Trade and Invest British Columbia

Asia Tour 2010: Tokyo

The Pacific Gateway Alliance Asia Mission team arrived in Tokyo via the recently expanded Haneda Airport. It’s a very impressive building that can handle 60,000 flights and more than seven million passengers a year. Haneda is now an International Airport only 20 minutes from downtown Tokyo. YVR is already building strong connections with this upgraded travel option – in January 2011, Air Canada will offer a second daily flight from Haneda to Vancouver. Every international flight landing at YVR generates 800 hours of employment.

Our meeting with Mitsubishi Materials was highlighted with the good news that the company will soon ship copper concentrate from Copper Mountain Mines near Princeton, through the Kinder Morgan Terminal at Port Metro Vancouver. It’s one more example of how Canada’s Pacific Gateway is viewed as a key component in business negotiations.

We are also making many new business connections, thanks to the help and support of the Canadian Ambassador to Japan, Jonathan T. Fried and his staff. Ambassador Fried hosted a reception for us, a valuable networking opportunity for all the Gateway partners.

Visit our Flickr site to see photos.

November 6, 2010
Minister Bond shares advantages of Pacific Gateway with Japanese media.
November 6, 2010
Don Krusel, Port of Prince Rupert CEO talks about Pacific Gateway investment in port and Northern BC.
November 3, 2010
Robin Silvester, CEO of Port Metro Vancouver talks about investments in Roberts Bank to increase coal shipments.
November 3, 2010
Minister Bond tours Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan.
November 3, 2010
Minister Bond announces Air Canada will double flights to Haneda Airport from YVR starting in January, 2011
November 3, 2010
Minister Bond hears that Japanese consumers are excited about the additional Air Canada flights from Haneda to YRV and offers more choice when flying to Canada.

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