Rauner Embarks on Trip to Japan and China

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has departed an eight-day visit to Japan and China for his administration's first international trade mission.

In a statement, Rauner's office says the first-term Republican governor left from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Saturday. The delegation includes several business and local leaders. [[442789653, C]]

Rauner says he plans to work on attracting foreign job creators to the state and to help Illinois businesses enhance competitiveness.

He is scheduled to attend the Midwest-USA Japan Conference. Then he's scheduled to continue to China, where he will have meetings with government officials.

Rauner's trip will last until Sept. 17.

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