Sep 11, 2017 7:45 AM
Mark Ellebracht - WBGZ Radio
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has kicked off his eight-day visit to Japan and China, marking the first international trade mission for the administration. Rauner landed in Tokyo, Japan, earlier today to begin the trip that will focus on business, education, government and tourism.
In a brief visit with the media before leaving from Chicago, Rauner said there is much to accomplish on this trip:
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Rauner will attend the Midwest-USA Japan Conference. The conference unites government officials and business executives to illustrate an unprecedented strength of economic growth and sends a message that our growth is interdependent. The visit will continue to China, which includes high-level meetings with government officials, leading to additional business and investment opportunities to promote Illinois in China. The governor will return early next week.
Gov. Rauner is pictured with JETRO Chairman Hiroyuki Ishige.
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