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Merkel courts Abe as Berlin rethinks China-centric stance

German industries now urge caution toward state-dominated economy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a joint press conference Monday in Tokyo. Both have been vocal advocates of multilateralism and free trade. (Photo by Yuki Nakao)

TOKYO -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Japan Monday for the first time in three years as Berlin looks to dial back a diplomatic and economic strategy heavily focused on China and strengthen ties with a like-minded free-trade advocate.

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