Dayton Plans Fall Trip To Japan, Korea

The state government shutdown scuttled a Minnesota trade mission to China, but Gov. Mark Dayton plans to be in that part of the world in late September.

Dayton said in a Forum Communications interview that he will speak to a major international economic development conference in late September in Japan. The annual meeting is to be in Minneapolis next year, and Dayton said he is fulfilling a tradition that the host of the next meeting speak at the event.

“I am going to combine that with a couple of days talking with some Japanese companies,” he said.

Then, the governor said, he also will visit South Korea for some economic development efforts.

The trip should last about a week, he said, and will not include as many people as a full-blown trade mission.

Dayton also said he would like to reschedule the China trip, but no decision has been made.