Stretching from Virginia to Maine, the Mid-Atlantic and New England states were part of the Thirteen Original Colonies that declared independence from Great Britain. Owing to its history, heritage and location, these states contain America’s largest population centers and is home to the country’s oldest and most prestigious universities, which have become leading innovators in life sciences, engineering, IT, defense, the arts, and culture.
In New York alone, close to 40,000 Japanese consider the state their home, while more than 300 Japanese-majority owned companies set up operations.
According to the U.S. government, Japanese FDI into the United States has grown to record levels. In the Mid-Atlantic and New England, Japanese companies look to their Americans counterparts not only as a source of innovation but also as a dynamic market for their high-quality products.