St Patrick’s Day Mission to Korea & Japan

Posted March 23rd, 2018

I had the honour of representing Ireland in Korea and Japan to mark St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

These are two hugely important markets for Ireland – trade with them is increasing all the time. It is essential that we diversify our markets after Brexit and both offer great opportunities in that regard. We also have active Irish communities there and it is important to maintain these links.

It was very useful to engage with experts on housing policy in some of the most densely populated areas on earth – I met with my counterpart in Japan and visited a regeneration project in Tokyo.

I also had the chance to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Hiroshima on behalf of the people of Ireland.

To see some pictures from the mission go here.