Governor Tim Walz and several other governors from the midwest are embarking today on a trade trip to Japan and South Korea.

“We’ll be traveling together, Japan is incredibly interested in trade with the midwest, we have over 35 major Japanese companies doing business here from Dykem down in Faribault to Toppan up in the St. Cloud area.”

Walz says he’ll be making the case that Minnesota is a good place to do business. Japan is the state’s 4th largest trading partner. The delegation is set to return early next week.