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British Minister Arrives in Japan

September 6, 1999

TOKYO (AP) _ British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook arrived today in Tokyo to encourage Japanese investment in his country as well as more bilateral trade, the British Embassy said.

During his three-day visit, Cook will meet with Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi as well as Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura.

Cook and Komura were to sign a joint action agenda to promote bilateral cooperation in the next century, the embassy said in a statement

Cook will also be meeting with ``key Japanese investors″ in Britain and attend a news conference by British manufacturer Dyson to launch its new vacuum cleaner, the statement said.

Cook is making his first official visit to Japan.

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