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Gov. Bev Perdue is on her way to Japan to drum up business for the state.

Perdue and state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco are leading a delegation to the 35th annual Southeast U.S./Japan joint meeting in Tokyo, according to her office. While there, Perdue and commerce officials will meet with export clients and businesses seeking new investments. After he leaves Japan, Crisco will take a two-day business recruitment trip to China.

"I look forward to reinvigorating some of our standing partnerships, and to forging new opportunities this week," Perdue said in a statement.

Japan is the state's largest trading partner, and Japanese firms have about $5 billion in capital investments in North Carolina.


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Reminds me of Easley's Cheeseburger in Paradise Tour

Remember that one.  What was the cost of that Mercedes limo?  $17,000?  And the foie gras and $60.00 cheeseburger and fries.

If you gotta go out you might as well go out in style.

Can you say?

Can you say "Junket" or is it a state funded vacation.  I guess the up side is that she can't do as much damage or embarass us as much in Japan as if she is here.

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