Japan's total export value to Oregon was about $2.1 billion while Oregon's export value to Japan was $1.5 billion in 2021. In the same year, the value of Japan's export to and import from Idaho amounted to about $263 million and $209 million respectively. There are more than 150 Japanese companies operating in this region.
The Consular Office of Japan in Portland encourages the healthy flow of trade and investment between Japan and Oregon/Idaho.

Doing Business in Japan

With its growing economy, a huge and sophisticated market, innovative business environment/infrastructure and a safe and comfortable living, Japan is a highly attractive business and investment destination. Local regions in Japan also provide abundant business opportunities, many potential partners capable of innovation and company-friendly business environments.

If you are interested in exploring business opportunities in Japan, please feel free to contact us.
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO*) can also provide you with detailed information and professional assistance.

*JETRO is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.

Doing Business in Oregon/Idaho

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has been engaging in tandem with the diplomatic missions in supporting Japanese nationals and companies in order to promote expanding businesses overseas.

Our points of contact in Portland are listed below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any problems or requests.

Japanese Business Support Officer: Consul SHIGEHISA Naoto
Phone:+1 (503) 221-1811
Fax +1 (503) 224-8936

Our Activities

Working closely with Japanese business people, the Japanese Business Association of Portland, and other related organizations, we are in contact with executives and agencies of the state government, major cities, etc., to exchange views on solving various problems faced by Japanese companies and improving the business environment. We also collect information on policy trends and economic and social conditions. If you have any requests or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Japanese Business Support Officer.

Ambassador Tomita and Governor Brown

Ambassador to the U.S. TOMITA Koji exchanges views with Oregon Governor Kate Brown (Consul General SHIGA and others in attendance, March 2022)

Activities in Idaho