- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) will join a delegation of state officials and business leaders for an economic development trip to Japan.

The group leaves Wednesday on the four-day trip.

A spokeswoman for the Republican governor says Kasich was invited by officials from the state’s privatized economic development office, JobsOhio. The delegation will meet with companies in Japan about development opportunities.

Leaders of economic development agencies in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo also will be on the trip.

State officials say there are more than 300 Japanese-owned companies in Ohio and that Japan is the state’s top source of international investment leading to job creation.


This story has been corrected to show that JobsOhio is a privatized economic development office, not an agency.

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