The Southeast U.S.-Japan Association was established in 1976 to promote trade, investment, understanding and friendship between Japan and Southeast U.S. member states - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. SEUS-Japan has a Japanese counterpart, the Japan-U.S. Southeast Association.
The Southeast U.S.-Japan Conference is a prestigious gathering of global business leaders celebrating longstanding economic and cultural ties. Delegates from Japan and the seven southeastern U.S. member states come together to delve into global issues with new perspectives and to connect with peers and leaders from around the world. The annual conference between SEUS-Japan and the Japan-U.S. Southeast Association is held on a rotational basis in Japan and the southeastern U.S. with each of the seven states serving as host and co-host state for a two-year term.