- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Thursday hosted Japan Consul General Toshiyuki Iwado and other Japanese officials to discuss trade opportunities and cultural ties between North Dakota and Japan.

Japan is North Dakota’s eighth-largest export market. The state exported $41 million in goods to Japan last year, a 173 percent increase since 2000.

North Dakota’s leading exports to Japan include soybeans, wheat, processed foods and machinery.

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