Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has begun a week long trade mission that will take him to Japan and South Korea.
The governor says he and state economic development officials are participating in a meeting of the Midwest U.S. - Japan Association.
The group includes Japanese corporations that have economic ties in the Midwest or are trying to develop them.
Governor Walker also met with the president of Komatsu, the Japanese company that acquired mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global in April.
They are in Japan through Tuesday before heading to South Korea.
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