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September 20, 2017

British PM May Seeks to Reassure Japan Amid Brexit Worries

by
Henry Jackson Society

British Prime Minister Theresa May is doing her best to patch up the relationship with Japan, following the shock caused by Brexit.

Her recent landmark trip to the country was part of a campaign to maintain trade and encourage Japanese companies to keep investing in Britain despite economic and political uncertainties. Prime Minister May also described Japan as Britain’s “closest security partner in Asia,” and pledged to support its defense objectives.

Her friendly intentions were signalled when she stepped off her plane in Osaka wearing a red and white outfit which matched the colors of Japan’s rising sun flag.

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Read more in Japan Forward.