Japan gives UK six weeks for trade deal

Japan has given the UK just six weeks to strike a post-Brexit deal, putting Boris Johnson's government under pressure to agree one of the fastest trade negotiations in history, the Financial Times reports.

"To avoid a gap in January, we must pass this in the autumn session of the Diet [the Japanese parliament]," Hiroshi Matsuura, Tokyo's chief negotiator, told the Financial Times.

"That means we must complete negotiations by the end of July."