Japanese companies eye Texas for investment

Japanese companies, collectively the top foreign investors and job creators in the U.S., are increasingly interested in expanding their Texas footprint.

More than 1,800 Japanese companies are looking to invest in the U.S., particularly Texas, which ranked as the most promising market nationally, according to a survey by the Japan External Trade Organization. In recent years, several major Japanese companies, such as Toyota, Kubota and Daikin, have established their North American headquarters in the Lone Star state.

“We are wholeheartedly promoting your state,” Shigeki Maeda, the executive vice president of JETRO, said Tuesday at the U.S.-Japan Council’s Japan-Texas economic summit in Houston...

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