- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former Japanese ambassador to Brazil and Spain is leading a delegation to New Mexico to talk about investment in the state.

Ambassador Ken Shimanouchi is scheduled Friday and Saturday to visit Albuquerque and speak about increased trade opportunities.

He also is expected to talk about changes in Japanese society, and how Japan is tackling the issue of its aging society.

Officials say Japan is the 4th largest export destination for New Mexico with exports to Japan totaling $74 million.

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