- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has left for a 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan.

Inslee flew out of the state on Friday along with many members of the delegation, which include directors of the state agriculture and commerce departments, as well as 60 leaders from the business, education, economic development and local government communities.

The delegation will focus on trade and investment in the agriculture, aerospace, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. The governor is heading first to Seoul, where he will meet with government officials and business leaders, and address a technology conference. He will then have stops in Kobe, Japan and Nagoya, Japan. His final stop will be in Tokyo.

Washington exported $7.4 billion in goods last year to Japan, making Japan the state’s third largest export market. South Korea is the sixth largest export market, at $2.8 billion.

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