Japan, Germany pledge closer ties as Scholz visits Tokyo

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attend a press conference after a summit meeting at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo today. – AFP pic, March 18, 2023.

JAPAN and Germany pledged closer defence ties and cooperation on diversifying supply chains as Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in Tokyo today.

Scholz is on his second trip to Japan in less than a year, and came with six ministers for government-to-government talks as Berlin works to boost its profile in the Asia-Pacific region, and ahead of the G7 summit being hosted in May by Japan in Hiroshima.

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