Mayor Karl Dean is traveling to Japan as a guest of the Japanese Government today through March 20 to explore continued economic development opportunities between the city of Nashville and Japan ....
“Nashville is increasingly becoming an international city and international companies play a significant role in our local economy – Japanese companies specifically,” Dean said. “This visit ... will hopefully allow me to bring back ... new opportunities to our city as we continue to stay focused on economic development."
The Mayor's comments to the press today from Tokyo via Channel 4:
The mayor said this is not specifically a business recruiting trip, so no big economic development deal or announcement should be expected.
So, did the Mayor go to Japan for new economic development opportunities or for a family Spring Break vacation?