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VPOTUS pool 4 - business meeting
Andrew Beatty • Agence France-Presse
April 19, 2017: 02:47 PM

At around 14:21 the Vice President entered a conference room in the Okura hotel, where Japanese and American business representative were gathered.

VPOTUS said hello to Wilber Ross with a "Mr Secretary."

He then greeted Akio Toyoda warmly, saying "have you been racing any cars recently?" and in formal remarks VPOTUS said he was "humbled" by the Toyota president's attendance.

He also called out Patrik Jonsson of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly.

VPOTUS then noted that Indiana was home to 260 Japanese companies.

"I have have seen the fruits of a warm mutually beneficial relationship," he said, adding "the best is yet to come."

Per White House other participants included Amcham's Chris LaFleur, charge d'affaires Jason Hyland, Makiko Eda of Intel, Tad Wakamatsu of GM, Haruno Yoshida of BT Japan, Denise Rutherford of 3M, Charles Lake of Aflac, Shunichi Miyanaga of Mitsubishi heavy industries and Sadayuki Sakakibara of Toray industries.

Your pool is now waiting in a hotel ballroom for VPOTUS remarks, which is open press.

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