Gov. Holcomb wraps up trip to Asia

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TOKYO (WEHT) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb wrapped up a seven-day economic development trip to Asia after meeting with leaders in Japan and South Korea.

Tuesday, the governor and the delegation met with leadership of Subaru Corporation and Honda Motor Company, two of Indiana’s largest Japanese companies.

“The importance of our relationship with Japan cannot be overstated,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The opportunity to strengthen ties with our Japanese partners and discuss new opportunities for investment is invaluable and will lead to further growth in our state. I’m particularly grateful for the time we spent with leadership from Subaru, Toyota and Honda. With their continued success, Indiana will remain the top advanced manufacturing state in the nation.”

Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger met with leadership of Hitachi, Lt.d, one of the largest Japanese multinational conglomerates.

The company supports five subsidiary companies in Indiana, including Waupaca Foundry in Tell City.

The governor and the Indiana delegation also met with Gunma Governor Ichita Yamamoto to discuss investment opportunities.

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(This story was originally published on September 10, 2019)

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