From Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25, the Toyama General Manufacturing Industry Trade Fair 2015 was held in the Toyama Techno Hall, in Toyama City. The trade fair saw the State of Oregon Japan Representative Office participate for the first time, staffing a booth and giving a presentation.
The Toyama trade fair came shortly after Business Oregon held its annual Doing Business in Oregon seminar in Tokyo, in which a group of Oregon delegates traveled to Japan in order to promote the development of Japanese business in Oregon. Riding the momentum from that seminar, representatives from Business Oregon and the State of Oregon Japan Representative Office came to Toyama’s Industry Trade Fare, giving a presentation outlining the benefits of doing business in Oregon. Officials from Toyama Prefecture, including the Director of the International Affairs Division and I were in attendance for the presentation. It was a pleasure to see our friends from Oregon, and I certainly hope that exchange like this continues in the coming years!
The Toyama General Manufacturing Industry Trade Fair 2015 brought together exhibitors from around the world in the field of manufacturing technologies to promote economic exchange while introducing cutting-edge technology to visitors. Participants represented a broad spectrum of industries including machine tools, industrial machines, electronics, information technology, plastic molding, aluminum processing, textiles and pharmaceuticals.