Port Manatee, Japan bolster commercial ties

Port Manatee and Japan are strengthening commercial connections with the December 15 visit of the Asian nation’s top Florida-based official to the Gulf Coast port and its global trade hub. “Japanese company colleagues generally find Florida to be a good place to live and do business,” said Ken Okaniwa, a Japanese diplomat since 1984, who has served since 2015 as consul general of Japan in Miami. “This is not a surprise, ... [+]

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