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UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review in Tokyo. (Photo by Masayuki Terazawa)

'Mistake' to think Britain turning in on itself: Boris Johnson

UK foreign minister calls 1984 Hong Kong declaration 'a living treaty'

SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer | Europe

TOKYO -- Britain's decision to leave the European Union in a referendum last year is often earmarked by observers as the moment the multicultural U.K. turned inward. That notion is a "mistake" according to Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, who said Britain intends to be "more open" even after Brexiting.

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