Tag - uk-japan-relations



Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend an event in Tokyo on Friday.
Apr 27, 2024
Imperial couple to visit Britain in June in first trip to country since '22
The visit will be the first trip to Britain by Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako since they attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.
U.S. President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British leader Rishi Sunak deliver remarks on the AUKUS partnership, after a trilateral meeting, at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego in March last year.
Apr 17, 2024
Benefits and risks: AUKUS looks to take gamble on Japan
The group sees potential benefits in tapping Japan’s strong industrial and technological capacity.
Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps speak during a news conference following an AUKUS defense ministerial meeting in Mountain View, California, last December.
Apr 9, 2024
U.S., U.K. and Australia consider working with Japan on AUKUS security pact
The three countries said they were weighing inviting Tokyo to join the pact’s second stage, with talks with Japan and others set to begin this year.
Emperor Naruhito poses for a photograph with Empress Masako at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in February.
Mar 24, 2024
Japan imperial couple state visit to Britain planned for June
Outside of official events, a visit to the University of Oxford is also under review, the source said. The imperial couple both studied at the institution.
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attened a banquet with Queen Elizabeth and her husband in Buckingham Palace in London in May 1998.
Mar 17, 2024
Emperor was worried about weak ties to British royals before 1998 visit
Japan's then-emperor and empress felt they lacked the intimate connections enjoyed by other members of the imperial family with Britain's royal family.
Japan, Britain and Italy have made headway in their joint next-generation fighter aircraft project, with industry officials saying that the partners are close to completing the aircraft’s conceptual design phase.
Feb 26, 2024
Japan joint fighter program gains steam as firms zero in on conceptual design
The completion of the conceptual design phase will allow Japan, Britain and Italy to move to the next stage of the program next year.
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.


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