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Merkel calls for free trade during Japan visit

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.

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