Embassy News

UK Advances Preparations for New UK-Japan Economic Partnership

Sept. 20, 2019

  PRESS RELEASE: International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss announces call for input into new UK-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. (Photo by Aleksander Pasaric) The UK government has today (Friday 20 September) launched an online ‘call for input’ to prepare for trade negotiations with Japan after Brexit. Businesses, interest groups and members of the public across the whole of the UK ... Read more

UK in Japan 2019-2020 Launches at British Embassy Tokyo

Sept. 5, 2019

Officially announced in January of this year by Prime Minister Abe during his visit to the UK, the UK in Japan 2019-20 campaign is launching this month with the start of the Rugby World Cup, running through the Olympic Games and ending next September 2020 with the Paralympic Games. As the host of these world-class sporting events, Japan ... Read more

UK firms attend leading tech tradeshow

Oct. 19, 2018

British firms flew the flag for UK innovation this week at CEATEC, one of the largest tradeshows in Asia related to cyber-physical systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). They joined the UK Pavilion hosted by the British Embassy, Tokyo in the exhibition’s Co-Creation Park as part of a UK Technology trade mission to Japan. The ... Read more

Rugby World Cup 2019: Guidance and tips for fans travelling for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Sept. 21, 2018

Many fans will be travelling to Japan to watch the tournament. Here are some tips to help make your visit safe and enjoyable. Before you go Below is information to help you plan your visit to Japan. Follow the FCO's travel advice and sign up to their social media channels for updates. Facebook: UKinJapanTwitter: @UKinJapan Staying and ... Read more

A Magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred in Hokkaido on 6 September 2018

Sept. 6, 2018

At 3.12am local time on 6 September 2018, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Transportation throughout the island has been disrupted, including the airport. If you’re in Hokkaido, or are planning to travel to the area, please be careful of aftershocks, follow the advice of the local authorities, follow local news, and ... Read more

Greg Hands MP: EU – Japan Trade Agreement lays foundation for prosperous future UK Deal

June 20, 2018

As the UK leaves the EU we can hope to further encourage free trade through creating our own agreements and by engaging with partners around the world in the shared pursuit of prosperity and security, says the Minister for Trade and Investment, Greg Hands MP. Japan is a like-minded partner, a supporter of free trade and recognises the ... Read more

Virtual Reality Meets Fashion Week

March 16, 2018

“Britishness” ? a trending word in the current fashion scene, but what is it? Explore the world of high quality women’s fashion from the UK at this interactive event. Understand the true context of “Britishness” in fashion.Through a fully immersive VR experience you can explore inside the British Ambassador’s Residence discovering the latest collections of 18 ... Read more

Scottish Secretary of States Visits the British Embassy in Tokyo

Feb. 27, 2018

Scottish Secretary speaks on Brexit in Japan  With Brexit of growing concern to not only Japanese firms but also the British expatriate community in Japan, the Secretary of State for Scotland’s address to BCCJ members on 16th February drew a full house at the British Embassy, Tokyo.  It was David Mundell MP’s first visit to Japan ... Read more

The British Embassy in Tokyo Partnership Event – 2 March 2018

Feb. 23, 2018

The British Embassy Tokyo will be hosting an event on 2 March, 2018 where guests can learn about partnership and sponsorship opportunities that align with the Embassy's campaigns.  The British Embassy Tokyo and Consulate General Osaka maintain and develop relations between the UK and Japan across a broad range of issues. Our work includes international cooperation in ... Read more

MoU Signing Between London and Tokyo Aims to Bolster Collaborations

Dec. 12, 2017

The City of London Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government which will result in closer collaboration between the financial and professional services sectors in both cities. The signing ceremony took place at the British Embassy, Tokyo. Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman, signed the MoU via a video ... Read more