Published: May 31, 2013 6:13 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to Japan this fall for a trade mission.
The Scott administration confirmed Friday that Scott will heading to the Asian country in late October.
The trade mission is scheduled to last from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26. The trip, which is Scott's 10th trade-related trip abroad, will include visits to Toyko and Osaka according to Enterprise Florida.
Scott earlier this month traveled to the South American country of Chile. He heads to Paris, France in June for an international air show. He has previously visited far-flung places such as Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Israel, and England.
The governor has taken more trips abroad than former Gov. Charlie Crist.
Scott defends the trips as a way to open doors for Florida-based companies seeking business abroad.

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