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Montana International Trade Office

The State of Montana maintains an overseas trade office in Japan. It promotes the export of Montana manufacturing and agriculture products, tourism, and educational opportunities for foreign students.

It also provide Montana businesses with valuable in-country support including:

- trade leads
- market research
- trade show representation and assistance
- support services for visiting business representatives


Japan Trade Office - Ms. Mako Sakaguchi, Representative

The first Japan Trade Office opened in Tokyo in 1988. To take advantage of Montana's close ties to its sister-state Kumamoto, a second office was opened in Kumamoto City, Japan in 1990. For budgetary reasons the Tokyo office closed in 1993. The Kumamoto office continues to serve as the Japan Trade Office. As part of a reciprocity agreement with the Montana Department of Commerce, the Japan office is located in rent-free space provided in the Kumamoto Prefecture capitol building. Japanese characters for website.


To learn how this office can help your Montana business contact the Trade & International Relations Bureau via email or 406-841-2750.

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Contact Information

Trade & International Relations Bureau

301 S Park Ave
Helena MT 59601

Mailing Address
PO Box 200505
Helena MT 59620-0505

Phone: 406.841.2757
Fax: 406.841.2731
TDD: 406.841.2702

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