Governor Doyle has wrapped up the first leg of his Asian trade mission promoting Wisconsin in Japan.
During a call from Tokyo, Governor Doyle announced Milwaukee will be the next host of the Japan-Midwest US trade conference in 2008.
The governor says it's a bid deal with hundreds of Japanese businessmen in attendance. It's a chance, he says, to create more links with Japan which the governor thinks are pretty good now with hopes it will get even better.
Several companies in the state will be able to expand operations thanks to Japanese investment but not all the talk was about manufacturing.
The Governor and his entourage are also promoting agriculture. Japan can grow only about forty percent of its own food. The Japanese rely on imports and that the governor says opens the way for Wisconsin products to get into Japanese markets. Especially in the area of specialty foods such as cheese.
The Governor will be in China Wednesday.