With Thanksgiving behind us, we are getting closer to holidays, festive gatherings with friends and family and the hope and excitement that comes with ringing in a new year. And it’s during this season of thanks and reflection, when we at JAMA USA like to recognize our members’ impact on the communities around the country they call home.
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JAMA emphasizes the importance of broad and flexible incentives, consumer choice, and partnerships with allies, like Japan, to get more clean vehicles on American roads.
In reflecting on this year’s Detroit Auto Show, it’s worth remembering that the U.S. automotive industry wouldn’t be where it is today without the decades of innovation that brought us here. Japanese-brand automakers are an essential part of that American auto story.
New Data Release Highlights Japanese-Brand Automakers’ 40 Years of Manufacturing Excellence in America
The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association U.S. office (JAMA USA) has released its annual contributions update entitled, “40 Years of Manufacturing Excellence in America.” The release highlights how Japanese-brand automakers have established a decades-long legacy of manufacturing excellence in the United States and become an integral part of the U.S. auto industry.
Rajan joins JAMA USA after a 19-year career at Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America Inc. where she most recently served as the Manager of Government Affairs. As Manager of Government Affairs, she provided assessments to executives and senior management of U.S. political, macroeconomic, trade-related and auto industry trends impacting business in the U.S. and other regional markets.
On Ferbuary 4, 2022, the Japan Autombobile Manufacturers Association submitted the following public comment on the draft Policy Statement on Licensing Negotiations and Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents Subject to F/RAND Commitments issued by the Department of Justice, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, on December 6, 2021.
The auto industry is in the midst of an incredible technological evolution. As companies compete and collaborate to make the future of mobility cleaner, safer, and more accessible for current and future generations, Japanese-brand automakers in the U.S. are making major investments in eco-friendly electrification and other advanced vehicle technologies.
Japanese-brand Automakers' 2020 U.S. Contributions Data Fact Sheet
Despite a challenging and unprecedented year, cumulative manufacturing investment increased to $55.8 billion, and employment remained steady at 94,960 direct jobs.
The depth and quality of Japanese-brand automakers’ U.S. investments as well as their long-term commitment to supporting the American economy through innovation, workforce development, and environmental stewardship undoubtedly plays an important role in defining this sustained and lasting partnership.