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British PM to pay first visit to Japan

04-10-2012 14:06 BJT

TOKYO, April 10 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron will arrive in Tokyo on Tuesday as the first stop of his Asian trip, local media reported.

During the two-day visit in Japan, Cameron will have bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and will meet Emperor Akihito. It is his first visit to Japan since he took office in May 2010.

Leading a delegation of British business leaders including defense contractors, the prime minister eyes on joint development with Japanese firms.

"There are many opportunities for defense cooperation -- for instance, in the area of helicopters," Cameron told Kyodo News before he left London.

Cameron will leave Japan for Southeast Asian countries including Myanmar on Wednesday.


Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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