Six Japanese companies are located in Boone County, Indiana.

You’ll feel at home.





Japanese Resources

With six Japanese-owned companies located in Boone County, Indiana our ties to Japan grow stronger by the year. We are honored by the opportunity to support any new business looking to locate to Boone County, and the Boone EDC would love to help ease the transition both for the corporate and personal relocation to your new home.

Below are unique offerings and connections to Japan which Boone County and its surrounding areas offer, showing once more why it’s #BetterInBoone.

You’ll be in good company

Over the past five years, Boone County has had the privilege of welcoming six Japanese-owned companies to our home:

Tochigi Prefecture Ties

Located in the Kantō region of Japan lies Indiana’s Japanese sister state, Tochigi Prefecture. Known for its tourist attractions, outdoor activities and delicious strawberries, Tochigi is a popular destination located approximately 100 kilometres north of Tokyo. Boone County happens to be the only community in the state of Indiana with a company from Tochigi Prefecture— Fukai Manufacturing, with its operations as part of FTIC in Jamestown.

Indiana-Japanese Economic and Cultural Resources

Indiana Economic Development Corporation- Japan
With over 280 Japanese companies operating and investing in Indiana, Japanese companies have seen and experienced promise locating to our state. To help build and foster these relationships, Indiana’s lead economic development agency has an office located in Japan which is available for any questions or concerns regarding investing in Indiana. Contact Paul Roland at the IEDC Japan for more information or visit Indiana Japan for more insight.


Japan America Society of Indiana
For an inside look on the Japanese culture experienced in Indiana, visit the Japan America Society of Indiana. With the mission to serve as a bridge of friendship between the people of Indiana and Japan, the Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI) is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization supported by a diverse membership of individuals, families, businesses, and academic institutions. JASI offers both business and cultural programming for individuals interested in the Japanese-American relationship. For information, please visit their featured programs and events.


Japan External Trade Organization
Needing more information regarding the trade and investment opportunities with Japan, check out the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). JETRO is a non-profit organization that connects businesses with resources they need to successfully expand from and to Japan.


Language, Culture, and Cuisine Resources

Detailed in the map below highlights nearby language, culture, and cuisine resources located near Boone County. [wpgmza id=”1″]

Boone County Goes Global

In late 2018, Boone County Councilwoman Elise Nieshalla and Boone EDC Executive Director Molly Whitehead traveled to Japan to represent Boone County and the municipalities we serve to thank our existing Japanese companies for their significant investment in our community and share the story of why it’s #BetterinBoone. Read more about their trip below.

Japan Journals – Day 1

We’re taking Boone County global this week, making a return trip to Japan after last visiting in May 2016.

Japan Journals – Day 2

We’ve spent the entire day in Tokyo today calling upon our existing Lebanon businesses.

Japan Journals – Day 3

We said goodbye to Tokyo today and headed south to Nagoya to start the second half of our trip.

Japan Journals – Day 4

Our time in Japan is quickly coming to an end, as we finished up in Nagoya on Thursday morning and headed even further south to Osaka for our final meetings.

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