Welcome from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

Welcome to our website dedicated to our long-standing relationship with Japan. In my administration, we are focusing heavily on economic growth and expanding Nebraska’s trade relationships and we have no better partner than Japan.

For more than four decades, Japan has been a key trade and investment partner for Nebraska. Japan is the state’s largest foreign direct investor, having invested more than $4.4 billion into the state since 2010. Here in the state, we are honored to have around 50 Japanese-owned businesses located right here in our borders.

What makes Nebraska so appealing to Japanese businesses is our hard-working and well-educated citizens, our great infrastructure, the ease of transportation throughout the US, our low utility costs, and our high quality of life. Global industry leaders are choosing to expand in Nebraska, as the state consistently ranks among the top ten states in the nation in the categories of friendliest regulatory climates, quality of life, cost of doing business, best state to make a living, and being a pro-business state.

All these factors lead to our Japanese partners being extremely active in our state, with the Japanese business community growing and thriving in Nebraska. We believe trade and investment should be a mutually beneficial partnership and we have a great partner in Japan. We look forward to growing this relationship together for years to come.

Pete Ricketts
State of Nebraska

Nebraska Center Japan