Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: April 4, 2023
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Christian Martinez,

Governor Glenn Youngkin Leads First International Trade Mission to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea

RICHMOND, VA  Governor Glenn Youngkin will lead his first international trade mission to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea in April. 

Governor Youngkin and the Virginia delegation will visit: Taipei City, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea from April 24 through April 29, 2023.

There, Governor Youngkin will meet with the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen, government officials, strategic business associations, company executives and global industry leaders to further strengthen Virginia’s economic and cultural connections.

“I’m excited to represent the Commonwealth in my first trade mission to Asia that will focus on economic development opportunities, our shared priorities and national security,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea represent critical markets that will advance economic growth and prosperity in Virginia. In strengthening these relationships, we are not only reaffirming our commitment to our allies but also strengthening the spirit of Virginia and America.”

Virginia is home to many foreign-owned business establishments — including 5 from Taiwan, 133 from Japan, and 25 from South Korea.

This visit will be the governor’s first trip to Asia as governor. 

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