The Shropshire Star reported on 14 March that 11 projects exploring the artistic links between Scotland and Japan will receive a £100,000 funding boost. The rise in funding is being supported as part of UK In Japan 2019–20, which will start in September this year. The year-long campaign will showcase areas such as UK business, science and arts. The British Council will lead on cultural activities in Japan, bringing in work from across Britain in collaboration with a range of partners. The Japanese government will lead on reciprocal activity in the UK.