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Jun 08, 2020

The Japanese lifeline in Southern California

Still the home to majority of Americans of Japanese descent, Southern California hosts nearly 900 Japanese companies, which accounts for more than 80,000 jobs and pays an estimated $6.1 billion in wages annually. It also remains the largest foreign investor nation in the area.

Los Angeles 2020 / Pharmaceuticals & Medical Technology
Jun 08, 2020

High-precision focus for the future

In Southern California's own "jungle," Noritsu successfully evolved to survive the disruption in the commercial photo printing industry. Set up in Buena Park in 1978 as the North American subsidiary of what is now Noritsu Precision Co., Noritsu America Corp. has loyally s...

Los Angeles 2020 / Economic Development
Jun 08, 2020

Torrance: Growth driven by Japanese partners

Torrance has always valued its Japanese businesses and will continue to do so. Amid the ongoing global turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Torrance is gradually reopening for business. In the past year, the city welcomed back Sanrio and Oriental Motor. On the roa...

Los Angeles 2020 / Information Technology
Jun 08, 2020

Calsoft Systems provides complete business technology solutions

When starting Calsoft Systems 25 years ago, CEO Nem Bajra foresaw the exciting potential of technology and had a vision to contribute to society by "putting humanity into IT." Amid the continuing rise of globalization, Bajra knew that every business would need cutting-edg...

Los Angeles 2020 / Services
Jun 08, 2020

Eureka Global Solutions: Your trusted partner in navigating U.S. regulations and markets

Having worked for large multinational corporations for many years, Toshiko Boyd had long nurtured a goal of founding her own company to help others. That deep and broad experience sharpened her research abilities, leadership skills and effective decision-making ability, r...

Los Angeles 2020 / Food & Beverage
Jun 08, 2020

Myojo USA: Packing the right flavor for the market

Headquartered in Chino, California, Myojo USA started with udon before eventually adding ramen and yakisoba, as well as gyoza and wonton wrappers to its offerings. Unlike its parent company in Japan, which sells dry instant noodle products, Myojo USA's products are made f...

Los Angeles 2020 / Food & Beverage
Jun 08, 2020

Fuji Natural Foods: Safety is top-of-mind

For more than 40 years, Fuji Natural Foods has actively advocated for higher food quality and safety standards in the United States. Beginning its operations in 1979 as a sprout grower in California, Fuji has developed a food safety plan that has played an important role ...

Los Angeles 2020 / Food & Beverage
Jun 08, 2020

Ajinomoto Foods: Preserving healthy eating in the Americas

Although the Ajinomoto Group has built its global reputation on its popular seasonings and sauces, Ajinomoto Foods North America has been among the leading frozen foods manufacturer in the region. Present for more than 100 years in the United States, it continues to play ...

Los Angeles 2020 / Food & Beverage
Jun 08, 2020

AKT Trading: Growing Asian food culture in the U.S.

Based in Torrance in Los Angeles County, AKT Trading Inc. has introduced many products that satisfy Americans' craving for Japanese food across the country. "This has always been my dream: to further serve as a bridge between the two cultures," said AKT Trading Inc. P...

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