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Feb 21, 2020

Long-time partners find new areas for growth

This year marks the 160th anniversary since the escort ship Kanrin Maru sailed into San Francisco, carrying onboard a Japanese diplomatic delegation. From 1860 until the turn of the century, a wave of Japanese immigrants regularly set sail for Northern California, seeking a new life and bringing with them traits that made them valuable members of their adopted country - resourcefulness and industriousness.

Northern California 2020 / Food & Beverage
Feb 21, 2020

Azuma Foods: Combining East and West

Thirty years since setting up its first overseas operation in California, Japanese food manufacturer Azuma Foods now has a customer roster of 300 companies, which include some of America's largest retailers like Costco and Whole Foods. As Japanese food becomes more po...

Northern California 2020 / Food & Beverage
Feb 21, 2020

ShoEi Foods USA: Shelling out excellence in Northern California

Over the past 10 years, ShoEi Foods USA's walnut business has grown large enough to meet rising demand from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the USA. Adopting high Japanese-quality standards, ShoEi's walnuts have gained recognition as among the best in the world. As ...

Northern California 2020 / Food & Beverage
Feb 21, 2020

Tejava tea by Crystal Geyser Water Company: A natural choice for the American market

Northern California is a well-established source of the world's finest products and services, as the region's demographic diversity and progressive culture allow companies to test the viability of their products. Such is the story of Tejava, the first brand of unsweet...

Northern California 2020 / Information Technology
Feb 21, 2020

Allied Telesis: Secured for success

Founded by Takayoshi Oshima in 1987, Allied Telesis is among the few pioneers that survived cut-throat competition because of its vital products and services, as well as its commitment to innovate. It has more than 160 global patents and runs sales and research and develo...

Northern California 2020 / Information Technology
Feb 21, 2020

Kintone: the future of the digital workspace

In 2010, amid increasing digitalization and cloud computing, Japan-based Cybozu saw a need to create a platform that fostered more collaboration and more transparent communication among teams in the workplace while empowering individual workers. That platform was Kint...

Northern California 2020 / Information Technology
Feb 21, 2020

Fujitsu Computer Products of America: Scanning the horizons for new opportunities

In the modern world, the Fujitsu brand has become synonymous with quality and satisfaction. Across its many different subsidiaries, the Japanese tech giant has earned that reputation, and reflects the country's world-renowned style of business through its commitment to ex...

Northern California 2020 / Economic Development
Feb 21, 2020

San Jose: the urban center of Silicon Valley

As the largest city in Northern California, the city of San Jose is home to global companies seeking the benefits of operating in its rich ecosystem of manufacturing, research, prototyping, engineering and marketing. Companies such as Olympus, ANA, Sony, Kawasaki Robo...

Northern California 2020 / Economic Development
Feb 21, 2020

Mineta San Jose International Airport: Soaring to new heights

For many travelers, an airport is the gateway to their destination. For those traveling to and from Silicon Valley, Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) offers easy access, modern facilities and excellent service to more than 1 million residents of San Jose and mor...

Northern California 2020 / Economic Development
Feb 21, 2020

Port of Stockton: Japan's port of choice

Breaking its record for the fifth year in a row, the Port of Stockton handled 4.5 million metric tons of cargo in 2019, a direct result of its management's agility to adapt to an ever-changing global market and prudent handling of its financial resources. The port is ...

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