Many Japanese have a somewhat romanticized image of living in Britain. While for some those expectations may be fulfilled, the reality for others is that they struggle to adapt to a very different culture.

Yuko Nippoda, a London-based counselor and psychotherapist, has been treating Japanese clients suffering from psychological and mental health issues for years, and helps them cope with Western culture and life in Britain.

She says that communication difficulties as well as the "unpredictability" of British life, where customer service can be poor and unreliable, are two of the main problems.