Shinzo Abe has the chance to do a massive deal with Britain and America
A senior Japanese official revealed plans to develop close ties with Britain and America and form a new global power base as the EU appears to be edging towards obscurity.
The future of Britain's economy is in its own hands and the Government now has the ability to shape its own trade policy following the Brexit victory at the EU referendum.
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A Government source told the Telegraph: "For Japan the opportunity will be in the security arena because the UK will split from the EU, and the UK's diplomatic policy will not be bound by EU policies anymore."
The official added: "In that sense, it may be a good opportunity for Japan to invite the UK to be part of a greater security alliance with Asia and the US."
It is expected that Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump will strike a deal today
This not only hints at good relations with Japan, but also that a trade and security deal between America and Britain has already been thrashed out.
The timing could not be better, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meeting Donald Trump today.
It would also send a clear message to China and Russia that the more politically alligned countries were joining forces, placing a valuable check on Chino-Russian power as the EU grows ever weaker.
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Japan's involvement would represent a startling about turn for the 127 million person country, which warned Britain of "great turmoil" if Brexit succeeded.
It appears the Japanese approach has softened and it looks set to maintain its place, or potentially even surpass, its role as the fourth largest source of foreign investment.
Around 1,000 Japanese countries are based in the UK, providing around 400,000 jobs.
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