Queensland Premier Campbell Newman will tour the state's biggest trading partner, Japan, for four days next month.

Mr Newman will lead a group of Queensland companies on a trade and investment mission to Japan on February 18 and 19.

He will then stay on until February 21 as a guest of the Japanese Government.

Mr Newman says the tour will give him an in-depth look into Queensland's biggest trading partner.

The state's merchandise exports to Japan were worth almost $11.8 billion to Queensland's economy during 2011-12, he says.

"This mission is about bolstering this figure by securing more business for the state's industries," Mr Newman said in a statement on Thursday.

The visit will include meetings with Japan's Foreign Affairs minister, deputy ministers and industry representatives from the education and training, resources, energy, infrastructure and construction sectors.

Business delegates joining the premier will meet with major players in Japan's top steel and energy companies.

 

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