Japan Trade Mission http://apr.org en Gov. Bentley Says Japan Trip Strengthened Relationships http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-japan-trip-strengthened-relationships <p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he used his trip to Japan to strengthen existing relationships with Japanese companies.</p><p>Bentley told reporters Monday that his five-day trip focused mostly on relationship building, but also included some economic development and recruitment opportunities.</p><p>Bentley says he met with top executives from Honda and Toyota, both of which have operations in Alabama. He also met with executives at Hayashi Telempu, an automotive parts supplier.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:47:15 +0000 The Associated Press 41827 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says Japan Trip Strengthened Relationships Gov. Bentley Says Change Shows Health Care Law Unworkable http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-change-shows-health-care-law-unworkable <p>Alabama's governor says the president is realizing that the federal health care law is unworkable.</p><p>The president announced Thursday that consumers should be allowed to renew individual plans that are slated to end because they don't meet the requirements of the federal law.</p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley said that's an acknowledgement that the complexities of the law are making implementation practically impossible.</p><p>The governor said he would like to see the law repealed and a bipartisan group brought together to create an accessible and affordable health care plan.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:18:11 +0000 The Associated Press 41675 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says Change Shows Health Care Law Unworkable Gov. Bentley Meets With Japanese Trade Official http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-meets-japanese-trade-official <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's first day in Japan included a meeting with a trade official.</p><p>A spokesman for the governor said he talked with Hiroyuki Ishige, the chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization. The group works to promote trade and investment. Bentley gave him a pen crafted from a dogwood tree downed by the April 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:28:47 +0000 The Associated Press 41453 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Meets With Japanese Trade Official Gov. Bentley, Others Head To Japan For Trade Talk http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-others-head-japan-trade-talk <p>Gov. Robert Bentley and other state officials are traveling to Japan on a trade mission.</p><p>The governor's office says the delegation will depart Sunday for a five-day visit in hopes of bringing more jobs to the state and strengthening ties with Japanese companies already operating in Alabama.</p><p>In Japan the group will meet with executives from companies including Honda and Toyota, which have large factories that employ thousands in Alabama.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:56:58 +0000 The Associated Press 41245 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley, Others Head To Japan For Trade Talk