From October 9-14, a 56-member Oregon delegation including Governor Kate Brown, Business Oregon Director Chris Harder, Greater Portland Inc Executive Director Janet LaBar and Prosper Portland Executive Director Kimberly Branam traveled to Japan to promote international trade, highlight local companies and solidify business relationships.

Oregon Delegation to Japan

Branam’s schedule included a university panel on women in leadership as well as meetings with PriceWaterhouseCooper Japan, Deloitte Japan, Ajinimoto (which has a significant presence in Portland), and Meiji Yasuda, which acquired Portland-headquartered StanCorp Financial Group as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2016.