Embassy News

EU Referendum - Register to Vote

May 13, 2016

On Thursday 23 June 2016 there will be a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union. This is your opportunity to decide if the UK remains in the EU. The referendum will ask the question: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? You can vote ... Read more

Abenomics is making progress says FCO report

Aug. 27, 2014

A report by the British Embassy in Tokyo says that headlines about Japan's shrinking economy should not distract from progress made under Abenomics. The report, Japan: not the end of Abenomics, outlines the reasons behind the sharpest fall in GDP since the March 11 earthquake. It concludes that: "The sharp fall in GDP will attract headlines but ... Read more

Latest Japan economic report online

July 11, 2014

The latest economic report on Japan from the FCO is now available online. The monthly report, from the British Embassy Tokyo, outlines recent government policy and includes economic data and comment. It concludes: "Abenomics depends on the successful implementation of the Growth Strategy. Markets do not seem as disappointed as they were last June. However, this could mean ... Read more

FCO reports move to new website

June 21, 2014

FCO reports on the Japanese economy produced by economists at the British Embassy Tokyo have moved to a new website. The reports, which include monthly updates as well as official comment on the current economic climate in Japan and explanations of official figures, can now be found here: www.gov.uk/government/collections/fco-political-and-economic-updates#japan Read more

Chef Alan Coxon to promote British food overseas

May 13, 2014

Award-winning chef Alan Coxon has been announced as an ambassador for the UK government's Britain is GREAT campaign.  Alan will be helping to promote and expose British food and drink around the world, with the aim of increasing awareness and generating export opportunities. His involvement was announced after a meeting at 10 Downing Street. Alan, who has ... Read more

New FCO report on exporting to Japan

April 15, 2014

A new report, Exporting to Japan, has been released by UK Trade & Investment. The guide, published on the FCO website last week, gives information about the Japanese market and advice on doing business. It also provides contact details for senior trade advisers and department heads. To read the report visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exporting-to-japan/exporting-to-japan Read more

British Food is GREAT Campaign

Feb. 26, 2014

The British Embassy Tokyo has launced a new Food is GREAT campaign. The initiative, which aims to promote the quality and diversity of British food, has been launched in partnership with ABC Cooking Studio. The studio is Japan's largest, with 130 studios and 300,000 students, and has launched British cookery demonstrations online. Follow the links below ... Read more

Foreign Office report on Japan's CPI

Feb. 20, 2014

The Foreign Office has issued a short report on recent changes to Japan's Consumer Price Index.Annual inflation has risen for the first time in five years, coinciding with unemployment reaching a six year low. Created by UK Trade & Investment staff, the report aims to provide information and related comment to help companies with business decisions as ... Read more

Latest Foreign Office report on Japan economy online

Jan. 30, 2014

The latest Foreign Office report on the Japanese economy is now available online. The monthly report, from the British Embassy Tokyo, includes information on the economy, markets, trade policy and energy and the environment. Created by UK Trade & Investment staff, the report aims to provide information and related comment to help companies with business decisions as to whether ... Read more

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opportunities Webinar

Nov. 29, 2013

Invitation to Webinar - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opportunities On 4 December, from 09.00 GMT (18.00 JST) for approximately one hour, UKTI Japan will host a Webinar to discuss Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opportunities. The webinar will include an overview of UKTI’s plans for engagement with Tokyo in the preparation for these games. It will offer a view ... Read more