What We Do

Promoting Business Ties with Japan

North Carolina’s economic relationship with Japan was the primary consideration behind the NC Japan Center’s creation, and remains an important focus of Center activities. The Center cooperates with state and local economic development agencies and business organizations to foster increased exports to Japan and to facilitate Japanese investment in our state. We endeavor to make North Carolina a welcoming environment in which Japanese people can live and work, and Japanese companies can do business.

Business-related Activities

List of Japanese businesses in North Carolina

Board of Advisors


Fostering Academic Collaboration

The NC Japan Center promotes Japan-related studies and linkages at our home institution, NC State. The Center is also a statewide resource and assists pre-college educational organizations, as well as other colleges and universities in North Carolina, to enhance Japan-related instruction.

Academic Activities

NC State Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese Language and Japan Studies)

Academic Advisory Committee


Serving the General Public

The NC Japan Center seeks to foster a greater understanding of Japan in North Carolina and to welcome Japanese people who come to North Carolina, helping them adapt to and thrive in their host state. We also host numerous cultural events, workshops, and a full range of non-credit Japanese courses throughout the year to educate the North Carolinian public about Japanese culture and language.

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