(Richmond, IN)--Richmond Mayor Dave Snow and EDC CEO Valerie Shaffer are headed to Japan later this week. They’ll join a group of other East Central Indiana leaders on a trip that will take them to five Japanese companies that are currently operating in Wayne County, including TBK and Suncall America. It’s been seven years since Richmond leaders have visited Japan, and this trip is a goodwill mission. The cost of the trip was budgeted by the EDC at $15,000. Snow and Shaffer will head out Thursday and will be gone for a week.