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Governor heads to Japan and Hong Kong

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is planning a trip to China in November.

EO MEDIA GROUP - Gov. Kate Brown is planning a trade trip to Hong Kong and Japan, while Secretary of State Dennis Richardson will go to China.'Tis the season, apparently, for Oregon state officials to lead trade missions to Asia.

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson said last week that he's planning a trade mission to China in November.

Not to be outdone, Gov. Kate Brown announced this week that she'll be in Hong Kong and Tokyo from Monday to Saturday (Oct. 10 to Oct. 14).

So what's she up to over there?

"I am returning to Asia to strengthen the relationships we've built as I continue to find new ways to grow Oregon's economy, promote our booming agricultural market, and support jobs for Oregonians throughout the state," Brown said in a press release Wednesday. "I am proud to share our uniquely-Oregon products with the rest of the world."

Her itinerary includes meetings with exporters, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and business development meetings with Subaru, Delta Air Lines and St. Cousair.

According to the governor's news release, Asia is the largest trade partner region for stuff from Oregon.

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