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Fujitsu has held more than £3.4 billion ($4.3 billion) of active contracts with parts of the British state while £1.4 billion of those were awarded after a 2019 court ruling which associated the firm with the wrongful prosecution of hundreds of local branch post office managers for theft and fraud.
Feb 11, 2024
Fujitsu got £3.4 billion in U.K. contracts despite Post Office row
A committee said £1.4 billion of those contracts were awarded after a 2019 court ruling connected Fujitsu with hundreds of wrongful prosecutions.
Fujitsu apologized for its role in the wrongful conviction of more than 900 subpostmasters in the U.K. who used its accounting software.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 1, 2024
Fujitsu promises better quality control after U.K. scandal
The Tokyo-based technology company is the subject of an inquiry into a glitch in its Horizon accounting software used by the U.K. Post Office.
English translations of Japanese novels, like the ones seen here in a London bookstore, are getting a bump from TikTok.
Jan 25, 2024
TikTok and YouTube fuel a Japanese literature boom in Britain
Translated novels sold a total of some 2 million copies in Britain in 2023, and Japanese works accounted for one-quarter of those sold.
Defense ministers from Japan, the U.K. and Italy hold a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Thursday.
Dec 14, 2023
Japan’s next-gen fighter project with U.K. and Italy hits milestone
The three countries agreed to establish an intergovernmental organization, divide up work share and set out the roles of each partner.
Remains of a Yayoi Period building found on the former British Embassy property in Tokyo
JAPAN / Society
Dec 7, 2023
Yayoi Period village remains found on former British Embassy grounds
Despite the discovery, construction on the site is set to continue after the excavation of the area concludes in March.
A hydrogen storage tank and loading system at a liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal in Kobe
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 27, 2023
U.K. concerned about Japan’s co-firing plans to curb emissions
The move 'prolongs the life of coal plants and leads to emissions,' said the head of climate change and energy at the British Embassy in Tokyo.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara speaks with reporters at the Defense Ministry on Monday evening after holding a teleconference with his British and Italian counterparts.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
Japan joint fighter development group planned for fiscal '24
The 'control tower' will oversee the countries’ requirements for the joint development of the fighter by 2035.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa meet on the sidelines of a Group of Seven meeting in Tokyo on Nov. 7.
Nov 13, 2023
Japan and Britain to expand working holiday opportunities
Japan's quota will be expanded sixfold from the current 1,000, while the British quota will be increased fourfold from the current 1,500.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara and British counterpart Grant Shapps review an honor guard ahead of a bilateral meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 8, 2023
Japan and Britain to ramp up security cooperation
Following talks held in Tokyo, the nations' ministers said in a joint statement that they aim to boost military coordination and interoperability.
A model of a new fighter jet of the Global Combat Air Programme led by Britain, Japan, and Italy, is seen at the DSEI defense event in London on Sept. 12.
Sep 21, 2023
HQ for multilateral jet fighter project to be placed in U.K.
Japan and Britain will dominate design and manufacturing on the project.
Airborne troops from Japan, U.S., Britain and Australia take part in a joint military drill at the Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, in January.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 16, 2023
Japan-Britain defense cooperation pact to take effect in October
The treaty is aimed at facilitating joint military drills and strengthening defense cooperation amid China's growing military clout in the Indo-Pacific.
Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan's minister of economy, trade and industry, attends a bilateral ministerial meeting with his British counterpart on economic security in London on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2023
Japan and Britain confirm close economic security partnership
Japan and Britain adopted a joint statement aimed at strengthening supply chains for critical mineral resources.
A concept model of the Global Combat Air Programme's fighter jet is displayed at the DSEI Japan defense show at Makuhari Messe in Chiba in March.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 31, 2023
What the trilateral fighter jet program means for Japan
The program, also involving the U.K. and Italy, is the first such project with countries other than the U.S.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2023
British man won't be extradited over 2015 Tokyo jewelry heist
A court decision cited human rights concerns in Japan as a reason behind the decision.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
China proposes high-level talks with Tokyo and Seoul, with eye to summit
Any trilateral talks would be the first since 2019 and could come as soon as this year.
Japan Times
Jul 22, 2023
Japan fires Type-12 anti-ship missile for first time in Australia
The live-firing was part of joint anti-ship drills presumably held with China in mind, as Japan, the U.S. and Australia look to keep opposing naval forces at bay.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2023
China’s blanket testing for Japanese seafood affecting Japanese businesses
Seafood from five Japanese firms remains at Chinese customs, running the risk of a ¥100 million loss if they end up spoiling.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2023
GSDF amphibious unit now seen as 'partner' of U.S. Marines
The GSDF unit and the U.S. Marine Corps have conducted many joint exercises, and the two sides can now work together in higher-level operations, according to GSDF Col. Taisuke Fujimura.
Japan Times
Jul 20, 2023
China's blanket seafood testing deals blow to Japanese firms
The newly implemented testing is seen as a move to pressure Tokyo over its plan to begin releasing treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
Japan Times
Jul 20, 2023
Kishida’s Middle East visit creates a great opportunity for Japan
Kishida visit shows Japan"s policy vis-a-vis the Middle East is shifting from the traditional energy-securing economic diplomacy to a more strategic foreign policy.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation