry and further consolidated its global status following its acquisition by German automation giant Siemens in 2016. M...

Northwest USA 2017 / Oregon
Oct 27, 2017

Salem: A growing momentum

Playing a pivotal role in Oregon’s history, the City of Salem continues to be a leader in promoting the state’s innovative business climate, natural resources and workforce. The state’s capital and second-largest city, Salem is a preferred investment location. ...

Northwest USA 2017 / Oregon
Oct 27, 2017

Oregon’s Tualatin Valley: Where tradition meets innovation

Located between Portland and the Oregon Coast along the Pacific Ocean, Tualatin Valley is a safe, convenient and affordable destination that combines tradition with innovation. Just minutes from downtown Portland, this is the perfect home base with access to the best o...

Northwest USA 2017 / Washington State
Oct 27, 2017

Filson stays faithful to its American heritage

Few retailers have defied expectations by thriving in an industry characterized by fleeting trends and changing buying habits like Filson has. Visit any Filson store or their website and the brand’s century-plus history comes to life. For the last 120 years, Filson h...

Northwest USA 2017 / Washington State
Oct 27, 2017

Tacoma: Home to America’s Mount Fuji and world-class innovative businesses

Pierce County surrounds visitors and businesses with beauty. From the Cascade Mountains in the east to lovely Puget Sound in the west, the county never fails to amaze. It’s home to majestic Mount Rainier, a 4,392 m peak that locals call their Mount Fuji. Pierce Count...

Northwest USA 2017 / Washington State
Oct 27, 2017

Kibun Foods: Success with the right partners

When Kibun Foods Inc. entered the U.S. market in 1978, the Japanese company chose Seattle for its base because the city is renowned as the epicenter for Alaska pollock, the biggest ingredient used in its food products. Nearly 40 years later, Kibun Foods (U.S.A.), Inc. ...

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