BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The Japanese ambassador to the United States says there are opportunities for expanded trade with North Dakota.
Ichiro Fujisaki (EE'-chee-roh fu-jee-SAH'-kee) held a news conference with North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple in Bismarck. He says Japan already buys farm products from the United States.
The ambassador says Japan may be exploring imports of liquefied natural gas, which is more expensive in Japan than it is in America. Fujisaki says there are also opportunities for technology trade in North Dakota.
Fujisaki visited South Dakota on Monday. He says he discussed trade issues with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard.