McGowan trade trip to Japan, South Korea

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to promote investment across a range of sectors.

The premier says the trip will focus on opportunities in tourism, education, medical research, biotech, space , defence, agriculture and renewable energy.

"Our relationships with Japan and South Korea are built on mutual respect and understanding and it's important we continue to build those successful ties," Mr McGowan said.

In Japan, the premier will meet representatives from Japanese Steel Mills, Mitsui, All Nippon Airways, Mitsubishi Corp, Austal and other companies as well as government officials, including the governor of Tokyo and the governor of Hyogo Prefecture.

He will also speak at the 4th Clean Fuel Ammonia Association International Symposium to promote WA's hydrogen initiatives.

In South Korea, Mr McGowan will visit Hyundai Motors' fuel cell site as well as meet representatives from the Korea Gas Corporation and Hyundai Steel.