What is The Southeast
Created in 1976, the
Southeast U.S./Japan Association has a Japan counterpart, the
Japan-U.S. Southeast Association. The Japanese Association's
membership includes Japan's top business leaders and government
officials. Membership in the Southeast U.S./Japan Association is open
to residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and includes both private and public
On a rotational basis, each of the eight states serves as "Host and
Co-Host State" for a two-year term and assumes leadership of the
Association during that period. Florida last hosted the joint
meeting in Orlando in October 2006, and before that in 1992 and in
1978 under this rotation system.
is Florida Delegation, SEUS/Japan?
Incorporated in 1980, Florida Delegation, Southeast U.S./Japan
Association, Inc. is Florida's leading private, non-profit statewide
organization devoted to promoting increased trade, investment and
friendship ties between Florida and Japan through an annual joint
meeting and other programs and events.
Florida Delegation Do?
To achieve the above stated mission, Florida Delegation plays an
active role in the eight-state Southeast U.S. Japan Association, and
works closely with the Florida Department of State, the Governor's
Office, Enterprise Florida and other economic development