September 30, 2016


US soybean industry marks 60th year of trade with Japan


The US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) recently marked the industry's six decades of work in Japan with a reception in Tokyo.


Around 250 industry partners were in attendance in the reception held on September 12. The event featured remarks by dignitaries including US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Japan Oilseed and Processors Association President Takao Imamura.


A number of women leaders who represented USSEC at the reception also took part in a luncheon dialogue on women in leadership with female members of Japan's oilseeds and soybean industry.


The American Soybean Association opened its first overseas representative office in Tokyo in 1956. Since then, the US soybean industry has been working in partnership with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service to create market opportunities for US soybeans and soybean products in Japan.
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