Welcomes Japanese Delegation to State Capitol

Special Advisor Sonoura Kentaro & Consul General Ito Naoki Visit

Madison Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer), member of the Assembly Committee on International Affairs & Commerce, welcomed a Japanese delegation comprised of Mr. Sonoura Kentaro (Special Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe), Mr. Ito Naoki (Consulate General for Japan in Chicago), and their associates to the State Capitol. The group came to learn more about the state’s government and build closer relations between Wisconsin and Japan. Following the delegation’s visit, Rep. Summerfield issued the following statement: 

“It was truly an honor to be able to welcome SA Sonoura, Consul General Ito, and the rest of the delegation to the State Capitol,” stated Summerfield. “The Chippewa Valley has a rich and vibrant economy with much to offer, and I look forward to future conversations with these and other foreign dignitaries on how to expand upon our success; including international trade opportunities for the state and region.”

2018 Japanese Delegation Visit


The 67th Assembly District includes portions of Dunn and Chippewa counties.