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Japanese Ambassador visits North East

Nick took part in welcoming the Japanese Ambassador to the North East, where he visited the Port of Tyne and spoke at the North East Economic Forum.

The events celebrated Japanese manufacturing in the North East, including Nissan and Hitachi.

Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Japan's Ambassador to the UK, addressing the North East Economic Forum.

The ambassador spoke of how Japanese investment represents a firm and long-term commitment to the Region. This commitment began as far back as 1862, when 12 Japanese Ambassadors visited Newcastle to find out about manufacturing processes during the industrial revolution.

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