Brian Ballard
Brian Ballard

Japan has hired Ballard Partners, the well-connected Republican firm, to bolster its relationship with the US.

Ballard Partners will provide strategic consulting and advocacy services to the Japanese embassy in connection with its business with US federal agencies, Congress, state legislatures and executive agencies of state governments, according to its contract signed April 10 by Koichi Ai, minister and head of chancery.

The pact became effective April 1 and runs through June. Ballard Partners’ fee is $25K a month.

Brian Ballard heads the six-member lobbying team that includes senior partner Syl Lukis, managing partner Jose Diaz; and partners Dane Eagle, Adrian Lukis and Courtney Coppola.

He headed Donald Trump’s fundraising efforts in Florida.