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Japan minister: Tokyo's concern growing over Hong Kong situation

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi speaks during a press briefing in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Thursday that recent arrests of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow and media tycoon Jimmy Lai raised questions over freedom of speech and freedom of the press in Hong Kong.

Motegi, visiting Singapore and speaking to journalists via an online conference system, said Japan’s concerns are growing over the situation in Hong Kong.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Catherine Evans

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