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U.K. plans to team up with Japan for space business: minister

Freeman eyes more tie-ups including debris removal in Indo-Pacific

George Freeman, the U.K.'s minister of state for science, technology and innovation, speaks at a G-7 meeting of science ministers on June 13. (File photo by AP) 

TOKYO -- The U.K. hopes to promote an exchange of talent with Japan to develop science and technology, and seeks tie-ups in areas such as the removal of potentially harmful space debris, a British minister told Nikkei Asia.

George Freeman, minister of state for science, technology and innovation, said in an interview last week that he was in Japan to put out the message "that we're coming to the Pacific as much as to America."

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