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Japanese ambassador urges South Dakota to trade with Japan

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Japan's ambassador to the United States says he wants to see his nation conduct more business with South Dakota.

Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki met Monday with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard during a visit to Pierre.

Fujisaki said he encouraged Daugaard to send a trade delegation to Japan and also have the state join a Japanese business council that includes other Midwestern states.

Fujisaki says South Dakota's tourism industry and agricultural products would be attractive to Japanese companies and tourists.

Daugaard says some Japanese-owned businesses, such as Toshiba in Mitchell and Hematech of Sioux Falls, already are located in South Dakota.

Fujisaki also is visiting North Dakota. He says he tries to visit several states each year to help promote his nation.

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