5 US Governors Meet with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Attend 49th Annual Joint Meeting of Midwest US-Japan Association in Tokyo
Governors Attend Midwest US-Japan Association Meeting in Tokyo
Date: Oct 3, 2017
Source: asiamattersforamerica.org by HEEJAE PARK, SAVANNAH SHIH
Five governors from the Midwestern United States recently traveled to Japan to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and attend the 49th Annual Joint Meeting of the Midwest US-Japan Association. This year’s meeting focused on “Midwest US-Japan Strategies for Economic Growth.” The attending governors came from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, with many having already traveled to Japan several times.
Governor Ricketts of Nebraska addresses the 49th Annual Joint Meeting of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association held in Tokyo [Image: Nebraska Department of Agriculture]
Japanese companies in America have contributed significantly to local Midwestern economies, and leaders from both countries exchanged their appreciation of each other’s efforts to strengthen the Japan-US economic relationship. They emphasized the fact that Japanese companies in the United States have created new investments and jobs. “The US Midwest-Japan Association Conference is an outstanding opportunity for Nebraska to thank our number one direct foreign investor and for our agriculture and business leaders to build relationships that grow bilateral trade,” said Governor Ricketts of Nebraska, where the 2018 joint conference will be held.