• Richmond has a Sister City relationship with Saitama City
  • More than 10,000 Japanese speakers live in Virginia and nearly 1,000 in the Richmond Region
  • Direct access to Tokyo from Washington Dulles
  • International partnerships and exchange programs with several Japanese universities, including Kansai Gaidai University  (University of Richmond) and Nagoya Gakuin University (Randolph-Macon College)
  • The most active organizations in the region include Japan-Virginia Society, Richmond Japanese Saturday School, Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Japanese Embassy and Consulate in the U.S. (Washington, D.C.)
  • Local business and cultural resources include the Richmond Japanese Language and Culture Club, Asian-American Festival, Asia Blooms, and Virginia Asian Chamber Gala