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Gov. Tomblin to Lead W.Va. Trade Delegation to Japan in mid-May


A trade delegation led by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is going to Japan in mid-May to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state’s development office in Nagoya.

The 15-member delegation includes former Gov. Gaston Caperton. The Nagoya office opened during Caperton’s administration.

Tomblin tells The Charleston Gazette that the trip is an opportunity for West Virginia officials to thank people and to bring attention to the Nagoya office. He also hopes the mission will bring more investments in West Virginia by Japanese companies.

Nineteen Japanese companies have established operations in West Virginia since the development office opened.

The trip is scheduled for May 12 through May 21.