The fourth-largest source of foreign direct investment in Texas, Japan has accounted for for more than 200 investments and projects over the last decade. This year marks a milestone in relations between the two sides as the Japan America Society of Houston celebrates its 50th anniversary and U.S.-Japan Council holds the first Japan-Texas summit in the same city in May.
The Japan Times, in partnership with Global Media Inc., is set to publish a Special Report on Texas in July. Tentatively headlined “Thriving through Trade,” the special report will explore how and why Japanese presence has increased significantly in the state and the personalities behind this growth. It will also highlight the best of Texas to potential Japanese partners.