April 1, 2019
For Immediate Release
Savannah Represented in Delegation to Japan
SAVANNAH, GA (April 1, 2019) — Two members from the City of Savannah Council have been selected to represent the state of Georgia in the inaugural GEN-J Community & Business Trip to Japan as part of The Japan America Society of Georgia (JASG).
Mayor Pro Tem Carol Bell and District 4 Alderman Julian Miller will be joining other Georgia government leaders including Dublin Mayor Phil Best, Americus City Council Member Daryl Dowdell and Athens-Clarke County Manager Blaine Williams.
“The itinerary is a robust one affording meetings with Japanese companies, Daikin Industries, Denso Corporation, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation,” offers JASG Executive Director Yoshi Domoto. “We (JASG) have a unique and important part to play as the state's foremost bridge between Japan and Georgia, between Japanese visitors and Georgia's citizens, between Georgia's corporations and Japanese markets, and between Japanese and American families in Georgia.”
Georgia is regarded as the center of Japanese industry in the Southeastern United States. Japanese-affiliated companies have invested over $10.4 billion in Georgia, where 547 Japanese-affiliated companies currently operate. Together, these companies employ nearly 37,000 workers state-wide.
(Mayor Pro Tem Carol Bell)
(Alderman Julian Miller)