Oregon success stories in doing business with Japan

From 1984 to 1996, an entire generation in Japan was introduced to Oregon through Fuji Television’s hugely popular drama, From Oregon with Love (Oregon kara ai). The program, a success on many levels, attracted many Japanese tourists to Oregon. Portland buisnessman Sho Dozono worked with Fuji Television to help facilitate production of this show. On Jan. 17, 2013, he will discuss its role in promoting business and cultural exchanges between Japan and Oregon, as well as share video clips and anecdotes. Read more.

Bioscience complex will house six local companies in 2013

From Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute: OTRADI today announced its plans to open and operate a 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant bioscience complex in the Willamette Wharf building at 4640 SW Macadam Avenue. Slated to be complete in spring 2013, the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) will house up to six companies.

Dec. 7 party to celebrate arts victory

From the Right Brain Initiative: Together, we ushered in a landmark ballot initiative. Let's celebrate! Local ballot measure 26-146 will provide nearly 70 new elementary arts teachers, and over a million dollars in new grant funding for arts-in-schools programming to the City of Portland. We did it.

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