posted on 3:53 PM, July 22, 2010
As a sign of deepening regional ties between BC and the southern Kyushu region of Japan, the City of Fukuoka signed a gaming cooperation agreement with Vancouver and Seattle, under a regional industry tie-up (RIT) scheme supported by JETRO, Japan's trade promotion agency. The deal, signed by DigiBC and WIN (Seattle's digital media industry association) will support a range of initiatives including an exchange of market specialists seeking business opportunities, a business matching project and regular trade delegations to each others' jurisdictions. BC's Japan trade team has been instrumental in facilitating introductions for Fukuoka to the Vancouver gaming community. The first mission from Fukuoka participated in Vancouver's Digital Week activities in May 2010.