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Boris Johnson Is In Japan And He Just Loves A Photo Opportunity

Mayor of London Boris Johnson visits the British firm, Lola's Cupcakes during his visit to Tokyo. The mayor is on the third day of a four day trade visit to Japan.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson visits the British firm, Lola's Cupcakes during his visit to Tokyo. The mayor is on the third day of a four day trade visit to Japan.
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Boris Johnson is on a mission in Japan and he's not one to miss a photo opportunity.

On his third day in China, Boris visited a cupcake factory, attended a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, jumped on a train in Tokyo and then rode a bike through the city.

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Boris Johnson visit to Japan - Day Four

Boris Johnson visit to Japan

The trade fair has been running since 1970. Dozens of British companies attend the promotional event, which brings in about £1.6 million over the course of a week.

Visitors from across Japan attend the event, where popular British produce, such as fish and chips and afternoon tea, are on sale.

On day three of his visit, Boris Johnson "passed the ball over" to Tokyo as the city prepares to emulate London's success as a major sporting host. In a formal ceremony, London's mayor signed a deal with his counterpart in the Japanese capital to work together ahead of Japan's stint as a host nation for the 2020 Olympics and the Rugby World Cup a year earlier The Press Association reports.

Mr Johnson, who is in Japan on a three-day trade mission, wants London to benefit from the £10 billion of contracts the nation's year in the sporting spotlight will create and insisted there were "huge opportunities" for British businesses in the organisation of the games.

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