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Four Related Regional Associations

Japan-Midwest U.S. Association

Chairman Yuzaburo Mogi
(Honorary CEO and
Chairman of the Board,
Kikkoman Corp.)
Founded 1967
Member States Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin

The first 16 meetings of the Association alternated between Chicago and Tokyo.
Since then, the meeting has rotated among the Midwest states, and a total of 49 meetings had been held by September 2017.

Japan-U.S. Southeast Association

Chairman Teruo Asada
(Chairman of the Board,
Marubeni Corporation)
Founded 1975
Member States Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

The association's meetings regularly attract the attendance of state governors and business leaders from the seven southeast states, and Japanese business leaders.
The joint meeting alternates between Japan and the U.S. and rotates through the U.S. States. And a total of 40 meetings has been held to date.

Japan-Western Americas Association

Founded 1965
Member States the western U.S., Canada and Mexico

Initiated largely by business people working in the west coast, by October 1993 the association had held 29 Senior Executive Meeting and 46 Professional Committee Meetings. The two meetings were subsequently combined, and a total of 86 meetings has been held to date.

Japan-U.S. Southern Association

Founded 1969
Member States Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico and Oklahoma

In the first 20 years after the Association's formation, meetings were held 18 times in Texas and eight times in Louisiana. In October 1995, the association expanded to include Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Since 1995, the joint meeting has alternated between Japan and the U.S. South.

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