New Director of VEDP(Virginia Economic Development Partnership) Japan Office
Kei Sakaguchi(Mr.) is new director of VEDP(Virginia Economic Development Partnership) Japan office as from August 1st 2022.
email address:
Phone: +81-3-5778-7568(no change)

Tommy (Yutaka) Okutomi will stay until September 30th for job transfer.
November ASOA General Meeting with guest speaker Mr. Taizen Okamura of Money Partners Group Co., Ltd.
The November 2020 ASOA General Meeting was held online, featuring guest speaker Mr. Taizen Okamura, President and Representative Director of Money Partners Group Co., Ltd. Mr. Okamura presented on cryptocurrency and considerations for the market in Japan and overseas.
September 2020 ASOA General Meeting with guest speaker Prince C. Phillips of WeWork Japan
The September ASOA General Meeting was held online on September 15, 2020. This month's guest speaker was Mr. Prince C. Phillips, Senior Acct. Director, Global Accounts with WeWork Japan. Mr. Phillips spoke on 'Co-Working Spaces in the Gig Economy'.
1st General Meeting of 2020 with R-CUBES' President Mr. Yoshihiro Sasaki
ASOA's first general meeting of 2020 was held on January 28th. The featured guest speaker was Mr. Yoshihiro Sasaki, President of R-CUBES. R-CUBES (formerly known as Funai Service Corporation) is a cutting-edge reverse logistics company with its US base in Ohio. Mr. Sasaki discussed R-CUBES' strategy for US expansion, challenges related to reverse logistics in the modern retail landscape, how new technologies are changing the logistics industry, etc.

Ifia/HFE 2019 ASOA attend

5/22-24/2019 ASOA attended at Ifia/HFE Japan 2019.
This exhibition is International Food, Food materials, addtives exhibition. From growing interests of Japanese foods internationally and health food movement, Many visitors are
coming to this exhibition.
Mr.Satoh introduced ASOA and ASOA activity at Overseas business entry support seminar held in May 24.
Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Japan Office will be relocated to address below as from December 18th;
Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Japan Office will be relocated to address below as from December 18th;
Email address will not be changed.

【New Address】
11th Floor, Aoyama Palacio Tower
3-6-7, Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan

Tel: +81-3-5778-7568
Fax: +81-3-5778-7569
ASOA Booth at Nano Tech 2017

ASOA Booth at SEMICON Japan 2016

ASOA member states Mississippi and Iowa will host the ASOA booth alongside the US Embassy sponsored ‘US Pavilion’ space at SEMICON 2016

About SEMICON Japan:

Digitalization or Internet of Things is transforming our society, life and business, and expected to drive the electronics demands in the future. Our industry also experienced unprecedented consolidation that change the entire electronics supply chain.

Attend, exhibit and be a part of SEMICON Japan, which brings together new markets, technologies and players, when you seek out growth opportunities in the completely different business landscape.

Event Name: SEMICON Japan 2016

Dates: Wednesday, December 14 - Friday, December 16, 2016

ASOA Directory, Update
ASOA Directory was updated.
Membership List, Update
Membership List was updated.
Board Members, Update
Board Members was updated.
Notice from Alabama Department of Commerce
Effective from December 31st 2015, Alabama Liaison Office in Japan will be closed
followed by the closure of the Alabama Department of Commerce Japan Office in Aoyama Minato-Ku Tokyo at the end of September this year.

Alabama State Government appreciates your long time (Approx. 9 years since 2006) supports to our office and its activities (Trade, FDI and Tourism) in Japan.

For any inquiries about the state, please e-mail us at

We appreciate your kind understanding to this decision.
Lastly, we thank you for your supports to 38th Japan- South-East U.S. Annual Joint Meeting (November this year @ Birmingham Alabama)
Alabama Department of Commerce Japan Office has the new address and the office name (October 1st)
Effective from October 1st, our Japan office becomes as Alabama liaison Office
with the new address.
For details please visit the State Office list of this web-site by clicking Alabama.
Condoleezza Rice to address SEUS Japan joint forum in Birmingham

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