Asian American State Legislators Travel to Japan to Build Relations with Leaders

WASHINGTON – Six Asian American state legislators are traveling to Japan as part of the 2018 Asian American Leadership Delegation (AALD) Program.

The program consists of a one-week trip from Nov. 30 to Dec. 8, when the delegation will travel to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka to meet with Japanese political and government leaders, business executives, nonprofit leaders and academics to exchange ideas as well as create networks that can mutually benefit the U.S.-Japan relationship.

AALD is funded by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and implemented by the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC), in collaboration with the National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators.

The AALD Program began in 2014, and 23 delegates have participated to date. The 2018 delegation includes the following six legislators. For four of them, it will be their first trip to Japan...

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