Olaf Scholz has not yet been to Asia as head of government. Now the chancellor is planning a short trip to Tokyo.
Berlin – Chancellor Olaf Scholz left for Japan on Wednesday, his first trip to Asia since taking office. In the capital Tokyo he will meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday.
Before that, Scholz will take part in an event marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan. Japan is one of the leading democratic economic powers that have come together in the G7. Germany is chairing this group of states this year and is hosting the G7 summit in Elmau, Bavaria, in June. Scholz will only be in Tokyo for around 20 hours – less than the flight time there and back. dpa
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