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"David Robinson: A Tokyo-to-N.C. Connector"

Awards & Honors

North Carolina Lawyer

August 19, 2015

A recent profile in North Carolina Lawyer magazine begins:

"Nexsen Pruet lawyer David Robinson is uniquely qualified to serve for the next five years as the Honorary Consul for Japan in North Carolina.  Japan has played an integral role in Robinson's life; from his childhood growing up in Tokyo, to his college experience studying at Sophia University, and now, his extensive personal and professional friendships with the Japanese community."


Robinson's appointment by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs became official on March 30 and he told reporter Russell Rawlings that he is "especially pleased his five-year term coincides with the 70-year anniversary of the end of World War II."

As Honorary Consul for Japan, Robinson said he enjoys connecting Tarheel businesses with Asian markets. 

"North Carolina products generally sell themselves ... annual trade with Japan is around US$5 billion. There are also 329 Japanese-owned businesses companies ... over 23,000 North Carolinians work for Japanese-owned companies and another 20,000 or so North Carolina jobs are connected to our exports to Japan."


Read more from North Carolina Lawyer.

David S. Robinson helps business deal with cross-border legal issues. A former executive at multiple US subsidiaries of foreign companies, he has traveled to more than 40 countries and recognizes the importance of cultural understanding in international commerce.

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