Opening Wabash to the world

The top of the Osaka Castle appears above the treeline in Osaka, Japan.

By Joseph Slacian

An exchange student program, contact with the parent company of a local industry and the creation of a sister city for the City of Wabash.

Those are just some of the things to come from a two-week trade mission between representatives of the City of Wabash and officials with cities in Japan and China.

The delegation left in early November and returned shortly before Thanksgiving. It’s first stop was five days in Japan, with the rest of the mission spent in China.

Members of the delegation – Mayor Scott Long, Grow Wabash County Executive Director Keith Gillenwater, Wabash City Schools Superintendent Jason Callahan, Honeywell Foundation Executive Director Tod Minnich, Bob Mason, The Ford Meter Box Co.’s International Sales Manager, and Lisa Ford – met with members of the media on Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss the trip.

“I think moving forward, we’re going to open up Wabash to the world and the world up to Wabash,” Long said. “This is the initial step toward that.”

Posted on 2018 Dec 04