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Germany and Japan underline mutual interests in Tokyo

Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in Tokyo this weekend for German-Japanese intergovernmental consultations.

The two countries have recognized that they share economic and strategic interests.

  • DW’s Nina Haase reports from Tokyo.

Tokyo Haneda airport, Saturday, early afternoon. It’s pouring down with rain.

One by one, after a non-stop 12-and-a-half hour flight with Germany’s brand-new “Konrad Adenauer” government plane, members of the German cabinet descend the stairs, and are welcomed on the red carpet by officials carrying dripping wet umbrellas in the colors of the German flag.

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