Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is planning to visit Japan in September, following in the flight path of his predecessors.
Dayton spokeswoman Katie Tinucci confirmed the trip Friday after it was first reported by Forum Communications.
Previous Minnesota Govs. Tim Pawlenty, Jesse Ventura, Arne Carlson and Rudy Perpich all made the trek to Japan, a major trade partner for the state.
The Forum reported that Dayton's trip will also include a visit to South Korea.
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