Consul-General Kinefuchi participated in a reception hosted by Kentucky Governor Bevin

 Consul-General Kinefuchi participated in a reception hosted by Gov. Matt Bevin at the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, on October 17th.
 Consul-General Kinefuchi, highlighting the thriving relationship between Japan and Kentucky, expressed heartfelt appreciation to Gov. Bevin for his strong support in furthering relations since his inauguration.  At the same time, he reiterated the importance of the Japan-U.S. Alliance and economic partnership, in particular TPP.  By explaining the effect TPP would have on some of Kentucky’s important export products, namely big reductions in tariffs on Automotive Parts and Bourbon Whiskey, he emphasized the great impacts the agreement will have on the Commonwealth’s economy.  Consul-General Kinefuchi asked participants to encourage the legislatures of both countries to recognize TPP as soon as possible.