Japan Trade Mission

Governor-Japan
4:47 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Gov. Bentley Says Japan Trip Strengthened Relationships

Gov. Robert Bentley says his five-day trip to Japan focused mostly on relationship building, but also included some economic development and recruitment opportunities.
Credit The Associated Press

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he used his trip to Japan to strengthen existing relationships with Japanese companies.

Bentley told reporters Monday that his five-day trip focused mostly on relationship building, but also included some economic development and recruitment opportunities.

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.

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Health Overhaul Problems-Alabama
4:18 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Gov. Bentley Says Change Shows Health Care Law Unworkable

Governor Robert Bentley says the president is realizing that the federal health care law is unworkable.
Credit governor.alabama.gov

Alabama's governor says the president is realizing that the federal health care law is unworkable.

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.

Gov. Robert Bentley said that's an acknowledgement that the complexities of the law are making implementation practically impossible.

The governor said he would like to see the law repealed and a bipartisan group brought together to create an accessible and affordable health care plan.

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Governor-Japan
5:28 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Gov. Bentley Meets With Japanese Trade Official

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's first day in Japan included a meeting with a trade official.
Credit State of Alabama

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's first day in Japan included a meeting with a trade official.

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.

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Japan-Trade Mission
3:56 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Gov. Bentley, Others Head To Japan For Trade Talk

Gov. Robert Bentley and other state officials are traveling to Japan on a trade mission in hopes of bringing more jobs to the state.
Credit The Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley and other state officials are traveling to Japan on a trade mission.

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.

In Japan the group will meet with executives from companies including Honda and Toyota, which have large factories that employ thousands in Alabama.

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