News Briefs

UK-Japan News June 2020

Tokyo gongs experts on culture and health

Japan will confer The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette on Timothy Clark and with Neck Ribbon on Sir Jeremy Farrar (right), the Embassy of Japan in the UK said on 21 May. Clark was conferred for promoting the understanding and culture of Japan, and Sir Jeremy for his role in Japan’s Global Health Innovative Technology Fund and at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

Japan House London debuts digital stories

Virtual exhibitions are becoming more popular as Covid-19 has forced museums around the world to close. Japan House London announced on 13 May the launch of an audiovisual, 3D experience that takes online visitors into the world of award-winning Japanese storyteller and illustrator Anno Mitsumasa. Take the tour.

Central banks “near Forex deal”

Turkey is very close to securing a total of $20bn in foreign currency swaps from central banks in the UK and Japan, Habertürk news website said on 19 May. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was set to confirm the deal soon, it said.