Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.

Japan

About
Japan is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean made up of more than 3,000 different islands. Its four main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, there are all connected by a series of bridges and tunnels (3).

Japan in 2013 stood as the fourth-largest economy in the world after second-place China, which surpassed Japan in 2001, and third-place India, which edged out Japan in 2012 (1).

Japan’s natural resources include negligible mineral resources and fish (2). Its economy is structured as followed (in % of GDP): services 73.2%, industry 25.6% and agriculture 1.1% (2013) (1).

Japan’s agriculture products include rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit, pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs and fish (1). Its industries include motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods (1).

Japan’s top exports commodities include transport equipment, motor vehicles, semiconductors, electrical machinery and chemicals (2). Its top imports commodities include machinery and equipment, petroleum, coal, liquid natural gas, foodstuffs, chemicals, and raw materials (2).

Japan’s mains ports and terminals are Chiba, Kawasaki, Kiire, Kisarazu, Kobe, Mizushima, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo and Yohohama (2).


Trade Statistics
Japan was the United States' 4rd largest goods trading partner with $204 billion in total goods trade during 2013 (4). In 2013, Japan was also the United States' 4th largest goods export and import market (4). In 2012, United-States was Japan’s 2nd main export and import partner (1). Florida’s top exports to Japan: Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers, Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Bundles, Optical Fiber Cables, Civilian Aircraft, Engines, and Parts, Polyamides In Primary Forms, Chemical Wood pulp, Dissolving Grades, Chemical wood pulp and Citrus Fruit. Florida’s top imports from Japan: Motor Cars and Vehicles for Transporting Persons, Turbojets, Turbo propellers and other Gas Turbines, Transmission Apparatus for Radiotelephony, Motor Vehicles for Transport of Goods (5).

The U.S.-Japan Economic Harmonization Initiative was launched in November 2010, it is a new bilateral Initiative that aims to contribute to both countries’ economic growth by promoting cooperation to harmonize approaches that facilitate trade, address business climate and individual issues, and advance coordination on regional issues of common interest (4). 


Trade Numbers
  • United States’ goods and private services trade with Japan in 2012: $290 billion (4)
  • United States’ goods and services import from Japan in 2012: $173 billion (4)
  • United States’ goods and services export to Japan in 2012: $116 billion (4)
  • United States’ goods import from Japan in 2013: $138.5 billion – (a 5.4% decrease ($7.9 billion) from 2012) (4)
  • United States’ goods exports to Japan in 2013: $65.1 billion - (down 6.9% ($4.8 billion) from 2012) (4)
  • Florida’s merchandise exports to Japan in 2013: 632.8 Millions of US Dollars (5)
  • Florida’s merchandise imports from Japan in 2013:  6,238.8 Millions of US Dollars (5)
  • Total Merchandise Trade between Florida and Japan in 2013: 6,871.6 Millions of US Dollars (5)
  • Imports from Japan to Tampa Port Authority in 2010: $8,401,712 (6)
  • Exports from Tampa Port Authority to Japan in 2010: $71,963,580 (6)

Export Companies 
Japan owns 40 companies in Tampa Bay (7)

Company City Parent Country # of Employees 6 Digit NAICS Titles
7-Eleven, Inc. Oldsmar Japan 1000 to 2999 445120 - Convenience Stores
Accu-Time Systems, Inc. Sarasota Japan <10 334518 - Watch, Clock, and Part Manufacturing
Bare Escentuals, Inc. Wesley Chapel Japan 10 to 29 446120 - Cosmetics, Beauty Supplies, and Perfume Stores
Bosley, Inc. Tampa Japan <10 812199 - Other Personal Care Services
Breco Couplings, Inc Plant City Japan 10 to 29 332996 - Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
Canon Business Solutions, Inc. Tampa Japan 50 to 99 423420 - Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Cantex Inc Auburndale Japan 100 to 299 335932 - Noncurrent-Carrying Wiring Device Manufacturing
Carroll's, Inc. Tampa Japan 10 to 29 423130 - Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers
Cook Batson Company Tampa Japan 50 to 99 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Cruise One, Inc. Hernando Japan <10 561510 - Travel Agencies
Els Educational Services, Inc. Saint Petersburg Japan 10 to 29 611699 - All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
Helena Chemical Company Tampa Japan 50 to 99 325320 - Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Keyence Corp of America Tampa Japan <10 423690 - Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Kinkisharyo (usa), Inc. Palm Harbor Japan <10 331111 - Iron and Steel Mills
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Tampa Japan 100 to 299 423420 - Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Kumon North America, Inc. Tampa Japan <10 611699 - All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
Linder Industrial Machinery Company Plant City Japan 100 to 299 423810 - Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merc
Maruka U.S.A. Inc. Largo Japan <10 423830 - Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Master-Halco, Inc. Tampa Japan 50 to 99 331222 - Steel Wire Drawing
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. Tampa Japan 10 to 29 423830 - Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Lakeland Japan <10 446110 - Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Mizkan Americas, Inc. Lake Alfred Japan <10 311942 - Spice and Extract Manufacturing
Mobile Homeowners Insurance Agencies Inc Clearwater Japan 50 to 99 524210 - Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Morgan Tire & Auto, Inc. Tampa Japan 500 to 999 441320 - Tire Dealers
Nec Corporation of America Tampa Japan <10 443112 - Radio, Television, and Other Electronics Stores
Oce North America, Inc. Tampa Japan 10 to 29 423420 - Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Pilkington North America Inc Tampa Japan 10 to 29 423120 - Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Raymond Handling Consultants, L.C. Lakeland Japan 30 to 49 423830 - Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Ricoh Americas Corporation Tampa Japan 100 to 299 453998 - All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (except Tobacco Stores)
Sega Entertainment USA Inc Tampa Japan 50 to 99 713990 - All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
SMC Corporation of America Tampa Japan 10 to 29 335314 - Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturing
Sony Electronics Inc. Tampa Japan 10 to 29 443112 - Radio, Television, and Other Electronics Stores
Sulphuric Acid Trading Co. Inc. Tampa Japan <10 424690 - Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
Sun Chemical Corporation Plant City Japan 10 to 29 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Tbc Retail Group, Inc. Saint Petersburg Japan 300 to 499 441310 - Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Trafficstrategies.com LLC Tampa Japan <10 541613 - Marketing Consulting Services
Valley National Gases WV LLC Pinellas Park Japan 30 to 49 424690 - Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
Verio, Inc. Tampa Japan <10 517919 - All Other Telecommunications
Western International Gas & Cylinders, Inc. Tampa Japan <10 213112 - Support Activities for Oil and Gas Field Operations
Yaskawa America, Inc. Oldsmar Japan <10 423610 - Electrical Apparatus and Equipment, Wiring Supplies and Related Equip



References
  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ja.html
  2. http://www.infoplease.com/country/japan.html
  3. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Japan.aspx#
  4. http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/japan-korea-apec/japan
  5. http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/profile-fl-top-trade-partners-japan.pdf
  6. http://www.worldportsource.com/trade/byPort/JPN/USA_FL_Tampa_Port_Authority_96.php
  7. http://www.tampabay.org/sites/default/files/NEW%202011%20FDI%20STUDY_0.pdf