Germany and Japan underline mutual interests in Tokyo
20 March 2023 | 1:40 pm
Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in Tokyo this weekend for German-Japanese intergovernmental consultations. The two countries have recognized that they share economic and strategic interests. DW's Nina Haase reports from Tokyo.
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