Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has implored British Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to take a no-deal exit from the European Union (EU). In a 24 July story, The Japan Times said the request was included in a message congratulating Johnson on his election. Abe advised Johnson to continue cooperating with leaders of the business world. Abe said he hopes to see an efficient Brexit that minimises the impact on Japan-affiliated firms in Britain. Johnson has vowed to leave the EU with or without a deal.