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09/25/2019

Governor Greg Abbott today met with Kazyoshi Akaba, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism in Tokyo, Japan. The Governor and Minister Akaba discussed the enduring bond between Japan and Texas, as well as ways to strengthen this partnership in the future. The meeting is part of Governor Abbott’s week-long economic development trip to Asia. A readout of the meeting can be found below:

09/25/2019

Governor Greg Abbott today met with executives from the Central Japan Railway Company (CJRC), including CJRC Chairman Emeritus Kasai, in Nagoya, Japan. The Governor also attended presentations by CJRC regarding Japan's bullet train system. The Governor ended his time at CJRC by departing Nagoya via the inaugural bullet train ride from Nagoya station.

09/24/2019

Governor Greg Abbott today toured Toyota Motor Corporation's Kaikin and Motomachi assembly plants in Toyota, Japan. Following the assembly plant tours, Governor Abbott met with Toyota President Akio Toyoda. During this meeting, the Governor thanked Mr. Toyoda for welcoming him to Toyota City, discussed strategies to further expand the company's footprint in the Lone Star State, and received an update on Toyota Motor North America, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas. 

09/24/2019

Governor Greg Abbott today met with Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, U.S. Embassy Tokyo, Joseph M. Young in Tokyo, Japan. Following their visit, they attended a reception with business and government representatives at the Official Residence of the U.S. Ambassador. The reception brought together American and Japanese businesses and communities to foster mutual cooperation and develop opportunities for investment in Texas. The meeting and reception are part of Governor Abbott’s week-long economic development trip to Asia. 

09/23/2019

Governor Greg Abbott today met with several executives of Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd and Aisin AW in Nagoya, Japan. Governor Abbott thanked them for their recent investment in Cibolo, Texas, and discussed strengthening business ties between the Japan-based company and the Lone Star State.

09/23/2019

Governor Greg Abbott today met with Governor Hideaki Ohmura of Aichi Prefecture in Nagoya, Japan. The two Governors discussed the strong relationship between Japan and Texas, the current business climate, and explored opportunities for future economic growth. The meeting is part of Governor Abbott’s week-long economic development trip to Asia. A readout and photos of the meeting can be found below:

09/23/2019

Governor Greg Abbott today met with Governor Hideaki Ohmura of Aichi Prefecture in Nagoya, Japan. The two Governors discussed the strong relationship between Japan and Texas, the current business climate, and explored opportunities for future economic growth. The meeting is part of Governor Abbott’s week-long economic development trip to Asia. A readout and photos of the meeting can be found below:

09/22/2019

Governor Greg Abbott today kicked off his business development mission in Asia by meeting with U.S. Consul General of Osaka-Kobe Karen Kelley for an in-country briefing in Osaka, Japan. Following his meeting with the Consul General, Governor Abbott attended a dinner hosted by Japanese Ambassador of Kansai Jota Yamamoto alongside Japanese business executives and government officials, where they discussed bilateral relations and the strong economic partnership between Texas and Japan.

05/06/2019

The Lone Star State tops Chief Executive's 15th annual Best and Worst States for Business survey.

Texas secured the No. 1 spot on Chief Executive’s Best and Worst State for Business survey. Texas achieved the top spot each year since the ranking's inception.

04/08/2019

(AUSTIN, April 8, 2019) – Texas Economic Development Corporation today welcomes a new Board of Directors, appointed by Governor Greg Abbott.

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