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From the Boardroom

Dec 29, 2014
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“It is the people of Minnesota that reveal the deep and abiding similarities with the people of Japan. Minnesotans possess Midwestern values of family, the importance of relationship building, individual responsibility, personal integrity and the value of education.”

- J. Bernard van Lierop, Executive Director, Japan America Society of Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“(There are) logistical and geographical advantages; readily available land to build; friendly and open-minded people; the Midwestern values (family-focused, hardworking ethic); and its political value.”

- Akisa Fukuzawa, Executive Director, Japan America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We choose to be in Ohio because it is a great place to do business. The cost of living is cheaper and the educational opportunities are spectacular so we can attract high quality employees for our business.”

- Marty Toomajian, President, Battelle Energy, Health & Environment    

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U.S. Midwest 2014 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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