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Japan's prime minister begins Europe tour

30 April 2014 Last updated at 02:55 BST

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a six-nation tour of Europe on Tuesday.

He will be visiting Germany, Britain, Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium with the aim of expanding trade ties.

The trip comes hot on the heels of Barack Obama's meeting with Mr Abe in Tokyo where they discussed a potential 12-nation trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Marcel Thieliant, from Capital Economics, explains what'll be on Mr Abe's agenda.

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