A delegation from Gibson County is on a cultural and economic development trip to Japan. The 16-member group includes eight high school students, who will be involved in the Gibson County Economic Development Corp.'s third cultural student/educator visit to the Asian nation. The business delegation will meet with officials at Toyota's corporate headquarters. June 2, 2014

News Release

Princeton, IN (June 01, 2014) – Eight Gibson County high school students and one educator along with seven business delegates will start their journey to Japan, Sunday, June 1. The 16 member delegation will take-off from the Evansville Regional Airport. They will fly to Detroit and after a short layover, spend the next thirteen and a half hours traveling across the Pacific Ocean en route to Tokyo.

The Gibson County Economic Development Corporation is conducting their third cultural student / educator and second business delegate trip to Gibson County’s Friendship City; Tahara City, Japan.

The education delegation has each been paired-up with host families in Tahara City.

“2014 Travel to Tahara” will allow our delegates to learn the Japanese culture firsthand. stated B. Todd Mosby, President and CEO of the Gibson County Economic Development Corporation. “One highlight of the visit will be attending a private briefing by staff members at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. The education delegation will later travel from Tokyo by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) on their way to Tahara City.

However, the business delegation will remain in Tokyo a short-time before moving to Nagoya and Toyota City for meetings with officials at Toyota Motor Corporation headquarters. The delegation will also meet with officials at Toyota Boshoku and others before traveling to Gibson County’s Friendship City to present Tahara City Mayor Katsuyuki Suzuki with an art piece made by Gibson County resident, Bob Zasadny.”

The group will return June 11.

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