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Brad Pitt is all smiles in Japan as son Maddox breaks silence on tense relationship (Picture: Rex)

Brad Pitt has touched down in Tokyo ahead of the release of new film Ad Astra as his son Maddox breaks his own silence on their relationship amid claims of tension.

Wearing a simple shirt and jacket paired with a flat cap, Brad was all smiles as he took part in a press conference at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation for the film, which focuses on the relationship between a father and son.

Since Brad, 55, and his estranged wife Angelina Jole, 44, announced their separation in 2016 after 11 years together, reports have mounted that tensions between Maddox and his father have heightened.

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Brad at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Picture: Getty)

It was alleged in August that Maddox, 18, ‘doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son; Maddox was adopted by Angelina in 2002 and Brad later became his adoptive father in 2006.

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An insider said at the time that Brad was hopeful their issues would be resolved but now Maddox has somewhat addressed the reported feud when asked by paparazzi this week.

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It was alleged in August that Maddox ‘doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son’ (Picture: Wireimage)
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Brad was hopeful their issues would be resolved (Picture: Wireimage)

According to footage obtained by In Touch Weekly, a reporter asked whether Brad would be visiting Maddox at Yonsei University in South Korea where he is a new student, to which he replied: ‘I don’t know about that [or what’s happening.’

He also remained coy when asked if his relationship with his dad is over, stating: ‘Well, whatever happens, happens.’

Brad Pitt; Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt
Brad Pitt with children Pax, Shiloh and Maddox (right) in 2014 (Picture: Getty)

Angelina is known to have a close relationship with Maddox and was seen escorting him on his first day at university in South Korea where he’s studying life science and biotechnology.

Angelina revealed that she had to let out an ’embarrass-your-children ugly cry’ as she dropped him off at Yonsei University in Seoul where he’ll be studying biochemistry.

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