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UK Seeks Science Deal With Japan While Blocked From EU Program

George Freeman
George FreemanPhotographer: Leon Neal/Getty Images 

The UK has begun talks on a scientific cooperation deal with Japan it hopes to sign in May, Science and Technology Minister George Freeman said, as the country remains blocked from the EU’s key research funding program post-Brexit.

“We’re continuing to push to be in Horizon — that remains our very strong preference,” Freeman told Bloomberg News late Wednesday during a visit to Tokyo.