Spain kicks off its three-day exposition “ExpoConsumo ’98” today in Tokyo as it seeks out more business opportunities and tourists from Japan.

“Spain, the world’s eighth-largest economy last year in terms of GDP (gross domestic product), has heavily invested in Latin America. Now we want Japanese people to know more about our country as well as our (consumer) products,” Spanish Vice President Rodrigo Rato said in a news conference Monday in Tokyo.

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