Each year the President of the United States proclaims one week in May as World Trade Week, providing an opportunity to reflect on the importance of international commerce to the quality of American life. In 2009 U.S. exports exceeded $1 trillion and supported millions of American jobs.
During World Trade Week the U.S. Department of Commerce presents Certificates of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade to recognize foreign business partners, trade associations, and others for supporting U.S. export development and for creating opportunities for U.S businesses through trade.
Congratulations to Japan's 2010 Certificate Recipients!
Cosmetic Importers Association of Japan (CIAJ)
Presented to Chairperson Reiko B. Lyster and Executive Director Fumisuke Nozaki, for CIAJ’s tireless efforts to help U.S. cosmetics exporters increase market share in Japan.
Growing Home Build
Presented to Yoshitaka and Yumiko Sugiyama, for Growing Home Build’s considerable efforts to promote American-style designs and to use U.S. building materials for new homes in the Hokkaido area of northern Japan.
The Japan Financial News Co., Ltd. (NIKKIN)
Presented to Senior Managing Director Kenichi Iho and Reporter Nao Kawai, for NIKKIN’s significant and continuous efforts to promote U.S. technology exporters in Japan.
Patchwork Tsushin Co., Ltd.
Presented to Editorial Director Naomi Ichikawa, for Patchwork Tsushin's promotion of the United States as a preferred destination for Japanese outbound travelers.
Presented to General Manager of Sales Kazuhide Nanashima, for Sankosha Corporation’s remarkable success in introducing and selling U.S. technology and equipment exports in Japan.
Ueno Shokai Co. Ltd.
Presented to Commercial Division Executive Director Tsuyoshi Shimoji, and Merchandiser and Assistant Director Kiichi Iizuka, for Ueno Shokai’s highly successful partnership with a U.S. outerwear exporter, resulting in soaring sales in Japan for this U.S. firm.
Washino Machinery Co., Ltd.
Presented to President Yoji Washino, for Washino Machinery’s considerable success in helping U.S. exporters partner with Japanese companies in Central Japan.