techUK welcomes continued commitment to enhanced UK-Japan relations
As Japanese Prime Minster Abe visits the UK, we welcome the continued commitment to an enhancement of UK-Japan relations articulated by both Prime Ministers.
“Japan and the UK, as the world’s third and fifth largest economies, are already close economic partners. Japanese companies employ 150 thousand people here in Britain and trade between our two countries totalled £28 billion in the past year.”
Technology is at the heart of the UK-Japan trading relationship and we look forward to this relationship continuing to grow. However, whilst there is significant opportunity for such growth, Japanese companies have an understandable level of anxiety regarding the uncertainty caused by Brexit and over what the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be.
It is for these reasons that in November we were delighted to launch the UK Japan Tech Forum. Hosted by techUK, the UK Japan Tech Forum is a platform to allow Japanese tech companies operating in the UK to engage with key stakeholders in government and business. The forum brings members together to discuss issues and events that may impact their growth in the UK and provides an avenue for collective concerns to be aired and discussed with the UK Government as well as for participants to explore emerging opportunities.
We echo both Prime Minister’s comments on the potential for an ever flourishing trading relationship and look forward to using the forum as a mechanism for providing tangible opportunities for Japanese and British tech companies to come together to that end. We are particularly excited to explore how companies of both nations can take advantage of the upcoming landmark events in Japan over the next 18 months including the G20, the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics.
Further information on Prime Minister Abe’s visit here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-alongside-pm-shinzo-abe-of-japan-10-january-2019
Further information on the UK Japan Tech Forum can be found here: https://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/14346-uk-japan-tech-forum
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