KP Public Affairs lends a hand to Japanese Embassy on trade policy

KP Public Affairs is providing public affairs services to the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC, according to documents filed last week.

SACRAMENTO, CA: KP Public Affairs is providing public affairs services to the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC, according to documents filed last week.

The agency entered an agreement with law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to provide its services "related to trade policy developments between Japan and the United States in support of" Akin Gump’s representation of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

KP Public Affairs’ agreement went into effect on September 1 and is anticipated to run through September 30. The contract may be extended if more time is needed to complete "the outreach scope of work," according to the documents.  

Education and outreach services will last a total of 45 days between September and October, the registration document states.

The firm will provide services that include message and materials development on issues related to foreign trade with Japan. Some other tasks include reaching out to key audiences, garnering feedback on outreach efforts, and analyzing public awareness and support of proposed international trade agreements.

A firm spokesman said the team on the account has started the work, which also includes educating key audiences and bringing on advocates in California from various business groups. He noted that the location can serve as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific region.

Akin Gump will pay KP Public Affairs $30,000 for the agreement’s duration.  

A representative from KP Public Affairs was not immediately available for comment.

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