British PM arrives in Japan to discuss trade, N. Korea
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Japan on Wednesday (August 30) to meet with counterpart Shinzo Abe.
During the three-day visit, May is expected to to ease corporate Japan’s worries about Brexit.
May’s first trip to Japan as prime minister comes at a difficult moment, with Japanese attention focused on North Korea’s Tuesday missile test and Britain’s Brexit negotiators recently on the receiving end of sharp criticism from EU officials.
On the way to Japan, May told reporters that Britain is looking at ways to replicate the trade deals that the EU has with external countries when it leaves the bloc in March 2019.
She also called on China to put more pressure on North Korea to stop missile tests, saying Beijing has a key role to play in international efforts to prevent what she described as significant provocation by Pyongyang.