Hogan renews agreement with Japan on life sciences

Posted at 4:48 AM, Jul 16, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has renewed an agreement with a jurisdiction in Japan that is designed to advance life sciences.

Hogan signed a new memorandum of understanding on Monday in Annapolis, with Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Hogan says renewing the agreement will help build on mutual strengths that Maryland and Kanagawa have in biotech and life sciences. He says increasing engagement with Japan has been a key goal of his administration.

Kanagawa is part of the greater Tokyo area. Hogan, who will become chairman of the National Governors Association next week, says he is scheduled to lead a delegation of governors to the Olympic games next July in Tokyo.

Hogan says Maryland has had a 38-year sister state-prefecture relationship with Kanagawa.