There are 13 Japanese companies, such as San-J, Mazda and Maruchan, employing nearly 1,500 workers in the Richmond Region. To support all the newcomers to the area and promote language and culture, local Japanese community has organized Japanese Saturday School and the Japan-Virginia Society. Numerous annual events, such as Asian Festival and mochi-tsuki party, are some of the most popular.

Ideally situated in the heart of the East Coast economic corridor, the Richmond metropolitan area encompasses nearly 14,807 square kilometers (5,717 square miles) and has a population of more than 1.2 million people.

The diverse local economy produces experienced and productive workers with the skills required for 21st century research, production, and headquarters operations. Greater Richmond offers the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion and an average 25-minute commute.

Investments in the United States continue to be an excellent opportunity for international businesses looking to expand operations. The United States attracts capital not only because of lower taxes, but also because of greater U.S. consumer wealth and labor productivity.

The Greater Richmond Partnership has been assisting Japanese-based companies for the last 20 years, and is well equipped and well connected to guide your business through the steps necessary to establish your presence in the Richmond Region.

The GAP program can connect you with pre-qualified servicer providers, easing the transition to the U.S.

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