When Sambi Saito is back in Tokyo, Cologne seems almost like a village to her. But over time, the Japanese capital has become somehow alien to her – too loud, too fast-paced and too superficial.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the Japanese capital Tokyo - meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In a joint press conference, both stressed the importance of close trade ties and collaboration - especially in times of rising protectionism. Merkel's visit comes just three days after a sprawling trade pact between the EU and Japan came into force.
Angela Merkel has said its not too late to seal a deal on Britain's EU exit. Meanwhile, UK PM Theresa May has said her commitment to an open Irish border is "unshakable," though she still wants to tweak the backstop.
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