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Japan and UK reach general agreement on new trade pact

Deal marks first post-Brexit accord between Britain and other countries

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Mogi, left, and U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss meet on Aug. 7 in London. (Photo provided by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.K. reached a general agreement on their new Economic Partnership Agreement on Friday, amid hopes of minimizing the impact of Brexit on businesses.

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