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Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura has said that he welcomes the UK's official request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

  • Nishimura stated "I welcome the UK's application to join CPTPP, the UK is Japan's global strategic partner with shared values."
  • Nishimura also confirmed that Japan will take the lead on the talks to expand the CPTPP as the chair of the group this year.
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