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Gov. Tony Evers to lead first trade mission to Japan

Posted: 9:03 AM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 10:03:22-04
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MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is headed to Japan in September for his first trade mission.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation said Wednesday the trip it is coordinating will include stops in Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba City. Evers also will attend the Midwest U.S.-Japan Conference.

Former Gov. Scott Walker also traveled to Japan for trade missions during his eight years as governor.

Japan is Wisconsin's sixth-highest export destination, and exports in the first quarter of this year alone were up 11% compared with the previous year. Wisconsin exported more than $734 million of goods to Japan last year.

The trade mission runs Sept. 6 through Sept. 14.