12/101/13 – 5:10 A.M.
Economic relations between the U.S., Japan, and China were a topic of discussion when Japan’s new Midwestern ambassador spoke in Findlay Monday. Consul general Kazuyuki Katayama recently took over the post, and also reaffirmed business relationships with area companies while speaking to the Rotary Club according to the Courier.
Katayama told those on hand that the U.S. and Japan can’t dismiss China’s increasing global business influence. He went on to say China’s gross domestic product has almost quadrupled during the past decade. Because of that, Katayama said both nations have to encourage China to play a responsible role in the economic community.
On the topic of U.S.-Japanese business relations, Katayama said Ohio continues to lead the U.S. as Japan’s top foreign investor. He added that Findlay is a big part of that, with seven Japanese companies located here and 290 Japanese nationals living in the area.
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