The EU member governments and commission bureaucrats will learn a hard lesson if they consider Britain easy to deal with.
For Kazuhito Yamashita's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Britain's departure from the EU may reduce its influence in the global community, but in economic terms Brexit will not be an entirely bad deal.
The U.S. president's flaws can be exploited in future negotiations.
What makes an area of trade negotiations crucial is not its economic size but its political importance.
Brexit, which was meant to regain sovereignty from the EU, might result in an eventual disintegration of the U.K.
The Abe administration has sacrificed so much to cooperate with the re-election of Trump.
Government policies aimed at keeping food prices high are responsible for the nation's declining food self-sufficiency rate.
Behind the LDP's grip on power for much of the more than six decades after its establishment in 1955 is the loyal support from farmers.
The impact of the U.S.-China trade war on the Japanese and European economies won't be that serious.
Protracted trade negotiations between Japan and the U.S. could prove costly for the U.S. agricultural industry and that could cost U.S. President Donald Trump crucial votes in the 2020 election.