British Columbia’s Minister of State for Mining, Kevin Krueger, recently visited Japan following a visit to China. In a Japanese newspaper interview, he stressed BC’s rich and wide-ranging mineral resources and appealed for Japanese investment. He emphasized that BC’s coal was of high quality and was mined in an environmentally friendly manner. He also pointed out that BC was the only province in Canada producing molybdenum (a rare metal) and that BC was home to half of Canada’s mineral exploration companies. Finally, he stressed that Japan’s longstanding relationship with BC gave it an advantage over China in the global competition for mineral resources.
Information summarized from: Fuji Sankei Business Eye courtesy of Canadian Embassy Translation Services, Tokyo