Gov. Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy are in Japan for a multi-stop trade mission during which the governor plans to meet with a number of industry officials in an effort to increase Alaska’s industrial and economic presence in the region.
The governor plans to tour the Negishi (Liquefied Natural Gas) Receiving Terminal where Alaska LNG was first delivered 50 years ago; meet with Tokyo Gas executives, Lloyds Energy and Qilak LNG officials as well as representatives from ExxonMobil Alaska, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan House of Representatives; speak at an Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Seafood Trade meeting; tour the Toyosu Smart Energy Center; and meet with representatives from DOWA Metals and Mining.
The governor said the trip is part of his “open for business” motto for the state.
“Alaska has long and mutually beneficial business and cultural relationships with Japan — my goal is to strengthen our existing trade relationships and pursue new opportunities for investment,” Dunleavy said in a statement.
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