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California–Japan relations

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California-Japan relations

California

Japan

California–Japan relations are the relations between the US State of California and Japan. The Japanese Consolates-General for California are located in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

History[edit]

In 1860, the first official Japanese delegation to US arrived in San Francisco

In 2014, the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Japanese ambassador, Kenichiro Sasae. The specific areas in which they agreed to cooperate included climate change, high-speed rail, renewable energy and zero-emission vehicles.[1]

Economic links[edit]

California has been the primary focus of Japanese investment in the USA. In 1987, about 32000 Japanese manufacturing workers were located in California.[2] In the early 1990s, Japanese banks were making about 35% of all commercial and industrial loans in California.[3]


Japanese Californians[edit]

Japanese Californians
日系カリフォルニア人
Nikkei Kariforuniajin
Total population
274,846
449,858 including partial ancestry
(2014 Census)[4]
Regions with significant populations
Southern California, especially Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Japanese Californians (日系カリフォルニア人, Nikkei Kariforuniajin) are Californian Japanese Americans who are fully or partially of Japanese descent, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics. Japanese Californians were among the largest Asian American communities in California with the largest population, in North America, in Torrance which holds the most dense Japanese American population in the 48 contiguous states.[5][6]

Comparison[edit]

California California Japan Japan
Population 38,802,500 127,590,000
Area 423,970 km2 (163,696 sq mi) 377,873 km2 (145,883 sq mi)
Population Density 95/km2 (246/sq mi) 337.6/km2 (874.4/sq mi)
Capital Sacramento Tokyo
Largest City Los Angeles – 4,030,904 (13,131,431 Metro) Tokyo – 12,790,000 (32,450,000 Metro)
Government U.S. state presidential constitutional republic Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
First Head of State Governor of Alta California Gaspar de Portolá Emperor Jimmu (mythical)
Current Head of State Governor Jerry Brown Emperor Akihito
First Head of Government Governor Peter Hardeman Burnett Prime Minister Itō Hirobumi
Current Head of Government Governor Jerry Brown Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Official languages English (none at federal level) None (Japanese de facto)
GDP (nominal) US$16.7 trillion ($56,365 per capita) US$5.855 trillion ($45,774 per capita)

See also[edit]


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  • Pacific Movement of the Eastern World

References[edit]

  1. "California, Japan sign memorandum of cooperation", Rafu Shimpo, 9 September 2014
  2. Jonathan Morris, ed. (2002), Japan and the Global Economy: Issues and Trends in the 1990s, Routledge, p. 78, ISBN 9781134921799
  3. Tomohiko Taniguchi (1993), Japan's Banks and the "bubble Economy" of the Late 1980s, Center of International Studies, Princeton University, p. 3
  4. "Race Reporting for the Asian Population by Selected Categories: 2010". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  5. "Redirect". Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  6. [1]

External links[edit]

Website of diplomatic missions[edit]

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